A full-house of non-certified and certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) firms gathered to learn new procurement practices, strategies, and about upcoming opportunities by New York government agencies as well as prime construction firms.
Participating partners included: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York Power Authority, Battery Park City Authority, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, the City University Construction Fund, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Department of Education, NYC Small Business Services, NYC EDC, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, NYSIF, and the New York City Comptrollers office.
The Competitive Edge Planning Committee is a consortium of public and private partners working together to increase its roster of qualified Disadvantaged Minority, Women Business Enterprise (M/W/D/LBEs) and create procurement and contracting opportunities.
Since 1993, the Competitive Edge Conference has linked the region’s small businesses, including Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Locally Based Enterprises, with leading decision-makers from the public and private sectors to explore new contract opportunities, new procurement practices and new strategies to expand and exceed statewide procurement goals.
The Competitive Edge Conference is a collaborative experience that is stewarded by public sector diversity professionals who recognize procurement opportunities in both the public and private sector and want to provide a new platform for assisting small businesses to enter the game with constructive information, strategies and best practices.