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 January 16, 2019
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100% of what you do is inclusive of a certain percentage of what you think or plan. What percentage of your thinking or planning is part of what you do?


Interested in CERTIFYING your firm as a SMALL BUSINESS with Broward County?

OESBD provides certification services to local small businesses. LEARN MORE

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • County Business Enterprise (CBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Certification is FREE.

Become a Registered Vendor with Broward County and view all bid opportunities using BidSync

Contact us for technical assistance in a wide range of business topics.

FLL Jobs/Business Opportunities

Learn about Future Projects and Concession Opportunities at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

Broward County Municipalities | Solicitation Information

Opportunities in Broward and Beyond


The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development provides the information contained in this document as a courtesy to our clients.


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Where:  West Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324

When:   Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3:30 to 5 PM

Join Broward County Transit Division (BCT) and OESBD to hear about the increased opportunities for small businesses that the Penny for Transportation will provide, and be informed of upcoming Transit projects, including the $9M Lauderhill Mall Transit Center. Topics include:
  • Penny for Transportation Impact
  • Contracting Opportunities on future Transit Projects
  • Local Certification Program (CBE/SBE)
  • Federal Program (DBE/ACDBE)
Meet and network with BCT project managers, prime contractors and subs. This event is free and open to certified and non-certified prime and subcontractor firms interested in doing business with Broward County. 

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Broward County Promotes Trade Ties with Dubai 

On January 14th, Broward County Vice-Mayor Dale V.C. Holness and Paola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist-International Trade, OESBD, had a successful meeting with Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai Exports, part of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, to increase bilateral trade ties between Dubai and Broward County. Promoting international trade is part of OESBD's wide range of educational programming and services specifically geared for businesses interested in exploring opportunities in the global marketplace.

​Upcoming CBE Solicitation Opportunity 

Janitorial Services at FLL 

This solicitation is to provide basic cleaning of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and rental car center restrooms and floors, including cleaning supplies, paper products, pressure cleaning, windows, air quality, emergencies and additional services as needed. There are two awards:

Group 1 -- CBE Reserve: Rental Car Center at FLL (valued at $3.9 Million; initial 3-year term)
Group 2 -- 35% CBE Participation Goal:  Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and Airport Operation Control Center (valued at $44.1 Million; initial 3-year term)
In case you missed the December 20th information session, you may watch a video recording of the event (for optimal viewing, use Internet Explorer).​

ACDBE Solicitation Opportunity 

On-Airport Rental Car Concession at FLL
​Package C and Package D
Bid Due Date:  February 8, 2019

Two bid packages are available for Car Rental Concessions to be located at the Car Rental Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The ACDBE participation goal assigned is 2.0%. Subcontracting opportunities may include (but are not limited to):

automotive body & paint car detailing car dealership fleet movement
​fleet runners hazardous waste treatment/disposal insurance   interior repairs
janitorial ​motor vehicle parts/supplies key replacement

Meet the Prime - Messam Construction 

Where:  BCPS TSSC Annex Bank Lobby, 7770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL 33351 | When:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30PM
Please join Broward County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity for the Meet the Prime Outreach Event sponsored by Messam Construction. Learn about Messam Construction's upcoming projects with the Tri-County School Districts, how to get pre-qualified as a subcontractor with the firm and get key information on Broward County Public Schools' small and minority business certification program.​  Register online.

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Invitation To Bid - NRWTP Facility Improvements 
PCL Construction, Inc., is soliciting bids for the Broward County North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Improvements - Solids Project #PNCC2117590C1.  Portions of the contract that could reasonably be performed by a CBE contractor may include (but are not limited to): asphalt paving, demolition, cast in place concrete, masonry, metals, painting, process equipment supply and installation, stainless and ductile iron pipe, HVAC and electrical.  Please contact Justin Olsen at 813-425-1444, for access to the project documents or if you have any questions.    

WhereInnovation Hub, 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1140, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 | When:  February 1-3, 2019

Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. Fees apply.​  Register online.

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SPARK Hollywood, FL Hosts Speaker Series to Inspire Entrepreneurial Growth
Where:   ArtsPark, 1 N Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020  | When:  Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
SPARK Hollywood, FL is launching a three (3) part informative and inspirational SPARK Speaker Series, which aims to inspire growth, promote innovation and ignite entrepreneurship through educational programs. “How To Get Funded” is the first segment in the series. Learn from a Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor about the key components when it comes to funding a startup or business. The series will also provide an opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to learn about resources available in the City of Hollywood and South Florida while networking with potential investors and experts who may help grow their venture. Fees apply.  Register online.

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Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Art-Business Conference
Where:  Artserve, 1350 E Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | When:  February 1-2, 2019

Ready to turn your art into a thriving business? Join our friends at The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists at the Art-Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Scheduled for February 1st thru 2nd, this is an important learning event that will help jump-start or grow your career as a visual artist. Fees apply. Save $50 with promo code FLORIDA50. Space is limited and the price increases closer to the event – sign up now for the best deal. 

Call for Speakers to be Announced Soon!!

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CALLING SMALL BUSINESSES:  Broward County Wants You to Get Certified

Does Your Firm Provide...   

  • Archaeological Consulting Services
  • Crane Related Services
  • Financial Advisory Services
  • Inside Plant Cabling Services
  • Interior Renovations
  • Loaders/Heavy Equipment​
  • Office Workstations
  • Outdoor Directional Signs
  • Pool Resurfacing 
  • Replacement Baggage Carousel Hardware Parts 
OESBD is looking to certify firms that can provide any of the goods/services above. OESBD works diligently to provide certification services for small and disadvantaged businesses to compete for a piece of the $600M in contracting opportunities Broward County procures each year. We are continually recruiting small businesses for County Certification 

Learn more and find out how your business can benefit from doing County business! 

Broward County Workforce Investment Program

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the Broward County Workforce Investment Program” to encourage local economic development by increasing potential employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and hard-to-hire in connection with County-funded projects of at least $500,000 in ​annual payments. Learn more. ​​​​​


Training Opportunities

Technical Assistance Training Program for 2019 - Register Today!
WEBINAR - Complete Your Local Certification Application 
Where:  Virtual
When:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 3 to 4:30PM
This webinar takes you through the process of completing a County Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise (CBE/SBE) certification application for your firm. Broward County Certification Specialists detail the steps and paperwork needed to complete the process.

You're Certified, Now What? 
Where:  Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 302, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 
When:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3 to 4:30PM  
Geared towards newly and previously certified firms who want to maximize their certification, source out strategic bid opportunities, and develop effective networking and negotiation strategies. Discover the wide range of resources available through local and federal programs that can help develop, sustain and grow your business.​

Other Training Opportunities

​​OESBD offers a robust list of Training and Business Assistance Resources for small businesses. Please be sure to check out the many options available at the local, state and federal level.

Upcoming Business Events

Current Bid Solicitations

NOTE: The Business Assistance Weekly provides an overview of the opportunities currently available. Please review the information posted online for more information, user requirements and/or subscriber agreements. 
To view procurement activities for Broward County, visit Current Solicitations and Results. 

Opportunities in Broward and Beyond

Please check out the left column of this e-publication for solicitation opportunities in Broward and Beyond.

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A680 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
954-357-6400 |

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