MORPC is committed to enhancing its diversity and inclusion efforts. This commitment will assist MORPC in planning and decision making, establishing priorities, building capacity, maintaining accountability, allocating resources and improving services to the Central Ohio community.

Changing demographics and economic prosperity are putting the Central Ohio region in the same league as the nation’s top cultural centers. MORPC customers are diverse, the population of the Central Ohio region is becoming more diverse and our promotion and support of diverse vendors and small businesses should at a minimum reflect the diversity that is evident in our region.

MORPC’s 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan established six focus areas for improving and enhancing Diversity efforts at MORPC; Workforce, Workplace, Diversity Spend, Service to Diverse Populations, Diversity Requirements and Diversity Communications. It is MORPC’s intent through the Work Plan to:

  • Cultivate a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive
  • Provide services and programs to the central Ohio community creating a special place to live, work, and raise a family
  • Create a place for businesses to want to locate

View the 2016-2017 Diversity & Inclusion Work Plan.
View a summary of achievements for the 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan.
View a summary of achievements and final outcomes for the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan.
View a summary of achievements and final outcomes for the 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan. 

MORPC’s Diversity Statement
Diversity refers to the differences that make us unique. MORPC recognizes, values, embraces and celebrates diversity by respecting and utilizing all of our differences to enhance our lives and our society.

Diversity Spending
MORPC is committed to providing diverse vendors with economic opportunities to provide products, goods and services to meet the needs of our agency. Below is a list of “What MORPC Buys”. If the vendor is at least 51 percent owned and fully controlled by a minority, woman, person with disabilities, veteran, ex- offender or GLBT community member, and certified as such by a third party, the vendor will be considered a diverse vendor, including:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Small Businesses Enterprises (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprises (DBE)
  • Section 3 Businesses

Vendors are asked to be certified as a MBE, WBE SBE or DBE with the State of Ohio, the City of Columbus, South Central Ohio MSDC or the Columbus Diversity Bridge Program.   Vendors are also encouraged to visit MORPC’s RFPs & RFQs site to view the current listing of bid opportunities. An application for Housing Contracts can be found on MORPC's Housing Rehab page.  

What We Buy:

AppraisalsInspectionsPromotional Items
Audio VisualInsuranceRecords Retention
Auditor ServicesLegal ServicesREE Equipment
ClothingMaintenance SuppliesSoftware Refreshments
Consulting ServicesMedia BuysSpeakers
ConsumablesMeeting SpaceTelecommunications
Contracting ServicesOffice SpaceTraining
Diesel RetrofitOffice SuppliesVehicle Purchase & Service
Environmental InventoryOff-Site WarehouseVehicle Rental
Graphic DesignPhotographyVending
HardwarePrintingWeb Design

For questions regarding MORPC’s Diversity Spend or how to do business with MORPC, please contact Bernice Cage at 614.233.4157.