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
September 13, 2018 Harney County Community Center, Burns
October 4, 2018 Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles
October 17, 2018 Linn Benton Community College, Albany
October 19, 2018 Lane Community College, Eugene
October 25, 2018 Umpqua Community College, Roseburg
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 Agencies, local organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencies, large 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.
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