The City University of New York will sponsor its second annual Minority/Women Business Enterprise Conference - focusing exclusively on commodities, services and construction industry opportunities at CUNY -- on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., 14th Floor Conference Center.
The conference, "M/WBE+CUNY Make the Connection,” will be held in two sessions. Registration for the morning workshops, on commodities and services procurement, begins at 8 a.m. and the program starts at 9 a.m. The workshops include Doing Business with CUNY, Navigating the CUNY Procurement Bid Solicitation Process and How to Become a New York State Certified M/WBE Vendor.
Registration for the construction industry procurement session begins at 12:30 p.m.; the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Workshops include How to Bid for CUNY Design and Construction Contracts; How to Get Bonding, Insurance and Financing; How to Become Certified with New York State, and Green Building Design and You.
Representatives of CUNY's 23 Colleges, graduate and professional schools; college business resource centers and affiliated programs will provide information about specific opportunities, and business owners will be able to network and market directly to CUNY purchasing representatives.
Participants may register at www.cunybiz.com. For media inquiries, please contact:
Pauline Barfield, Barfield Public Relations, Inc.
Rita Rodin, CUNY Office of Communications and Marketing
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