We're proud that for more than 25 years The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been building partnerships with minority, woman-owned, small and disadvantaged firms, and creating new business connections for them with other public and private organizations in the region. Throughout the year, the Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights organizes, sponsors and runs events designed to give your company a competitive advantage. We also update you with information about changes in business practices, bid opportunities, news about special events and free seminars and our e-newsletter.
The Architectural and Engineering Exchange Program is an annual event that gives minority, woman-owned and small architectural and engineering companies an opportunity to network and develop relationships with larger firms that are looking for reliable, Port Authority–certified consulting firms to work on future projects. Information about future construction contracts and the agency's architectural and engineering procurement process is provided. The event also covers how certified businesses can become prime contractors and subcontractors.
The Buyers Exchange Program provides minority, woman-owned and small businesses with information about Port Authority Supplier Diversity programs, upcoming procurement opportunities and exposure to Port Authority buyers, as well as buyers from major service firms.
At the Construction Contractors Exchange Program, minority, woman-owned and small construction companies have the opportunity to learn about the Port Authority's construction plans and to meet some of the construction industry's largest firms—which provide information on contract opportunities.
"I attribute our success to attending networking events. I have made valuable contacts that have led to profitable jobs."
Antonio Ramirez, Principal,
D-Star Waterproofers, Baldwin, N.Y.
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