District 8 Newsletter
November 15, 2017
From the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) follow us on TwitterLike us on facebookWatch us on Youtube
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"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill


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).

Click below to view solicitation information from Broward County Municipalities

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.

Calling all Potential Mentors and Protégés

The Pilot Program has been Approved!!! 

On November 7th, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners put their stamp of approval on the TEAMUP Broward Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program (MPP).  

For all the program details, including  the MPP Executive Summary, Fact Sheet, Program Guide and Timelines, please visit:  TEAMUP Broward Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program webpage.  

If you are interested in a​pplying as a potential Mentor or Protégé, a  combined Mentor / Protégé Application form is now available.  

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​Small Business Saturday
When:  Saturday, November 25, 2017

American Express is proud to support a day and a movement that truly belong to the communities who make it possible — the organizations, local officials, Neighborhood Champions, Corporate Supporters, small business owners, and shoppers who come together to celebrate their favorite places each year on Small Business Saturday.  Learn more.


Doing Business with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB)
When:  Thursday, December 14, 2017
Where:  Broward County Main Library, 100 South Andrews Ave., 6th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), in conjunction with the Office of Economic and Small Business Development, is seeking multicultural
to supply goods and services to conventions, family reunions, meetings, wedding parties, fraternal organizations and other tourist/visitor groups. Join us to learn about new opportunities in the local tourism industry for culturally diverse businesses.​ 

urbanleagueofbrowardcounty.jpgMinority Business Expo, Forum & Pitch Competition 
When:  Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11AM to 3PM
Urban League of Broward County, 
560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

The Minority Business Expo, Forum & Pitch Competition is an initiative of the National Urban League Young Professionals' National Day of Empowerment. This initiative seeks to support aspiring and thriving minority entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses as well as encourage the circulation of dollars within these communities. The Minority Business Expo offers interactive discussions on a variety of topics relevant to minority-owned businesses and closes with the Minority Business Pitch Competition offering prizes totaling $10,000. 

Spotlight on Solicitation Opportunity for Nonprofit Agencies

Donation of Surplus Courthouse Furniture 

courtroom furniture.jpgThe Broward County Board of County Commissioners is in the process of completing the close out of the Main Courthouse Building located at 201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Various office furniture and courtroom furnishings are available for donation to nonprofit agencies.  

Interested nonprofits MUST register on Bid Sync and MUST submit the required information as identified in the Packet for Bid Request for Letters of Interest by 5PM on Friday, November 17, 2017. 

To download information on registering in the BidSync system and for the Packet for Bid Request for Letters of Interest, log onto the Community Partnerships Division.  The funding opportunity is identified as “DONATION OF SURPLUS COURTHOUSE FURNITURE TO NONPROFIT AGENCIES.” 



Broward County Wants You to Get Certified
Learn more and find out how your business can benefit from doing County business!  OESBD is constantly recruiting small businesses for County Certification. 
Completing Your Local Certification Application WEBINAR
This webinar takes you through the process of completing a County Business Enterprise /  Small Business Enterprise (CBE/SBE) certification application for your firm. This interactive session takes you through the steps and paperwork needed to complete the process.  Access the webinar TODAY.

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
 Stay Tuned for future details on the upcoming
FY18 Technical Assistance Training Program Schedule

Office of Economic and Small Business Development
Technical Assistance Training Program
  All Classes will be held at the Broward County Governmental Center,
115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

If you registered and are unable to attend, kindly contact our office at 954-357-6400 at least 24 hours in advance so that we can notify waitlisted participants.
Other Training Opportunities

Other Resources

Upcoming Business Events
Current Bid Solicitations
NOTE: The BAW 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,
Current Solicitations and Results. 

Learn about vendor registration through BidSync.

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 | Broward.org/EconDev

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