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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

July 06, 2022

CU Grow Hosts Second Procurement Event of 2022

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first in-person procurement event since the beginning of the pandemic at The Forum at Columbia on June 9. The event brought together CU Grow’s current cohort of 21 minority-women- and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni, Columbia project managers, and CU Grow partner organizations for a networking event to learn about upcoming business opportunities and gain valuable resources to continue growing their businesses.