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 Steve Damweber, Engagement 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.

“Work to build connections and introduce your network to one another. Those connections that result in business will never forget how they were introduced.”

– Kari Donovan, PrecisCX

Understanding Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) and How to Report​

July 24, 2024 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM | Virtual

Join SBA Office of the National Ombudsman and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to learn more about Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting requirements that apply to many small businesses. ​Filing your BOI is simple, secure, and free of charge.​ Visit Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting | for more information.

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HerRise MicroGrant Application (ongoing)

Applications close on the last day of each month!

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial assistance, with the help of our corporate sponsors and donors, to women of color creating innovative solutions that impact their community and that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Apply for the HerRise MicroGrant by sharing your business pitch and plan in the application. Applications close on the last day of the month, and the winners will be announced at the HerSuiteSpot First Friday Mixer in the following month.

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Boost Your Business Information Session

July 17, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | Virtual

Join PIDC and the Department of Commerce to learn about Boost Your Business. During this session you will learn how to apply to be considered for Boost Your Business Program. Through the program, 20 businesses will be selected to receive a $50,000 forgivable loan. The loan will be forgiven when the business meets its stated growth goals, with additional business support assistance provided throughout the process.

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Dept. Of Labor Virtual Small Business Vendor Outreach Session

July 17, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Virtual

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) program offices have a responsibility for procuring their own goods and services in support of the agency's mission. Total spend is valued at approximately $2 billion each fiscal year. The Virtual Small Business Vendor Outreach Session offers small businesses the opportunity to obtain information on small business-related matters, insight on what program offices buy, and an understanding about planned requirements. Most importantly, small businesses will meet directly with procurement and program officials.

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Sisterly Love Collective Work/Shop

July 23, 2024 | 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM | Philadelphia, PA

Sisterly Love Collective is proud to present WorkShop: a day dedicated to growing your business. Join us for the day on Tuesday, July 23 at Lilah for learning, connection and ways to better your business. We can't wait to share the day with you! Topics are relevant for anyone interested in opening their own business, building leadership skills and improving their access to networks and other informative topics.

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Website Planning 101

July 23, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Virtual

Ready for a new website? Whether you are building it yourself or decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website’s success. Learn how to set your website’s goals, determine key functionality and features, plan your website content, and choose a platform and provider.

Hosted by SCORE Bucks County

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NJ Cool Program

Applications Accepted on a First-Come, First-Served Basis

The NJ Cool program is a $15 million pilot program launched by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to provide financial assistance to commercial building owners and tenants undertaking retrofit construction projects that reduce operating greenhouse gas emissions from existing commercial buildings in Newark, Edison, and Atlantic City. The NJEDA will provide grant awards ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to reimburse applicants for eligible hard construction costs from projects that upgrade building heating and cooling systems to less polluting alternatives, as well as implement other energy efficiency measures or on-site renewables.

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Israel Sourcing Request for Safflower Oil

Posted July 11, 2024

An Israeli importer is interested in finding sources of safflower oil. They request to get the oil as follows:

• Packaged in 5 liter bottles for private labeling
• They do not require kosher certification at this point in time
• The product is meant for human consumption

The Israeli company specializes in importing and marketing food products from sources worldwide. They maintain close connections with major Israeli companies and are currently looking to expand their product portfolio, aiming at establishing long-term business partnerships. Currently, the company is specifically interested in importing oils, with their primary focus on canola, sunflower, safflower and olive oil. The importer welcomes relevant proposals and looks forward to continuing discussions for potential collaboration.

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Rebuild Emerging Vendor Program

Rebuild projects need architects, landscape architects, general contractors, plumbers, electricians, and partners to carry out community engagement and more. This is a great opportunity for WBEs in the construction, architecture, landscape and urban planning industries.

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Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

The Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic offers free legal services to startup companies and entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth. Our mission is to be a full-service legal team to assist young businesses from organization and formation to early-stage investment rounds and other contractual work as needed. We aim to assist clients who otherwise would not have access to legal counsel. We are not a service to cut legal fees; if you can afford to retain outside counsel, you should. Our goal is to assist clients who do not have access to legal counsel.

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Build Business in Bucks Grant

Apply by July 31st

The Bucks County Department of Workforce and Economic Development (WED) Build Business in Bucks Grant will provide 65 businesses in Bucks County up to $3,000 (per applicant) in services and training to develop critical entrepreneurial skills. Potential grantees will need to provide a narrative on why they have been negatively impacted by the pandemic and how assisting with Accounting and Financial Training, Fiscal Consulting, Marketing and Customer Development and/or Human Resources Training/Human Resources Handbook Development will help them build their business in Bucks County.

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Fall 2024 Business Planning Course Information Sessions (ENGLISH & ESPAÑOL)

First Session: August 14, 2024 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Virtual

Are you interested in learning how to write a business plan? If so, join us for our Information Sessions to learn about our Business Planning Course. We will discuss eligibility, requirements, and class information. We will host two sessions.

Our first session will be held virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, August 14th at 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be presenting in English & Spanish.

Our second session will be held in-person at The Welcoming Center's office in Center City.

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Invitation for Bids for Golden Age Manor Gas Conversion

Bidding closes on August 22, 2024 at 2:00pm

The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) will receive sealed bids electronically via the PennBid Program for General, Electrical and Plumbing Construction for Golden Age Manor Gas Conversion, 400 Walnut Street, Royersford, PA 19468 until 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on Thursday, August 22, 2024 at which time the bids will be publicly opened at Robert P. Smith Towers, 501 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. MCHA will only accept bids submitted electronically via the PennBid Program.

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2024 Doing Business with the DRPA—A.C.E. SERIES

Next Session August 22, 2024 | 8:30 – 11:00 AM | Virtual

Join us for this FREE event series created for M/W/S/DBE certified firms to enhance best practices and learn how to do business with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).

Third Session: August 22nd—Teaming: Constructing Successful Partnerships

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Pre-qualify for the future procurement of “Construction Management Services”

In person meetings and a webinar to discuss the opportunity available

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania welcomes all small business entities that meet Department of General Services (DGS) criteria to consider this upcoming new opportunity in construction management. Participation is not restricted to businesses incorporated or residing in Pennsylvania. Specifically, DGS Capital Programs has issued a Small Business Reserve Invitation to Qualify solicitation to pre-qualify for the future procurement of “Construction Management Services”.

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Annual National HBCU Week Conference

September 15-19, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

This event is the best opportunity for you to network, connect with the HBCU community, and share information about your agency, company, or organization. Recruit HBCU talent at the Career and Recruitment Fair and showcase innovation through partnerships that involve HBCUs, its faculty and its students. Businesses are encouraged to create bold, innovative exhibits that will attract visitors and drive traffic that fosters business relationships and delivers unique value with potential stakeholders, future grantees, or contractors.

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SBA Launches Enhanced Lender Match Platform

Improved Online Tool Will Simplify Access to Capital for Small Businesses

SBA has launched the next generation of the Lender Match tool for small businesses to connect to capital through SBA’s network of approved banks and private lenders.

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Built To Last Summit: Women in Construction, Development and Real Estate Investing

September 27-29, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

Our upcoming event is specifically designed to empower women who are ready to break into these industries and pave their own paths to success! Whether you're facing financial barriers or lack access to resources, this is your chance to level the playing field and get the support you deserve! Join us as we come together to learn, grow, and uplift one another, because everyone deserves a shot at building their dreams and creating a brighter future!

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Philadelphia Business Lending Network Incentive Grant

Grow your business with a simplified process of applying for loans! The Philadelphia Business Lending Network (PBLN) is a service that enables business owners to express interest in financing to a group of nonprofit lenders, for profit lenders, and other funders with one form.

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Get professional job training from Google

Complete a Google Career Certificate to get exclusive access to CareerCircle, which offers free 1-on-1 coaching, interview and career support, and a job board to connect directly with employers, including over 150 companies in the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium.

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Middle East Sourcing Request

As part of our recent outreach efforts, our office has received a product sourcing request from importers in the UAE and Jordan/Iraq. Any company interested in the opportunities below should reply directly to our office.‎ Interested companies MUST include their complete contact details (contact person, address, state, e-mail, ‎etc.), as well as a company profile, when responding to our office for these opportunities.‎

1. IRAQ: Waste Treatment & Filtration Applications
2. UAE: Manufacturers of Biological Medicines (Biologics)
3. UAE: Alcoholic Products

An established Jordanian/Iraqi company is interested in working with companies that specialize in building wastewater treatment plants, waste treatment in oil refineries, drinking water filtration plants and production fields in oil and gas for the Iraqi market. Also, a leading and well-placed Abu Dhabi firm is actively looking for US produced alcoholic products, especially lines of whiskies, bourbons and ryes, as well as any other related products.

If you have any additional questions, or if I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at telephone: +972.54.668.4802, or via e mail at:

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Beacon Go-Giver Program

Beacon is interested in assisting business owners who have 2+ years' experience and are looking to move their business to the next level. They should have at least two employees (which can include their owner), annual revenue over $100,000+, and are open to coaching. Beacon's members are ready assist with nearly every aspect of business including finance, operations, sales, marketing, technology, HR…you name it!

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CCBA Women Changing the City

October 17, 2024 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM | Philadelphia, PA

Join Center City Business Association members and friends for a moderated discussion as we learn from our dynamic panel how their experience, knowledge and drive have enabled productivity and success - how they as leaders create and inspire change in people, projects, business and our city.

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