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USF increases supplier diversity

August 22, 2019 - The University of South Florida said it spent nearly $35 million with diverse suppliers in 2018-2019, its most recent fiscal year. That's an increase of nearly $8 million from the previous year and almost double the amount from 2016-17, when it spent $18 million, according to a news release.  Overall, 8.7 percent of the university’s competitively sourced purchases last year were made with businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans, the news release said. USF plans a supplier diversity day on Friday, Oct. 4.

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