Miami University supports the State of Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) business development program. The University has established goals for EDGE Certified Business Participation for University contracts that include goods, services, construction and professional design services. Similar goals are established for MBE. For further information on MBE/EDGE Programs, please refer to Http://www.das.ohio.gov/Eod/Index.htm.
The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Under current law, a goal 15% of goods and services to certified MBE and 5% of goods, services and construction contracting to EDGE is to be purchased. Minority vendors must be certified by the Department of Administrative services, Equal Opportunity Division, prior to participation. The Department of Purchasing takes the lead role in supporting the goals of the program. Any questions regarding this program should be direct to the Department of Purchasing.
Any vendor wishing to do business with the University should contact the Department of Purchasing. The purchasing process at the University is centralized with all requests being routed through the Department of Purchasing. The University manages a web enabled bidding tool that allows for MBE/EDGE vendors to enroll and identify commodities they wish to receive bid notices. Vendors may also visit the Department of Purchasing to personally discuss their company's product line and to express their interest in doing business with the University.
- View eBid Opportunities - set-up an account and view current bids for products and services.
- Facilities Contracting Office - information on construction projects at the university
- Ohio DAS - MBE/EDGE Certification
- Ohio DAS - search for MBE/EDGE suppliers
- Buyway Search Instructions - information on how to search for suppliers in Buyway including MBE/EDGE suppliers