Business Opportunities Posting Guidelines

Conferences & Events

PSU James Building Replacement Bidding Opportunity 

September 5, 9am-12pm
University Park, PA

LF Driscoll Co is the Construction Manager for the James Building Replacement Project in State College, Pennsylvania. The existing James Building located at 123 S Burrowes Street will be demolished, and a new 6-story, 85,000 SF building with one level of below grade parking will be constructed in its place. The new James Building will serve as an innovation and technology hub for the University.

Learn about the project, bidding opportunities, and networking opportunities.

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R.O.A.R. Conference & Matchmaker

September 17, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ

You’re going meet a lot of buyers and prospects at the ROAR Conference & Matchmaker.

Fortunately, there is a formula to impressing buyers and leaving a lasting impression during those networking meetings and cocktail parties. In this hands-on dynamic session, attendees will:

  • Learn the top 3 mistakes businesses make in their pitches
  • Find out how to pick a differentiator that will have the buyers’ attention at “hello”
  • Re-write their pitch and to try it out on the group in the session

This year, we encourage you to kick off your ROAR Conference & Matchmaker experience a day early at the Resorts Casino Hotel by joining us on September 16, 2pm-5pm, for our first-ever pre-conference workshop Elevator Pitches that Wow Buyers Bootcamp.

Learn More Here

Think Beyond the Bank – Alternative Funding for Your Small Business Workshop

October 2, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

Hosted by Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, Diversity Business Resource Center and WBEC-EAST. Hear from popular local funding options and meet some programs new to town. Networking and opportunity for questions will occur before and after the presentations. Light refreshments will be served.

Featuring representatives from the following organizations presenting at the workshop: Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, Kiva Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Progress Fund, Bridgeway Capital, Honeycomb Credit, Idea Foundry, and the Hebrew Free Loan Association Pittsburgh.

Registration will open in mid-September.

Fee: Free
Learn More Here

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

October 7-11, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week highlights minority businesses and the resources that help them grow. Throughout the week, organizations from across the region will host events focused on this year’s theme, “Moving the Needle.” This is the 35th annual MED Week in Philadelphia.
Learn More Here


The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
“Instructional Workshop”

October 10, 6-8pm
Pittsburgh, PA

This instructional workshop will guide you on how to do business with the Pittsburgh City Housing Authority.

Come Join Us & Learn More About:

  • Registering as a Vendor
  • Single & 3 Quote Bids
  • RFP / IFB Paperwork & Proper Completion
  • Pre-Proposal / Bid Meetings & Networking

Please register by calling Knowledge Build Hudson @ 412-456-5000, ext. 8007.

Register by October 7, 2019, by 11:00 a.m.


PennDOT Contractor & Consultant Diversity Forum

October 31, 9am-2pm
Kutztown, PA

PennDOT, in cooperation with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC/PA) and Pennsylvania Diversity Coalition (PADC) is offering free regional events for contractors and consultants working in the transportation.
Learn More Here


Tech Up for Women Conference

November 19, 8:30am-12pm

Tech Up for Women is a year-round collaborative hub created for the advancement of women through knowledge of technology trends in education, resourcing, networking and the 2019 Conference to be held on November 19th in NYC. Join us to stay current on innovative new technology, and advance your career through our tools, resources and powerful community.
Learn More Here



Business Opportunities

Contracting Opportunities with the City of Philadelphia

Several opportunities are available with the City of Philadelphia. Notable opportunities include Construction Management services for the renovation of the 15th Police District, consulting for the Sanitation Division’s Northeast Incinerator Building Rehabilitation Project and procurement and reproduction support for the Law Department.  All opportunities within the city’s eContract system are available here.




Posting Guidelines

Our business is to get you business – the right supplier for our Corporate Partners, access to bids and RFPs for our WBEs. 

We welcome Procurement Opportunity postings on this page in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities from Supplier Diversity Corporate/Council Members in good standing.
  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities for WBE-to-WBE spend by WBEs in good standing.
  • A brief three-line description of the opportunity; a link to the opportunity posted on line; an identified point-of-contact with name, e-mail and phone number; and dates of opportunity may be e-mailed to Colleen LaCoss, Education & Outreach Manager,
  • The description and link will be added within four business days of receipt.
  • Please note:  This is a public website and public page.  WBEC-East cannot guarantee that respondents are WBENC-certified WBEs.