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Welcome to the Office of Business Diversity

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and CDC guidelines, in-person events have been cancelled or rescheduled in a virtual format at this time. Based on available information, Denver Public Schools Office of Business Diversity anticipates in person programming to begin in late summer as the vaccine becomes readily available. Events scheduled in August and throughout the remainder of the year are scheduled to be conducted in person but are subject to change per local health guidelines.

The 2021 Reverse Trade Fair is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 15th and is anticipated to occur in person.

To learn more, please visit the events page by clicking here for general information.

For over 20 years, the Office of Business Diversity (OBD) has helped guide DPS’ efforts to involve diverse businesses in our construction projects. The program is the only one of its kind for a Colorado school district, and has helped promote diversity in construction and related contracting for various bond-funded capital improvement projects.

Over the past several years, the DPS Board of Education and our team have taken significant steps to provide greater opportunity to diverse construction suppliers and teams through enhancing the OBD. A cross-disciplinary team of employees evaluates our current policies in collaboration with OBD processes to determine where we have room for improvements. In addition, we have recently completed a study with MGT of America to assess our utilization of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) for the district.

Based on this report, we are designing a comprehensive program to address the issues identified. For more on our engagement with MGT, which also evaluated our MWBE work in 2014, please visit this webpage.

Business Diversity by the Numbers »
Procurement Opportunities »
Learn More About the 2017 MGT Report »

This calendar displays pre-bid conference information as a courtesy service only. All official information regarding DPS bid opportunities is distributed through Strategic Sourcing.

Our Partners

acc asian chamber of commerce
cbcc colorado black chamber of commerce
colorado women's chamber of commerce
dglcc since 1992 denver gay and lesbian chamber of commerce promote. advance. connect.
hispanic chamber of commerce of metro denver
hcc colorado's diversity leader
minority business development agency u.s. department of commerce
mountain plains minority supplier development council
rocky mountain indian chamber of commerce
women's business enterprise national council wbenc