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2018 Governor’s Marketplace Roadshow

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s Marketplace to support Oregon small businesses.

We have partnered with the Secretary of State, Department of Administrative Services and the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity to bring opportunities for businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations who will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in business growth, more successfully navigate contracting processes and nurture ongoing relationships.

All businesses within the state of Oregon are welcome. These events are held in different parts of the state to make the resources available to all.

Registration is now open for the following events:

September 12, 2018     Central Oregon Community College, Redmond

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-opportunities-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-central-tickets-45664357322?aff=es2

September 13, 2018     Harney County Community Center, Burns

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-burns-or-tickets-45110658193

 October 4, 2018       Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-the-dalles-or-tickets-48040231626?aff=es2

October 17, 2018     Linn Benton Community College, Albany

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-albany-or-tickets-48045949729?ref=ecal

October 19, 2018     Lane Community College, Eugene

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-eugene-or-tickets-48626046815?aff=es2

October 25, 2018     Umpqua Community College, Roseburg

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-roseburg-or-tickets-48044151350?aff=es2


Who should attend?

Business owners who have an interest in public contracts.  Public agencies across Oregon spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year.  These public agencies purchase a wide variety of goods and services.

State Agencieslocal organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencieslarge firms and General Contractors seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses.

NEW!  Earn CE Credits.  Through our partnership with CCB, Contractors can CE credits for attending this event.  If you only attend certain portions, your earned CE credits will reflect the hours of participation.

WHAT is this about?

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement, bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.

This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.

WHEN, WHERE & HOW to participate? Please register for each event you are interested in.  All locations are open to businesses within the state of Oregon.

Click here for a current list of current Governor’s Marketplace locations.


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