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Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

From September 12, 2017 8:00 am until September 12, 2017 11:46 am Save to calendar

At Houston Community College Southwest 5601 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, USA

main@houstonbiz.org

713-269-7726

http://www.houstonbiz.org/

breakfast logo2You're invited to Join us for Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Houston Community College Southwest 5601 W. Loop South, 1st Floor Auditorium Houston, Texas 77081

 

 

Join Us Tuesday
September 12, 2017
More Opportunities in 2017!
 
Date change due to Weather Advisories and Houston Community College Campus Closures
 
 Note:  The Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum will be working with the American Red Cross and other supporting Groups to assist in the ongoing relief effort for those severely affected by now Tropical Storm Harvey.  The effort will be conducted currently leading up to the Forum on September 12, 2017.  Items needed include:  Blankets, Towels, Canned Goods, Bottle Water and Personal Care Bags.
 
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION THEME:
 
"MAJOR PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES IN HOUSTON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA TO ALSO INCLUDE DISASTER RELIEF AND UPDATES ON THE RESPONSE, RECOVERY AND REBUILD EFFORTS RELATING TO HURRICANE HARVEY AND RESULTING STORMS"
 
KEY REPRESENTATIVES WILL REVIEW UPCOMING PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES.
 
  
 
Harris County Purchasing Department - Damon Harris, Assistant Purchasing Agent will review key Projects to be undertaken by the Department including the NRG Astrodome Renovation and Harris County Toll Bridge Expansion among others.
 
 

Harris County Flood Control District - Jeff Lindner, Director, Hydrologic Operations Division/Meteorologist will provide a brief update of the Houston area's ever changing weather patterns that have affected our Infrastructure and overall Relief Efforts related to Tropical Storm Harvey.
Almeda-Genoa Constructors Team, JV - Maria Rios, DBE Representative accompanied by Prime Contractors, Pulice Construction, Inc., Roy Jorgenson & Associates and MICA Corporation will provide updates and opportunities on the Highway 288 Toll Road Expansion Project valued at $815 million with a 12 percent DBE goal for $97.8 million.  All trades are required.
 
ExxonMobil Global Services Company  
Kevin Bowser, Global Sustainable Procurement/Supplier Diversity will provide updates on potential business opportunities and highlight the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) Golf Classic to raise scholarship funds for women owned businesses.
 
 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Key Representatives will review various Programs relating to Disaster Relief including funding for businesses and individuals severely affected as well as business opportunities within the Agency
 
 

U.S. Small Business Administration - Tim Jeffcoat, Director of the Houston District Office will review SBA's varied assistance Programs relating to Disaster Relief.
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES:
 
 
 




 
Houston Water Works Team, JV - Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion (NEWPP) - Elizabeth Martin, Diversity Outreach Coordinator accompanied by Robert Monk, Construction Manager, Houston Waterworks Team, JV will review the NEWPP Expansion Project including upcoming business opportunities. The Plant is expanding current production levels by 320 million gallons per day.  The Project is valued at $1.3 Billion and is expected to extend through 2024.  
All trades will be required.
 
 
 
Gilbane Building Company - Darlene Cowins, MWDBE Liaison and Bob Stasia, Senior Project Executive will provide brief updates on how to do business with Gilbane and upcoming business opportunities.
 
 
H-E-B - James Harris, Director, Supplier Diversity will discuss how to do business with the Chain and review business opportunities in the areas of construction, food & beverage, beauty/health and artisanal general merchandising products.  
 
INSPIRATION AND ENTERTAINMENT: 
 
OPENING CEREMONY:
 
National Anthem:  Richard Miles, Manager, Business Development - Archer Commercial Insurance Group
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  TBA
 
Complimentary Breakfast:  Ella Mae's Catering - Shirley Conley, Principal
Mini-Bites - Mona Tezeno, Principal
Time:  7:45 to 9:30 a.m.
 
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING:
 
Businesses have the opportunity to introduce their services to the Audience as well to exchange business leads and interact with each other.
Time:  8:00 to 8:30 a.m. 
 
OPENING CEREMONY:
 
Time:  8:30 to 8:40 a.m.
 
BUSINESS INTERACTIVE SESSION:
  
The Session offers the opportunity to meet with other key officials and decision makers representing other agencies and institutions in the Audience. 
Time:  8:45 to 9:15 a.m.
 
BUSINESS ADVICE SESSION:
 
Julie Irvin, Proposal Manager & Consultant will review key elements of assembling and presenting a competitive Bid or Proposal.
Time:  9:15 to 9:20 a.m.
 
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
  
The aforementioned Panelist deliver individual Presentations via Power Point or Chat.  Time:  9:20 to 10:30 a.m.
 
ONE-ON-ONE
NETWORKING SESSION:
 
Businesses have the opportunity to meet Face to Face with Keynote Speakers and other Prime Contractors. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
One-on-One Participants include the following Corporations, Agencies, Institutions and Organizations:
  • Almeda-Genoa Constructors Team, JV
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
  • BB&T Bank
  • City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
  • City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
  • ExxonMobil Global Services Company
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Houston Community College System
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Houston Water Works Team, JV - Northeast Water Purification Plant
  • LiftFund
  • Lone Star College System
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Port Houston
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Southern University
  • United Airlines/Manhattan Construction
  • University of Houston System
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wallis State Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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