AS to Host June Workshops for Small and Minority Businesses

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) will host a series of workshops for small and minority businesses each Tuesday in June.

The “You’re Certified: Now What?” workshops will educate companies about how to do business with the State of Ohio after receiving certification in one of several programs that help ensure equal opportunity access to and fair treatment in government contracting.

The workshops will run from 11 a.m. to noon on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and will cover a variety of topics including identifying opportunities and available financial resources, joint ventures and teaming, and registering with Ohio|Buys], the State’s new online procurement solution. Visit for a complete list of topics.

Registration is not required. To join a workshop each week, follow this Microsoft Teams link [  ]. If unable to use the link, participants may call 614-721-2972, and enter conference ID 512 886 909#.

In addition to the DAS Equal Opportunity Division and Office of Procurement Services, presenters will include the Columbus Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center, Ohio Development Services Agency, Economic Community Development Institute, and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

The DAS Equal Opportunity Division oversees several programs for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. Visit for additional information.