Pathways To Procurement - Port NOLA Small Business Contracting Program
Local and small businesses are a critical part of creating economic vitality in the region. As a part of the Port’s Procurement objectives, we aim to increase the proportion of funds spent with qualified local and small business firms in construction, professional services, and goods and services.
The Port’s Small Business Contracting Program is designed to develop mutually valuable professional relationships with local and small businesses to increase the number of small businesses, including minority-owned, women, disadvantaged firms and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses applying and competing for Port contracts.
The Small Business Contracting Program Tracks Two Core Programs:
Small Contractor and Suppliers (SCS) program
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program
Procurement Spending By The Numbers (FY 2016):
Over $1.3 million spent on 393 purchases with women-owned business.
Over $2.1 million spent on 237 purchases with minority-owned business.
Your Company’s Roadmap To Procurement Opportunity...
Step One: Complete the Small Business Program contact form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing it to the Port of New Orleans Procurement Department, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Step Two: Monitor the Port’s website at www.portno.com/procurement weekly to review current opportunities in construction, professional services, and goods and services are posted on the website. Also review the Upcoming Projects available on the website. Please note that these are forecasts only, and are subject to change.
Step Three: Contact the Small Business Program at (504) 528-3345 or e-mail at email@example.com to determine if it would be beneficial to schedule a meeting to discuss contract opportunities and your company’s capabilities.
For an electronic copy of the Small Business Contracting Program form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.