Potential State of Ohio MBE Opportunity: Best Practices Programming Services

Subject: Potential State of Ohio MBE Opportunity: Best Practices Programming Services

Good afternoon –

The Department of Administrative Services Office of Procurement Services on behalf of the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections is seeking minority owned businesses to provide Best Practice Programming Services.

This email is serving as an inquiry of capabilities to identify certified MBEs and is not a solicitation for bids. Should the opportunity become an MBE set aside vendors will receive a notice from State Purchasing when the bid has been posted.


The ODRC is seeking to secure best practice programming ranging from meaningful activities for incarcerated individuals to preparing offenders to return to the community and desist from a criminal lifestyle.


Program Minimum Requirements. The Provider/Program shall:

1. Have been in existence for a minimum of one year.

2. Demonstrate a record of successful implementation of programming that is not operated by the state of Ohio, and includes evidence that the implemented program reduced violent behavior and incident reports within a correctional environment or reduced recidivism among program “graduates” once they re-enter the outside community

If your company is capable of fulfilling the requirements please forward

* Business Name

* Phone Number

* Fax Number

* Email

* Business Type (ex: Janitorial Services, Consulting Services, Information Technology Services, etc.)
to Patrice Davis at Patrice.Davis@das.state.oh.us by Monday, February 22, 2016 by 2:00PM. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Patrice Davis
Procurement Program Specialist
Office of Procurement Services

4200 Surface Road | Columbus, Oh 43228
(614) 752-9273


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Enter to Win: American Small Business Championship


Sam’s Club and SCORE are partnering on an exciting opportunity for small businesses:
The American Small Business Championship.

This initiative rewards 102 small businesses around the country for the sacrifices they have made to make their businesses successful.

This opportunity is open to small businesses throughout the U.S. and will recognize two champion businesses from each state and the District of Columbia.

One Grand Champion will win $25,000! Other champions win a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, all-expense paid attendance at one of 5 regional business training events, SCORE mentoring for one year, and significant national publicity.

Apply Today!

Watch this minute-long video to learn how to enter.


Learn how SCORE mentors can help you!

To become a champion, visit http://www.score.org/championship and answer the question:

“What dream would you be able to achieve if you were to win this Championship?”

You can submit an entry through either:

A 30-60 second video
A photo with a written statement of 1,500 characters or less

Lastly, you need at least 100 votes for entry!

The deadline for entries is February 12, 2016.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your business with support
from Sam’s Club and SCORE. Good luck!

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