Small Business and Strategic Partner Vendor Fair


We are excited to once again host our Annual Small Business and Strategic Partner Vendor Fair on Thursday, August 24, 2023!


The Purchasing Department strives to continue to build new and strong business relationships between UNM departments and local small businesses.

The purpose of the Vendor Fair is to provide an opportunity for local small businesses to network with departments of the UNM Main and Branch campuses as well as the UNM Health Science Center with the intent of entering into new business partnerships. The Vendor Fair also provides our Strategic Partners currently conducting business with UNM and UNMHSC the opportunity to reaffirm and reinforce their current business relationships. Other agencies are also present at the event that may have contracting opportunities available within their organizations.

Since it's introduction in 2013, this annual networking event allows both vendors and departments to establish advantageous business relationships with new and current suppliers.


Visit our 2023 Vendor Fair page for more information and to register for this year's event!

DATE: August 24, 2023

Registration for the 2023 fair is now closed. To be included in the 2024 invitation list, please email the Purchasing Department at 


2022 Vendor Fair

The Purchasing Department would like to give thanks to all participating vendors and fair attendees that joined us for a successful and enjoyable 2022 Small Business and Strategic Partner Vendor Fair this year. After a few interrupted years, it was great to reconnect in-person! Over 50 vendors and over 200 attendees took advantage of the occasion to build and expand their professional network. 

The introduction of the new Small Business Info Session allowed Small Business vendors the opportunity to connect with government agencies and other organizations to learn how they can help expand their businesses.

In addition to the great networking contacts made, a number of attendees won various door prizes graciously donated by the vendors. Prizes included Hot Air Baloon ride, gift cards, goodie bags, Keurig coffee makers and much more!

Thank you again to all that contributed and participated in this year’s Vendor Fair. We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s event!