Small and Minority Business Procurement Workshop How to do

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					Procurement Department Presents    “Knowledge is Power”
                 Small and Minority Business Procurement
                                Workshop
                         How to do Business with



                                       VIA Metro Center
                                   October 22, 2009, Thursday
                                           5pm – 8pm

                                                Agenda

        5:00 – 5:15pm             Introductions by Eddie Cruz, DBE Compliance Specialist

        5:15 – 5:30pm             Education Session – How to do Business with VIA by
                                  David Covell, Contract Administrator

                                    Overview of how VIA’s Procurement office conducts
                                    formal procurements such as Invitations for Bids
                                    (IFB’s) and Request for Proposals (RFP’s)

                                    Discuss VIA’s Bidder’s List Application Form

                                    Review Current and Future Business Opportunities

        5:30 – 5:45pm             VIA’s DBE Program

                                    Learn about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise,
                                    Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business
                                    Enterprise, Woman Business Enterprise

        5:45 – 6:00               SCTRCA Certification Application and Renewal Process

        6:00 – 8:00pm             Meet with Contract Administrators, Buyers, and
                                  Department Managers