Conferences & Events Business Opportunities Posting Guidelines

Conferences & Events

Seeking Business Opportunities with UPMC Supplier Diversity Department

July 10, July 24, August 7, 8:30am-10:30am
Pittsburgh, PA

A supplier diversity training program that can help minority, women, disabled, LGBTQ, and veteran owned businesses get certified to participate in UPMC’s supplier diversity program.
Learn more here

NAWBO Summer Soiree

July 17 5:00pm-7:00pm

Attico Rooftop, Philadelphia PA

A mid-summer networking event for members, allies, corporate partners, and prospective members of NAWBO. Certified WBEs are eligible for the discounted alliances price, as WBEC – East is a NAWBO member.

Learn more here  

 

Atlantic City Electric & South Jersey Industries Diverse Supplier Opportunity Forum

July 29, 11 AM-2 PM

Atlantic City, NJ

An opportunity to meet with Atlantic City Electric and South Jersey Industries to learn about upcoming opportunities and develop business relationships.

Learn more and register here.  

 

Doing Business with the Pennsylvania Convention Center

August 6th, 9AM-1PM

Philadelphia, PA

Join the leadership of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to learn about the many opportunities available to businesses of all sizes.

Learn more and register 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

 

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

 

Business Opportunities

Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Outsourced OCIO

Posted March 28, 2019
The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation will be going out with a competitive RFP for Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO). WBEs who are Investment Management Firms are invited to express interest in this opportunity. Please directly contact Marsia Henley, Purchasing Manager: mhenley@ccp.edu

Community College of Philadelphia Library and Learning Commons

Posted April 3, 2019

Bids due June 17, 2019

Community College of Philadelphia will accept bids for work necessary to renovate its Library and Learning Commons. Drawings, Specifications, Bidding, and all Communication will be available through the college’s third party bid site, PennBid, at (https://www.ebidexchange.com/pennbid). Bidders must be in compliance with Federal, State, and Municipal regulations concerning Affirm.Action, as well as Exec. Order#11246.

Project Summary:

The Community College of Philadelphia seeks multiple prime contractors to participate in bidding on the fully funded renovations project referred to as the “Library and Learning Commons”. The College encourages minority and small business enterprises to participate directly as a prime contractor or partner with another prime contractor. The construction effort will be done in three phases, while the College is in full operations and fully coordinated around the semester cycles.

The proposed renovation affects approximately 65,000 sf of existing space and includes a new entrance vestibule and lobby, new exhibit space, toilet rooms, break room, offices, classrooms, group study rooms, open study space, quiet study space, a secured library stack room, a maker space, conference room, other support spaces and a café space. Renovation efforts will include, but not limited to: selective demolition throughout, new drywall partitions, new glass de-mountable partitions, new flooring, wall and ceiling finishes, new custom millwork, new stairs and ramps; limited structural modifications; new lighting, power and data; HVAC system upgrades, including equipment, distribution and controls; plumbing upgrades including supply, sanitary and vent piping, fixtures and accessories; new fire protection and alarm systems, new security systems including CCTV cameras and access controls; comprehensive technology infrastructure upgrades; new furniture, teaching aides and AV equipment.

The College expects to award the following contracts (subject to change):

  • General Trades
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing

Sinking Fund Commission (PGW Retirement Reserve) Seeking Custody Banking Services

The Sinking Fund Commission (PGW Retirement Reserve) has posted a RFP for custody banking services.  If your firm (or another entity you are aware of) may be interested in this opportunity, please visit https://secure.phila.gov/eContract/ and do the following:

  1. Select “New Contract Opportunities”
  2. Choose “Sinking Fund Comm” under Departments
  3. Selection Opportunity # 21190520125852
  4. Follow all instructions in the posting to provide a full and complete submission.

Please note that questions, if any, will be answered per the schedule in the posted documents.

Primary contact: Christoper DiFusco

 

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, clacoss@wbeceast.com
  • 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.  To check the certification status of any applicant, please contact Sherry Nacci, Certification Manager, snacci@wbeceast.com