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SIU Carbondale's - Diverse Vendor Opportunity Fair


Thursday, May 02, 2013
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Southern Illinois University, 113 Wakeland Hall, Carbondale IL 62901

Contact Information

Debbie Abell
Procurement Services
Southern Illinois University
113 Wakeland Hall
Carbondale IL  62901

(618) 453-6727


Hosted by: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
Supported by: Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) - Bureau of Strategic Sourcing (BOSS), Business Enterprise Program (BEP) & Vendor Payment Program (VPP)


8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.      Check-in

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Opening remarks – Kevin Bame, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Bureau of Strategic Sourcing (BOSS) – Contracting with the State of Illinois
Vendor Payment Program (VPP)
                                        Business Enterprise Program (
BEP) - Business certification for businesses
                                        owned by minorities, diverse and people with disabilities

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Vendors will have the opportunity to visit tables staffed by SIU
                                        Carbondale personnel responsible for making purchases for various 
                                        campus departments.