OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show

OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show
Date: 5/11/2017

Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:
Oregon Convention Center

777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Hall “D”
Portland, OR 97232


Phone:
503-249-7744

Event Description:

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is presenting its 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show.

Over 130 small and large business exhibitors will be under one roof to help you network your business.

State, county and federal government agencies also attend the event to find opportunities with small business.

Luncheon runs from 12pm-1:30,iIndividual luncheon tickets are $85.00

Tradeshow admission is free and runs 10am-12pm, 1:30-3pm

http://www.oame.org/wp-content/uploads/Trade-Show-one-page-flyer-2017-4.pdf

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

Date: 5/10/2017
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Large Conference Room
Portland, OR 97217

Phone:
503-249-7744

Event Description:
OAME (Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs) will kick off its trade show season with our first event of the week.

Join other businesses throughout the State of Oregon and Washington as we congregate, get to meet each other and discuss “What is Working” and “What is Not Working.”

FREE and open to the public.

3pm-4:30pm MWESB Summit
4:30pm-6pm Reception with appetizers and no-host bar

http://www.oame.org/wp-content/uploads/MWESB-Summit-2017-1.pdf

 

Proposal Response Workshop for Small Businesses

REGISTER NOW!

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Metro Regional Center Council Chamber Room 600 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97232

Professional service businesses are invited to attend this free workshop. This workshop will prepare you for future contracting opportunities with Metro. Learn about doing business with Metro and how to respond to RFPs. Work with staff from the State of Oregon to register for ORPIN and COBID (Formally Minority, Women owned Small Emergent Businesses) certification. Attendees are eligible for 2 free hours of one on one proposal writing assistance.

Bonus! The best way to grow your business is building relationships! Join us for a no-host Happy Hour immediately following this Proposal Workshop. Networking with fellow participants and members of the Metro team.

Happy Hour Venue: Spirit of 77: 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 http://www.spiritof77bar.com/

Register at: https://metroproposalresponseworkshop42417.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: suzanne@donaldson-enterprises.com

Contractor Open House for Convention Center Hotel & Parking Garage

Please join Metro, Portland Development Commission and Mortenson Construction at an open house to learn about early bid opportunities for contracts related to the Oregon Convention Center hotel and parking garage.

 

Hotel + garage bid opportunities March 2017 Flyer

Tuesday, March 21

4:30 – 6:30 pm

At the Metro Regional Center, Rooms 370 A&B

600 NE Grand Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

 

Project staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A list of potential contractor opportunities is attached.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Eleonor Oshitoye, Diversity Inclusion Manager

Mortenson Construction

Eleonor.oshitoye@mortenson.com

(425) 497-7056

2017 Governor’s Marketplace Conference

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.
The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.
If you are a small business who has interest in contracting with public agencies and/or private organizations, please attend this extraordinary event.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
Continental breakfast and networking
Training for startup, established and growing businesses
Workshop for diversity practitioners and agency buyers
Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources dealing with understanding the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

The link for business attendees is: https://oregongmp2017.eventbrite.com

DETAILS

Date: March 23
Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

TriMet upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge

Interested in working on the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America?

TriMet is hosting an informational session for interested certified firms to learn about our upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge – project budget estimated at $12 million.  Attendees will learn about type of work to be done – extensive track replacement, track turnouts, crossovers, curves, and crossings panels – project requirements and meet project staff including the Project Manager.

Possible subcontracting opportunities:

  • Concrete work
  • Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Survey
  • Traffic Control
  • Trucking

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9 – 10am
Portland Community College Workforce Training Center
Building 2, Auditorium
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Take TriMet – Bus Lines 72 and 75 – visit trimet.org to plan your trip. On-site parking is also available.

To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Monika Johnson at johnsomo@trimet.org or 503.962.2213 by Thursday, February 23, 2017.

3rd Annual Small Business Open House Event – Multnomah County

Multnomah County is teaming up once again with Metro Regional Governments to host our third annual Small Business Open House event on February 22, 2017, 3 – 6 pm, at the Oregon Convention Center.  We are inviting business owners from across the region to come learn about the 2017 – 2018 business needs and  opportunity projections of Metro and Multnomah County. We purchase everything such as office supplies, veterinary services, health coaching, and various forms of counseling and personal services…we also purchase construction and construction related services.
We will have project and program managers on site to discuss department and program needs and projections for the current and upcoming fiscal years with business owners.  We will also have representatives from the State of Oregon to provide information on ORPIN and how to become certified as a Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Emerging Small Business or Service Disabled Veteran-owned business.
Please see the attached flyer and distribute throughout your networks.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Sagal at tracy.sagal@oreognmetro.gov or myself.

 Lee Fleming

Lee Fleming, CPPB, CCA, OPBC
Supplier Diversity Officer
Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 125
Portland, Oregon   97214
Office: 503.988.7540
Find County Business Opportunities at:  http://pdxprocurementsearch.com/

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services for a Permanent Operator Restroom – SE Flavel Street.

Bids are due Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2pm.

A pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 11am at TriMet, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201. While the pre-bid meeting isn’t mandatory, please attend if your schedule allows.

To view bid documents, you must be registered in TriMet’s E-Bid system.

Monika Johnson
TriMet Department of Diversity & Transit Equity
1800 SW 1st Ave., Ste 300, Portland, OR 97201
Office: 503-962-2213
Email: johnsomo@trimet.org

Upcoming Event: Meet & Certify for Small Business

Are you interested in working with public agencies and would like more information about where to start? Come learn about how to find and win government contracts, meet project managers and learn about MWESB Certification.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

3-5 PM
BESThq
12745 SW Beaverdam Rd.

MWESB (Minority, Women & Emerging Small Business) and Service Disabled Veteran Certification: Certification opens the door to significant contracting opportunities. Public agencies, like Metro and City of Beaverton friends, have targets for contracting with certified firms, and becoming certified will help make your business more visible. More certification info here.

Real Awards: Metro aspires to award a small contract to a business that attends and becomes certified. Don’t miss your chance. Come and learn about the doors that certification can open for you!

For more info, contact: tracy.sagal@oregonmetro.gov

Event Spanish-Friendly; All Are Welcome!

City of Portland: Bids Pending Report for the week of 10/31/6

Procurement Services is part of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services within the Office of Management and Finance.  Procurement Services is responsible for making sure the procurement process is fair, efficient, effective and accountable to everyone.
In July 2015, the National Procurement Institute awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award to the City of Portland, Procurement Services. In receiving the award, the City demonstrated excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria; the City of Portland is one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the 2015 award. Procurement Services has earned the AEP award a total of ten times and consecutively over the past five years.

Here are the Bids Pending Report 10-31-16