Conferences & Events Grants & Scholarships Business Opportunities & RFPs Posting Guidelines

Conferences & Events

*Due to the COVID-19 situation, all events being shared at this moment are webinars*


COVID-19: Talent Retention and Expectation Management
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

April 7, 2 pm

Leading a remote team requires a focused approach, a strong company culture and clear communication, this session will provide you tools and information to help your team succeed.

In addition, hear up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from the Hill; and tips for leading and engaging teams in the social distancing era.This webinar will be moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team. We welcome questions from the audience.

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How to Legally Navigate Through Layoffs, Furloughs, Creditors, and New Challenges
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

April 6, 2-3 pm

Daniel McElhatton, Esq. of McElhatton Foley, P.C. explains the legal dos and don’ts of laying off and furloughing employees, addressing creditors, and what you need to be aware of as we navigate the changing economic climate.

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East Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast

April 7, 8:30-10 am

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® we have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit. This group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills.

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COVID-19: The Evolving Employment Landscape
The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

April 7, 2-3 pm

As COVID-19 presents new challenges to Greater Philadelphia’s businesses and their employees, it’s vitally important to understand the laws around paid leave, furlough, unemployment, and privacy.

Join top employment attorneys from Stradley Ronon at this virtual program as they address a variety of employment issues related to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy, followed by the opportunity to get your questions answered about the emerging challenges of employment. Free for Chamber members.

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Understanding SBA COVID-19 Business Loans
The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

April 9, 9-10 am

The U.S. Small Business Administration is facilitating the federal government’s emergency support funds for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

At this free virtual program for Chamber members, attendees will learn about the application process from eligibility to how to estimate your economic loss. Free for Chamber members.

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Why You Should Continue Marketing in a Time of Crisis
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 10-11 am

John Politsky, Founder and CEO of WeSpeak Easy Digital Marketing helps us navigate our marketing questions and concerns in the middle of a crisis.
We’ll cover what options are available for marketing regardless of industry and company size. John will provide insight on how to stay relevant, active, and ahead of the curve.

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Grants & Scholarships

Bank of America’s Supplier Diversity Small & Diverse Business Scholarship Program


The Supplier Diversity Small & Diverse Business Scholarship Program is designed to provide targeted training and development support to certified small and diverse business owners. The scholarship is sponsored by Bank of America, funded by contributions from its vendors, and is managed and administered by Scholarship America®.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded, and are intended to help recipients enhance the business operations functions within their companies, better positioning them to compete for increased business.

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Business Opportunities & RFPs

Cisco 1000v Virtual Switch Upgrade Services
Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh


The bank is looking for suppliers to upgrade the existing Cisco 1000v virtual switch that handles VMware traffic. The upgrade would be to the Cisco 1000v virtual switch. The 1000V is a virtual switch that enables the Bank to deliver virtual servers. This provides the interface between the physical and virtual components

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Insurance Carriers (Non-Broker)
Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh

DEADLINE: April 10

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh seeks to identify various insurance carriers for various types of insurance products.

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Penn Bid – County of Bucks

DEADLINE: April 27

1-Year Contract for Lawn Mowing and Landscaping Services; Spec #22-04/20

An addendum has been issued for this bid opportunity. Requests for clarification are due Monday, April 20, 12:00 PM. Bids are due Monday, April 27, 2020 11:15 AM.

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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 Affiong Inyang-ITIAT, Engagement Coordinator –
  • 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.