Informational Meet and Greets
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) works to promote inclusion and vendor diversity. As a service to our local business community, OESBD collaborates with various partners to host informative networking events to connect businesses with primes and agency leaders to encourage the increased use of local small businesses on major projects and other procurement opportunities.   

Upcoming EventIndustry Meet and Greet 

Doing Business with the GFLCVB
Opportunities in the Tourism Industry for Multicultural Businesses

Thursday, December 14, 2017
3:30 to 5 PM
Broward County Main Library
100 S. 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 culturally diverse local vendors to supply goods and services to conventions, family reunions, meetings, wedding events, fraternal organizations and other tourist/visitor groups.​ 

Who Should Attend?​

Professional event-related product and service vendors representing South Florida's ethnically and culturally diverse population.

Seeking vendors such as: 
  • Artists / Musicians / Performers
  • Audio / Visual Florists
  • Event Planning
  • Florists
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Officiants
  • Places of Worship
  • Photographers / Videographers
  • Tailors / Seamstresses
  • Tour Guides
  • Transportation (Car service / Sedans / Limos)
  • Unique Gifts / Giveaways / Promotional Items
  • Venues (Event / Meeting)
 

 
Past Events 
Industry Meet and Greet​ ​
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Terminal Two Modernization Project (T2MP)
 
Tuesday​, March 21, 2017
3 to 5PM
 
Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Light Refreshments will be served.
Who Should Attend?

 

  • Contractors
  • CBE Firms
  • Suppliers
  • Contract Services
​The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invites interested firms to attend this free networking event hosted by Clark Construction Group, LLC and MGM General Contracting. The T2MP includes, but is not limited to, renovations and new construction of concessions shell spaces, passenger loading areas, ramp apron, new mezzanine levels, restrooms, interim Delta Sky Club, relocation of escalators and other terminal building improvements, and certain enabling projects to be defined as part of the project.
 
Bid documents are available for review once a non-disclosure agreement is received. All bidders must be pre-qualified. Subcontractors will be required to submit 100% payment and performance bonds for work valued at $100K or greater and will also be required to provide all required insurance limits. Estimator information is available.
 
 
Industry Meet and Greet​ ​

Watersports Cable Course at Markham Park - R2112724R1

Friday​, February 17, 2017

Pre-Bid Conference: 10AM to 11AM

Networking: 11AM to 12PM

Markham Park

16001 W. State Road 84

Sunrise, FL 33326

Who Should Attend?

  • ​CBE Firms
    • Architects & Engineers
    • Contractors
    • Suppliers
    • Contract Services
  • Non-CBE Firms*

​The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invites interested small businesses to attend this free networking event. Broward County is seeking proposals from qualified vendors for the finance, design, construction / installation, operation and maintenance of an outdoor watersports cable wake boarding course located within specific portions of Markham Park.

Learn more about this solicitation.

  

For more information, call 954-357-6400 or email

CROTargetedOutreach@broward.org

Probable Subcontracting Services
include but are not limited to:

  • Amusement and Entertainment Services
  • Camping and Outdoor, Recreational, Park, Picnic and Playground Equipment and Accessories Rental, Lease, Maintenance and Repair
  • Concessions, Catering, Vending: Mobile and Stationary
  • Facilities Design Services, Engineering
  • Park Area and Waterfront Construction Services / Renovation
  • And more!

CALL to ACTION: Non-Certified Small Businesses

OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be certified to participate in County projects.

Learn more about certification. ​ ​

 
 
 
 

INDUSTRY MEET & GREET

FLL Terminal 4

Apron Expansion - Lift Station​​

 

 

 

​Monday, December 5, 2016

2 to 4 PM

​Broward County
Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue,
Room 302,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
​Interested DBE certified firms were invited to attend this event hosted by Tutor-Perini Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Venture (TPFLHV) and the Broward County Aviation Department. TPFLHV is seeking DBE firms to subcontract portions of the project specific to the lift station installation, as part of the Terminal 4 Apron Expansion at FLL. This event included an informational presentation followed by a networking session with the prime contractor. Potential future opportunities on this or other projects may also be made available.

Who Should Attend:

  • DBE Firms
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Contract Services

Call to Action: Non-Certified Firms

OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be DBE certified to participate in this project and others. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more.

Probable Subcontracting Services:

  • Sheet Pile Driving
  • Excavation and Backfill
  • Well Point Dewatering
  • Sanitary Sewer* Installation
  • Pump System* Installation
  • LS-31A6* Installation
  • Electrical Panel* Installation
  • CMU* Installation
 

*Furnish and install where applicable.

Vendor Pre-Qualification Available

To obtain the "Subcontractor Pre-qualification Form" or for additional information, 
call 954-414-9063 x 335 or 
email ferrarig@bakerconcrete.com 

 
 
 

ACDBE Opportunity Meet & Greet at FLL

Monday, September 19, 2016 | 10 AM
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Terminal 4, 3rd Floor Conference Room
100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

This special Meet & Greet was held in advance of the release of two separate concession solicitations by the Broward County Aviation Department: 

  • FLLwithskyline.jpgAdvertising & Display Concessions Program
  • Business & Technology Services Center Concessions
The event was designed to focus on subcontracting opportunities, ways to effectively create joint ventures and provide information about the federal ACDBE certification program.
 
Attendees received pertinent information and were afforded a networking platform to connect with other interested firms to encourage partnerships. This event was held in collaboration with the Broward County Aviation Department.
 
 
 
MEET & GREET for the
Advertising Concession at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)FLLAdvSampleEscalatorDigitalSign.jpg
 
 
 
Wednesday
August 24, 2016 
2 to 4 PM
 
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Sixth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This event was held in preparation of the future release of a new Advertising Concession solicitation/RLI. Broward County is seeking a qualified firm to provide high quality, state of the art advertising and design / concepts for an airport advertising concession program. The successful firm will solicit the use of Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) firms for subcontracting services. Attendees learned about this concession opportunity and networked with interested prime concessionaires and other vendors. 
 
*** This project has an ACDBE Goal of 10%. ***
 
Scope of Services for Potential Prime Opportunities / Specialties by NAICS Code:
• Advertising Agency Consulting Services - 541810
• Outdoor Advertising - 541850
• Media Representatives - 541840
• Commercial Printing - 323111
Scope of Services for Potential Subcontracting Opportunities / Specialties by NAICS Code:
• Administration Management Consulting Services - 541611
• Advertising Installation Maintenance - 541850
• Other Services Related to Advertising - 541890 
​This event was held in collaboration with the Broward County Aviation Department.  
 
  
 
CommunicationsImage_OPC.jpg
Meet & Greet
 
for the following solicitation 
 
R1422515P1 - Public Safety Radio APCO
 
Project 25 700MHz Communication System
​Who Should Attend?*
 
  •  Contractors
  •  
  • CBE and non-CBE Firms
  •  
  • Suppliers
  •  
  • Contract Services
 
 
 
*This is NOT a mandatory meeting. Participation is voluntary.
​Tuesday, July 12th | 3:30 to 4:30 PM
 
 
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 302
 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
 
 
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invited eligible interested firms to come and network with the qualified vendors, Harris Corp. and Motorola Solutions
 
 
 
The proposed 700 MHz communications system will provide an Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International (APCO) Project 25 interoperable radio communications system to support mission-critical communications within the County. Overall scope of services for the projects include: provide and install two way radio equipment; tower climb, antenna installation, coax cabling, grounding and lightning suppression; tower construction and installation; provide equipment and install DC power plant.
 
 
Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 31 at 3 PM
A 15% CBE goal applies for this project.
 
 
 
Subcontracting opportunities within these NAICS codes may apply:
 
  • 236220, 237130  Tower Construction
  •  
  • 237130  Tower Crew
  •  
  • 237310, 423320  Concrete Suppliers
  •  
  • 238210  Electrical Work
  •  
  • 238210, 335999  DC Power Plant
  •  
  • 238390  Concrete Finishers   
  •  
  • 238910  Land Clearing Providers
  •  
  • 237130, 238210, 334220, 335999, 517210  Provide Microwave Back Haul at Tower Sites
  •  
  • 238990  Chain Link Fencing
  •  
  • 334220  Maintenance / Local Service Shop
  •  
  • 423610  Generator Vendor
  •  
  • 541310  Architectural Services
  •  
  • 541320  Landscape Architectural Services
  •  
  • 541330  Civil Engineering Services
  •  
  • 541330  Structural Analysis
  •  
  • 541370  Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
  •  
  • 541614  Process, Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting Services
  •  
  • 561622  Locksmith 
CALL TO ACTION: Non-Certified Firms
  
OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be CBE certified to participate in Broward County projects. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more. 
 
For more information, call 954-357-6400.
 
 
 
 
 
 
T2MPAirsideExterior.jpg
 

Meet & Greet

 

F​ort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

 

DELTA

 

Terminal Two (T2) Modernization Project

​Who Should Attend?*

 
  •  Contractors
  •  
  • CBE and non-CBE Firms
  •  
  • Suppliers
  •  
  • Contract Services
 

 

 

*This is NOT a mandatory meeting. Participation is voluntary.

Wednesday, June 29th | 4 to 6 PM

 

Broward County Main Library

 

100 S. Andrews Avenue, Sixth Floor  | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invited interested firms to attend this event hosted by Delta Air Lines and the Broward County Aviation Department.

 

The T2 Modernization Project at FLL will include renovations and new construction of: concessions shell spaces, passenger loading areas, ramp apron, new mezzanine levels, restrooms, interim Delta Sky Club, relocation of escalators and other terminal building improvements and certain enabling projects to be defined as part of the project. The Meet & Greet included an informational presentation on the project followed by a networking session.

 

A detailed project description and list of probable commodities and services related to this project are available.

Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 31 at 3 PM

CALL TO ACTION: Non-Certified Firms 

OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be CBE certified to participate in this project and others. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more.

​15% CBE goal applies for this project.

 

Construction firms proposing on the project will be looking to meet CBE firms to discuss subcontracting opportunities. Immediately following the presentations, there was a networking session with the presenters, Broward County staff and proposing construction firms.

For more information, call 954-357-6400.  
 
 
 
 
 
Broward County Florida  
Broward County Business Enterprise 
 
Meet & Greet with ARENA OPERATING CO., Ltd.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 | 3 -6 PM
BB&T Center

 
 
Who Should Attend?*:
 
  • CBE Firms
  •  
  • Potentially CBE-Certifiable Firms
  •  
    • Construction
    •  
    • Commodity Suppliers
    •  
    • Contract Services
 
Participation is highly encouraged.
130 Food Court at the BB&T Center Arena  
2555 NW 136th Avenue | Sunrise, FL 33323
  
 
Interested in learning how your small business can become a vendor with Broward County's premier concert, sports and entertainment venue?
 
This exciting his exciting vendor outreach event with Arena Operating Co., Ltd. - the management company for the BB&T Center - was hosted by OESBD. Designed to assist with identifying firms to meet the 25% CBE participation goal requirement of the current operating agreement with Broward County, the event featured key department leaders discussing BB&T Center's diverse purchasing needs and buying process.
 
*CALL TO ACTION FOR NON-CBE CERTIFIED FIRMS
We are actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be CBE certified to participate in these opportunities and more. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more.
 
 
All CBE-certified and potentially CBE-certifiable firms are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about working with BB&T Center Arena and make key connections. The event agenda included: 
  • Discussion with BB&T Center Leaders
  •  
  • Breakout work groups
  •  
  • Networking / Light Refreshments
Potential CBE contracting opportunities may exist in areas such as:
  • Construction
  •  
  • Goods
  •  
  • IT
  •  
  • Maintenance
  •  
  • Promotional Products
  •  
  • Supplies and More
This event was FREE. For more information about the event, contact the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. 
 
 
 
 

Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 31 at 3 PM  

Meet & Greet

 

Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
     

Southwest Airlines
Terminal One Modernization Project

Who Should Attend?*:

 
  • CBE Firms
  •  
  • Prime Contractors
  •  
  • Suppliers
  •  
  • Contract Services
  •  
 

*Attendance helps demonstrate "Good Faith Effort." Participation is highly encouraged.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015

3 to 6 PM

 
 
 
100 S. Andrews Avenue, Sixth Floor
 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 
 
 
3 to 4 PM: Prime Contractors ONLY
 
 
 
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invited interested and eligible firms to attend this event hosted by Hunt/Moss, a Joint Venture, in conjunction with D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. This $239 million renovation and enabling project involves the modernization of Terminal One at FLL. Includes the design, construction, inspection, testing and commissioning of a Concourse "A" facility, consisting of five (5) international / domestic "swing" gates, an apron facility, concessions and a Federal Inspection Services (FIS) area and other terminal building improvements.

4 to 6 PM: Prime Contractors, CBE Firms
Information Session and Networking

CBE goals have been established for this project. Primes participating in this event will be looking to subcontract with CBE firms. Participate in one-on-one sessions immediately following the presentations with all presenters, bid and contract teams and prime contractors.
 
 
CALL TO ACTION FOR NON-CERTIFIED FIRMS
OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be CBE certified to participate in this project and others. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more.
 
 
 
 
Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 31 at 3 PM Meet & Greet
for the upcoming Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Terminal One Modernization Project
Who Should Attend?*:
     
  • CBE Firms
  •  
  • Prime Contractors
  •  
  • Suppliers
  •  
  • Contract Services
  •          
*Attendance helps demonstrate "Good Faith Effort." Participation is highly encouraged.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3 to 6 PM
 
100 S. Andrews Avenue, Sixth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301        
       
 
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) invited interested and eligible firms to attend this event hosted by Hunt/Moss, a Joint Venture, in conjunction with D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. Light refreshments will be provided to attendees. Attendees:
  • Learned about this $220 million renovation and enabling project  
  • Networked with dozens of potential prime contractors    
  • Had the opportunity to network immediately following the presentations with all presenters, bid and contract teams, and various primes.                    

Subcontracting Opportunities CBE goals have been established for this project and primes participating in the Meet and Greet will be looking to subcontract with CBE firms. A detailed list of potential commodities and services related to this project has been compiled.

CALL TO ACTION FOR NON-CERTIFIED FIRMS
OESBD is actively recruiting firms in various disciplines to be CBE certified to participate in this project and others. Learn about certification eligibility, how to apply and more.

 
 
 
 
 

 Meet and Greet on Monday, December 8 at 2 PM

Meet & Greet

for the following solicitation 

Bid R1214808P1 Janitorial Services
for Various County Facilities

Who Should Attend?*:

  • Prime Contractors
  • SBE and CBE Subcontractors
  • Suppliers

*This is NOT a mandatory meeting. Participation is voluntary.

Monday, December 8, 2014

2 to 4 PM
 
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development invited interested eligible firms to come and network with potential bidders.

 

Subcontracting Opportunities May Include:
    • 561720 General Cleaning Service
    • 561720 Window Washing
    • 561720 Floor Cleaning
    • 561720 Duct Cleaning
    • 812331 Cleaning Supplies
    • 312332 Rental Uniforms
    • 812332 Restroom Hygiene Supplies
    • 423850 Janitorial Supplies 
 
Visit BidSync for solicitation information on Bid #R1214808P1 Janitorial Services for Various Broward County Facilities.
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