Port of Long Beach Training Forums: NOT Just for Small Businesses!
The Port of Long Beach conducts periodic training forums to familiarize licensed construction contractors, professional service providers, vendors and suppliers with the Port’s SBE/VSBE Program, contracting process, and bidding requirements.
SBEs and VSBEs are encouraged to attend to learn how to register, obtain SBE certification, and participate in the program. Large firms are also encouraged to attend to learn about program requirements and how to locate SBEs and VSBEs for Port projects. The training forums also provide an excellent opportunity for primes and subs to network and exchange contact information for future teaming opportunities.
Objectives: 1) To familiarize businesses with the Port’s bidding processes and upcoming contracting and procurement opportunities; 2) To provide an overview of the Port’s SBE/VSBE Program and PB System; and 3) To provide an opportunity for large prime contractors and consultants to meet and network with SBEs and VSBEs.
Introductions to Port staff and division representatives
Information on upcoming Port projects
Introduction to local/small business development & training resources
Large and Small Business Testimonials
SBE/VSBE Program & PB System Presentation
Question & Answer session
The Port encourages attendees to network and contact each other for future teaming opportunities.