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Total Business Development is designed to address business capability gaps, promote business growth, and increase utilization of the professional services of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The program allows MBEs to hire an approved MBE professional service firm to provide a solution at half the cost!

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Service Providers must agree to provide at least a 15% discount off the companies usual and customary fees to MBEs approved for participation in this program.
  • Service Providers must submit an invoice showing usual and customary fees incurred, the discount provided, and the MBE applicant share (50%) and HMSDC share (35%) of usual and customary fees.
  • Instructions
    You have been nominated for the Supplier of the Year Award. Please complete this nominee questionnaire. This information will be used to support the nominator’s input on why you should receive the Supplier of the Year Award. Only questionnaires completed in their entirety will be considered. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the annual EXPO Rigel Awards.
    All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 - 9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

    Award Definition
    A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by United States citizens belonging to one or more of the following ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent-Asian Americans. The winner of Supplier of the Year in each class will be announced at the 46th Anniversary Gala and be submitted to the NMSDC national office for national Supplier of the Year. This award is presented to a deserving MBE(s) based on the quality, competitiveness, and reliability of products and services rendered. Awards are presented in the following categories of annual sales: under $1 million, $1-10 million, $10-50 million, and over $50 million.


    Supplier Criteria
    Nominees will be honored as those who best fulfill the following criteria:
  • A substantiated history as an established business.
  • Growth in number of employees demonstrating an ability to impact the job market (especially minority employees).
  • Increase in sales which is an indication of continued growth.
  • Improved operations, including quality products and/or innovative services offered; delivery performance, competitiveness, cost savings ideas and servicing.
  • Growing list of major customers.
  • Evidence of regional council involvement.
  • Evidence of civic and community contributions and major accomplishments through the use of the business owner's time and resources within the past three years.
  • Improved procurement activities through MBE to MBE purchases.



Winners Will Receive
The four (4) national winners will each receive an award presented during the Awards Banquet at the annual NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange Awards Banquet. The twelve (12) regional winners will be recognized during the annual NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange Awards Banquet.

National and Regional winners will each receive:

  • Reserved seating at "Award Winners" tables at the Awards Banquet.
  • Complimentary single accommodations for one night at a conference hotel. Incidentals and other expenses are not included.
  • The attire for the Awards Banquet is black tie.


A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by United States citizens belonging to one or more of the following ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent-Asian Americans.

This award is presented to a deserving MBE(s) based on the quality, competitiveness, and reliability of products and services rendered. Awards are presented in the following categories of annual sales: under $1 million, $1-10 million, $10-50 million, and over $50 million.

The winner of Supplier of the Year in each class will be announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards and will be submitted to the NMSDC national office to compete for the National Supplier of the Year.  All nominees should block the following dates (September 6-9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Award Definition
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) recognizes with this award the individuals who have done the most during the past twelve months to provide ongoing, recurring support to MBEs resulting in contracts for multiple MBEs.

Instructions
Instructions: There is no limit on the number of nominations, however, each must be submitted separately. Please complete this nomination form explaining why your nominee should receive the Advocate of the Year Award. All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 -9) for the videotaping session for award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on Friday, September 2, 2022.

All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards.

All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 - 9) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.


Award Definition
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) recognizes with this award the Corporate Member who has evidenced the most commitment to minority business development during the past year. We are requesting MBEs to nominate companies who have demonstrated the following:
 

  •  Commitment to MBE development
  •  Involvement in HMSDC
  •  Specific assistance provided to MBEs
  •  Encouraging primes to support minority business development
  •  Increased direct and indirect spend with MBEs
  •  Increased number of MBEs nominee is doing business with
  •  Changed internal processes that resulted in contracts awarded to MBEs
  •  Demonstrated executive involvement

You are encouraged to go directly to the nominee for information.
Instructions: There is no limit on the number of nominations. Please complete this nomination form by explaining why your nominee should receive the National or Local Corporation of the Year award. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winners announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards. 

Instructions
You have been nominated for the Corporation of the Year Award. Please complete this nominee questionnaire. This information will be used to support the nominator’s input on why you should receive the Corporation of the Year Award. Only questionnaires completed in their entirety will be considered. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced during the Annual (Virtual) Expo & Tradeshow  All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 - 9) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Award Definition
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) recognizes with this award the Corporate Member who has evidenced the most commitment to minority business development during the past year.  We are requesting MBEs to nominate companies who have demonstrated the following:

  • Commitment to MBE development
  • Involvement in HMSDC
  • Specific assistance provided to MBEs
  • Encouraging primes to support minority business development
  • Increased direct and indirect spend with MBEs
  • Increased number of MBEs nominee is doing business with
  • Changed internal processes that resulted in contracts awarded to MBEs
  • Demonstrated executive involvement


Instructions
Nominations are accepted only from HMSDC Corporate Members. By providing this information, you will be considered for the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council’s Innovation Award in MBE Development.
All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 - 9) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Please be specific.
All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards.

Instructions
You have been nominated for the Innovation Award. Please complete this nominee questionnaire. This information will be used to support the nominator’s input on why you should receive the Innovation Award. Only questionnaires completed in their entirety will be considered. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards.
All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 - 9) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

The Prime Supplier of the Year Award is presented to the prime supplier that demonstrates overall growth in their second-tier efforts, using a year-on-year comparison.  All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 -9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Criteria for Nomination:
The nominee shall be an HMSDC member prime supplier or first-tier Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that participates in overall second-tier efforts at some level for more than three years. The nominee should have reported spend with MBEs greater than $2 million and demonstrated significant overall growth with their second-tier efforts through capturing and reporting second-tier targets, using a year-on-year comparison.

Nomination Requirements:
STEP 1: Nominator
Please submit a brief narrative describing why you feel this nominee is deserving of recognition as having an effective second-tier program. Your narrative should address the items listed below. (Maximum points 25)

STEP 2: Nominated Prime Supplier
Prime Supplier is required to submit a narrative of additional information supporting this nomination, specifically and carefully addressing the above items using the Prime Supplier of the Year Award Questionnaire.

PLEASE NOTE THE NARRATIVE IS WORTH 25% OF THE PRIME SUPPLIER SCORE
Total Award Points for Nominator Narrative = 25 Points
Total Award Points for Prime Supplier Nominee Narrative = 75 Points

The winner of this award will be recognized at the EXPO Rigel Awards.

Instructions
You have been nominated for the Prime Supplier of the Year Award. Please complete this nominee questionnaire. This information will be used to support the nominator’s input on why you should receive the Prime Supplier of the Year Award. Only questionnaires completed in their entirety will be considered. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards.  All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 - 9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.


Award Definition
A growing number of major corporations and government agencies are asking their primary suppliers to become involved in minority business development efforts. Primary suppliers are asked to make a conscious effort to seek out and give serious consideration to minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), and to report the results of those efforts through specific action taken to develop and grow their supplier diversity program.

The nominee for the Prime Supplier of the Year Award shall be an HMSDC member prime supplier or first-tier minority-owned business enterprise that has participated in overall second-tier efforts at some level for more than three years. The nominee should have reported annual spending with MBEs that total greater than $2 million and demonstrate significant growth in their second-tier efforts through capturing and reporting second-tier targets, using a year-on-year comparison. 

Strategic Teaming refers to a partnering or subcontracting arrangement between a prime vendor and one or more Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) or between two or more MBEs. This award is presented to deserving MBE(s) who are partnering with each other or a prime supplier to increase their capacity and leverage their capabilities to render a product or service to a customer. Winners of the Strategic Teaming Alliance Award will be announced at the EXPO Rigel Awards.

The nominees with active participation in a strategic teaming alliance will be judged by the Houston Minority Business Council’s Strategic Teaming Alliances Committee. Judging will be based on commitment, innovations, and expenditures with MBEs.

Please list the alliance companies you feel should be considered for this special recognition.  All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 - 9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Your company has been nominated for the Strategic Teaming Award presented by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC). Strategic Teaming refers to a partnering or subcontracting arrangement between a prime supplier and one or more Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) or between two or more MBEs. Judging will be based on commitment, innovations, and expenditures with MBEs. This award will be presented during the Annual (Virtual) Expo and Tradeshow.
All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 - 9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

The Procurement Champion award will be presented to the buyer who has done the most to promote business opportunities for MBEs*.  All nominees should block the following dates (September 6 - 9, 2022) for the videotaping session of the award winners.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Criteria for nomination:
(1) Nominee must be a current employee of the nominator’s company and have at least two years of experience with the company.
(2) Nominee may be any company representative that requisition, buy, use and/or influence the procurement of products and/or services, but does not function as a Supplier Diversity Administrator, Coordinator, Manager or similar.
(3) Self-nominations are welcome and for additional nominees, please copy this form.

Nomination Requirements:
Please submit a brief narrative describing why you feel this nominee is deserving of recognition as Procurement Champion of the Year. Your narrative should address the items listed below. Please limit your narrative to two typed double-spaced pages.  Narrative must cover all five categories or points deducted for each category missing.

Award Definition
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) recognizes stand-out individuals from our Corporate Members who have gone the extra mile to open doors and create opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBEs).  The winner of this award will be determined based on the responses provided in this nomination. There is no additional information that will be used to determine the winner.


All nominees should block the following dates (Sept 6 - 9) for the video taping session of the awards ceremony.  A specific date and time will be provided on September 2, 2022.

Instructions

You have been nominated for the Advocate of the Year Award. Please complete this nominee questionnaire. This information will be used to support the nominator’s input on why you should receive the Advocate of the Year Award. Only questionnaires completed in their entirety will be considered. All qualified nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at the 45th Anniversary Gala.





Award Definition

The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) recognizes with this award the individuals who have done the most during the past twelve months to provide ongoing, recurring support to MBEs resulting in contracts for multiple MBEs.

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council