Emerging Small Business Program


The development of small and diverse businesses to provide an increased pool of available and qualified small businesses seeking opportunities with the University of Florida.


In a collaborative effort of Business Affairs units (Planning, Design and Construction; Facilities Services (Operations); and Small Business & Supplier Diversity), we are seeking to educate, develop and increase access for small emerging firms to participate in projects with the institution.


  • Educate: Teach firms how to successfully do business at UF
  • Develop: Offer guidance and resources (knowledge, training, insight) to help develop firms
  • Access: Provide appropriate sized opportunities for firms to work with UF (at the discretion of program administrators)