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Becoming a Diversity Supplier at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Thu 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting


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This is a straight to the point one-hour training session around:

  • Why BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) has a Supplier Diversity Program … Why is this important?
  • Current and forecasted procurement needs of BCBST
  • How to complete supplier enrollment and self-certification forms
  • FAQs and live Q & A
Who should attend:

Minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized business, and Small Business Administration (SBA)-defined small business concerns are invited to meet with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee procurement representatives to learn how to position themselves to be successful suppliers, and share their capabilities and skills that may meet an unmet procurement need of BCBST.

Presented by:
  • David Geyer, MBA - Director Corporate Procurement, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Supplier Diversity Program
  • Nesha Steele - Supplier Diversity Manager, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Supplier Diversity Program

Co-Sponsor(s): Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Kingsport Chamber; TSBDC, East Tennessee State University, BlueCross BlueShield Supplier Diversity

This ZOOM live webinar is a view-only platform where the attendees cannot see each other, and the Host cannot see the attendees. An in-meeting chat is provided for attendees to send messages to the Host and other users within the meeting. Client confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. Except where a Client consents in writing or as directed by SBA per the statute (15 U.S.C. §648(a)(7)), TSBDC is not permitted to disclose any Client Information to a third party (or share such information with other units of the organization not directly involved in the conduct of this project). The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Madison Smith -; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 423-392-8825