Wayne State University named MMSDC Corporation of the Year - Educational Sector


MMSDC Corporation of the Year - Educational and Governmental Entities 2014

Procurement & Strategic Sourcing is pleased to announce that the University has been awarded the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) 2014 Corporation of the Year - Educational and Government Entities Award.  This is the twelfth time the University has been so recognized since 1989.  This results from employing a continuous improvement process  to increase both the level of expenditures and the number of qualified Minority owned and operated enterprises with which the University does business.  Through a wide variety of activities, the University has been successful in this effort.

The University is a recognized leader in the manner and level of effort extended to enhance and support Minority owned and operated enterprises.  The University:

  • Hosts an annual Detroit-Based and Diversity Owned Businesses Procurement Conference (26th annual conference was held August 7, 2014)
  • Participates annually in the Michigan Minority Procurement Conference  (May)
  • Works with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council  (MMSDC).

While the above information is by no means all inclusive, it provides a substantial overview of the attention given to this important effort, which the University takes very seriously.

We partner with the MMSDC in the following areas:

  • Project ONE
  • Annual Award Dinner
  • Michigan Minority Procurement Conference Planning Committee
  • Supplier of the Year Selection Committee
  MMSDC Award

"Recognition at this level comes from a collaboration of efforts from several areas" says Ken Doherty, AVP for Procurement.  "We are fortunate to have support from Facilities Planning & Management, Business Operations, Computing & Information Technology, and the Office of Equal Opportunity".

Congratulations to all the Corporations, Institutions, and Minority Businesses that were nominated in 2014, and a special congratulations to those that were also award recipients.

The complete list of MMSDC Awards recipients can be seen at

MMSDC 31th Annual Awards Winners

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