Sept 2018 Breakfast

Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

From September 25, 2018 8:00 am until September 25, 2018 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

 

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION THEME:
 
"DOING BUSINESS WITH OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITIES AND INSTITUTIONS"
 
PARTICIPATING ENTITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR KEYNOTE REPRESENTATIVES WILL DISCUSS SPECIFICS ON DOING BUSINESS RESPECTIVELY WHILE REVIEWING UPCOMING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.
 
PANEL PRESENTATIONS:
 
 
Harris County Purchasing Department - Damon Harris, Assistant Purchasing Agent will review the process of doing business with Harris County and resulting business prospects.
 

 

 
Harris County Flood Control District - Nathan Hayden, P.E., Director, Construction Division will review the recently passed Bond ($2.5 Billion) for Harris County Infrastructure redevelopment as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
 
Harris County Community Services Department - Larry Moody, Assistant Director, Housing Programs, Housing and Community Development will review the status of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with respect to Housing rebuild and renovation.
 
 
The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) - Keith Williams, HUB Coordinator will review upcoming Projects in the System and resulting business opportunities.  TAMUS is also overseeing and will provide updates and business prospects on the Design and Development Phase of TMC3, a collaborative effort between the Texas Medical Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and The Texas A&M Health Science Center.  The Project includes Research Centers for the aforementioned Partners, a Convention Center, Hotel and Park Shops.  
 
 

Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc. - Tracy Rudder Aping, Director, Business Development and Diversity will provide an overview of the TX SH 249 Extension Design - Build Project and the resulting DBE subcontracting opportunities.  The Project is valued at $520 million and maintains a 9% DBE Goal.
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
 
 
City of Houston Housing and Community Development - Karen Franklin, Contract Compliance will provide updates on the status of the Funds expended to repair and restore FEMA approved residences to a habitable condition that will generate economic opportunities for MWBEs and Section 3 Business Concerns and Residents.
 
 
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
 
Lois Terry, EPC Director Capital Procurement will review planned Diversity Initiatives.
 
 

Gilbane Building Company - Darlene J. Cowins, Diversity and Community Affairs Liaison will review upcoming Block 58 Project, a downtown Office Building with Park Shops and resulting business opportunities.
 
 
 
 
H-E-B - James Harris, Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion will review upcoming Initiatives and resulting business opportunities for MWBEs.
 
 

Metropolitan Transit Authority - Alexander Sandoval, Business Development and Assistance Officer will introduce Otis Johnson, Director of Small Business Compliance and Michael Southwell, Manager of Procurement to discuss business opportunities and recent Success Story.
 
 

NRG Energy, Inc. - Tiffany Peay, Supplier Diversity Lead, Supply Chain will review business opportunities for MWBEs to include the following requests:  

  • A Supplier managed team of sales agents that would be responsible for the hiring and management of a sales staff for events, tabling for various events, door to door and staffing for retail stores and
  • A Telecom Billing Supplier.  The selected supplier will coordinate paying the monthly invoices for NRG facilities nationwide. 
 
OPENING CEREMONY:
 
Presentation of Colors:  Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Honor Guard
 
National Anthem:  Kijana Wiseman, Singer/Storyteller 
 
Pledge of Allegiance - Don Sheffield, President/Co-CEO, Atlantic Petroleum and U.S. Marines Veteran - Operation Desert Shield
 
Complimentary Breakfast:  Ella Mae's Catering - Shirley Conley, Principal
Time:  7:45 to 9:30 a.m.
 
Contributions - Drawings (Must be present to Win):  Sandra Millican, 
A&B Labs - Tickets to a Houston Astros Baseball Game.
 
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 8:40 a.m. 
 
OPENING CEREMONY:
 
Time:  8:40 to 8:50 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:  8:50 to 9:20 a.m.
 
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SESSION:
 
Business Representatives have the opportunity to interact with each other as well to introduce opportunities to the Audience.
Time:  9:20 to 9:30 a.m.
 
PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
  
The aforementioned Panelists deliver individual Presentations via Power Point or Chat.  Time:  9:30 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
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • BB&T Bank
  • City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
  • City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC
  • Harris County Community Services Department
  • Harris County Purchasing Department
  • H-E-B
  • Houston Community College System
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Houston Waterworks Team, JV - Northeast Water Purification Plant
  • JE Dunn Construction Company
  • LiftFund
  • Lone Star College System
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Port Houston
  • Texas Southern University
  • The Texas A&M University System
  • UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • Unity National Bank
  • University of Houston System
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wallis State Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc.

2018-09-25 08:00:00
2018-09-25 11:46:00