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CREATING CONNECTIONS, ENABLING OPPORTUNITIES

Delivered by the Facilities and Operations department, the CU Grow: Vendor Development Program is a multi-dimensional coaching program developed to assist minority-, women-, and locally-owned (MWL) firms by expanding their existing portfolio of business and contracts with large clients. The program is at no cost to vendors and runs annually from February to December.

Read the welcome message from the Executive Vice President of University Facilities and Operations.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are seeking a greater understanding of large company procurement procedures
  • Provide a service or commodity that aligns with the needs of Columbia University 
  • Are a certified Minority-, Women-, or Locally owned firm with annual revenue between $250K and $5M*
  • Your firm has been established for at least three years and is in the built environment including construction trades, professional services, suppliers, and commodities
     

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Recent News

January 18, 2022

Facilities and Operations AVP Tanya Pope Recognized as Practitioner of the Year by US Association for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship presented its Minority and Women Entrepreneurship Practitioner of the Year SIG Award to Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President for University Supplier Diversity at Columbia, the highest recognition given to a practitioner that has demonstrated extraordinary work with minority and/or women's entrepreneurship programs or people.