Pathways to Procurement — Port NOLA Small Business Contracting Program
Local and small businesses are a critical part of creating economic vitality in the region. As a part of the Port’s Procurement objectives, we aim to increase the proportion of funds spent with qualified local and small business firms in construction, professional services, and goods and services.
The Port’s Small Business Contracting Program is designed to develop mutually valuable professional relationships with local and small businesses to increase the number of small businesses, including minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged firms and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses applying and competing for Port contracts.
The Small Business Contracting Program Tracks Two Core Programs:
Small Contractor and Suppliers (SCS) program
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program
Procurement Spending By The Numbers (FYs 2016 and 2017)
Over $2.2 million spent on 670 purchases with women-owned businesses.
Over $3.5 million spent on 456 purchases with minority-owned businesses.
Your Company’s Roadmap to Procurement Opportunity
Step One: Complete the Procurement Vendor Form below or download and print the pdf to send by mail to the Port of New Orleans, Attn: Procurement Department, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Step Two: Monitor the Port’s website weekly to review current opportunities in construction, professional services, and goods and services are posted on the website. Also, review the Upcoming Projects page available on the website. Please note that these are only forecasts and are subject to change.
Step Three: Contact the Small Business Program Coordinator, LaToya Martin, at 504.528.3345 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to determine if it would be beneficial to schedule a meeting to discuss contract opportunities and your company’s capabilities.