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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 Events​

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Past Events

Managing General Contractor for Judicial Projects - Bid #PNC2119163P1 

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2 to 4 PM

Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The work envisioned for the selected Managing General Contractor (MGC) would be comprised of all "Judicial Complex" projects including work at the Broward County Judicial Complex (BCJC) campus downtown (South Garage, Coca-Cola Building and select projects at the Main Jail), and the satellite courthouses. Sample judicial projects include:

  • BCJC New 500-car Secure Parking Garage and Plaza ($21.9M)
  • South Regional Courthouse Replacement ($130M)
  • BCJC Course Dr. Perimeter Security ($4.2M)
  • BCJC East Wing Full Renovation ($36.8M)
  • Over 15 projects totaling more than $200M
CBE subcontracting opportunities include, but are not limited to the following NAICS Codes:
238110 - Poured Concrete Foundation and Stucture Contractors 
238120 - Structural Steel and Pre-cast Concrete Contractors
238140 - Masonry Contractors
238150 - Glass & Glazing Contractors
238160 - Roofing Contractors
238190 - Other Foundation, Structure, & Building Exterior Contractors
238210 - Electrical Contractors & Other Wiring Installations Contractors
238220 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
238290 - Other Building Equipment Contractors
238310 - Drywall Installation Contractors
238320 - Painting and Wallcovering Contractors
238330 - Flooring
238340 - Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
238350 - Finish Carpentry
238390 - Other Building Finishing Contractors
238910 - All Other Speciality Trade Contractors
238990 - Site Preparation

Pre-Bid Meeting on June 25, 2019 Participants:
Shiff ConstructionJusten
Patterson Construction GroupChave
MGM General Contracting, Inc.Timothy
Pirtle ConstructionJames
Pirtle ConstructionNikki
Big Dog Construction ServicesDavid
Hedrick Brothers ConstructionChristine
JWR ConstructionDustin
StilesDavid Lowery

Past Events
BB&T Center Meet & Greet with Arena Operating Co., Ltd.
County Business Enterprise (CBE) Opportunities 
Friday, June 28, 2019 
3 to 6 PM
BB&T Center Arena, Club Lexus 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise, FL 33323 
Interested in learning how your small business can be a vendor with Broward's premier $212 million concert, entertainment and sports venue?  Join us at this exciting vendor outreach event with Arena Operating Co., Ltd., the management company for the BB&T Center. The purpose is to assist with identifying firms to meet the 25% Broward CBE participation goal requirement of the current operating agreement with Broward County. This event will include key department leaders discussing BB&T Center's diverse purchasing needs and buying process, the Broward County team and YOU! All CBE certified and potentially CBE-certifiable firms are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to find out about working with BB&T Center Arena and make key connections.  The event agenda will include:
  • Discussion with BB&T Center Leaders
  • Breakout Workshops
  • Networking / Light Refreshments

Potential CBE Participation Areas:
  • Projects-Maintenance and Repair
    • Basic Plumbing Work (as needed)
    • Conference Room Upgrades (Carpet/Tile/Lights/Wallpaper Removal/Paint)
    • Dressing Room Renovation (Carpet/Tile/Lights)
    • Equipment Maintenance (Golf Carts/Landscaping Vehicles / Washer and Dryers)
    • Landscape Refurbishment / Irrigation
    • Lighting Retrofits (LED upgrade in office spaces)
    • Metal Sliding Repair
    • Tree Trimming (3,500 trees on property)
  • Purchasing
    • Carpet and Tile
    • Chairs / Tables / Furniture
    • Cleaning Equipment / Equipment Repair
    • Fuel / Propane
    • Hardware
    • HVAC Parts and Filters
    • Light Bulbs and Lighting Supplies
    • Office Supplies
    • Paint / Metal / Lumber
    • Paper Products
    • Parking Lot Equipment (Cones, Barriers, etc.)
    • Shop / Welding Equipment
    • Tools
  • Services
    • Building Automation System
    • Carpet Cleaning 
    • Concrete Work / Repair
    • Elevators and Escalators
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Fire Alarm System
    • Housekeeping / Cleaning
    • Pest Control
    • Pressure Washing 
    • Trash Removal
    • Water Treatment
    • Window Cleaning
  • Event Services
    • Event Equipment Rental
    • Graphics/Printing
    • Parking Lot Maintenance / Painting
    • Production Equipment
    • Safety Equipment
    • Signage
    • Towels
    • Uniforms 
    • Wristband Specialty
  • IT:
    • AV Equipment / Installation
    • IT Consulting
    • Networking and AV Cabling
    • Uniforms

FLL Terminal Connector Bridges Project 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 
4 to 6PM
The Terminal Connector Bridges project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will include an expansion to Terminal 1 adding restrooms and new circulation space as well as constructing two bridges: A bridge spanning Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, and a bridge connecting Terminal 2 to Terminal 3.  The proposed construction will include MEP infrastructure modifications as well as affect airside apron areas with new site utility work.

Construction Cleaning, Surveying, Demolition, Cast in Place Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel, Miscellaneous Metals, Ornamental Metals and Railings, Millwork, Waterproofing & Expansion Control, Roofing, Exterior Metal Panels, Fireproofing, Fire-Safing, & Fire Stop, Doors, Frames, & Hardware, Overhead Doors & Grilles, Exterior & Interior Glazing, Drywall Partitions, Ceilings, & Temporary Partitions, Tile, Resilient Flooring & Carpet, Terrazzo, Epoxy Flooring, Painting, Signage & Information, Display System, Specialties, Canopies, Elevators and Moving Walks, Fire Protection, Plumbing, HVAC &  Controls, Electrical & Fire Alarm, Security & Other Low Voltage Systems, Civil:  Sitework, Utilities, Paving, & Striping, Augercast Piles, Soil Stabilization.