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CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE WILL HOST MEET AND MATCH PROCUREMENT FORUM ENTITLED “MINORITY SUPPLIERS DOING BUSINESS WITH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR” DURING THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

It is vital that we carry on efforts that support small and innovative businesses to promote America’s economy and continued job growth, says Congresswoman Jackson Lee

The Meet and Match Procurement Forum is designed to have minority suppliers learn firsthand the process to win both private and public contracts and market their products and services. The procurement matchmaking will provide many small, minority, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses the opportunity to market their products and services to both public and private sector companies. Minority venders are encouraged to be present their NAICS codes capability statements.

Who: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee along with Dan Sturdivant, Assistant to the Director for Outreach, Department of Homeland Security; Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Pierre Goodwille, Attorney at Law, Sibcom, LLC, Kevin Durkin, Senior Vice President, NTT DATA Federal, Inc., David Loines, Acting Assistant Director Office of Contract Assistance, U.S. Small Business Association, Phyllis Meyer, Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet, Sheila Brooks, Founder and CEO, SRB Communications, Brenda Burke, Vice President of Supplier Diversity, WellPoint, Inc., and Lance Gilliam, Commissioner, Houston Housing Authority.

Time: Friday, September 26, 2014 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center Room 146-AB

801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

Washington, DC 20001

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