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Port Houston Advancing Small Business Through Port University Program

Posted by Port Houston on May 16, 2019 10:51:39 AM

Port Houston continued its popular Port University course for small businesses April 10 with presentations from various departments about how to do business with the port. Port University, a four-week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about procurement opportunities. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.

More than 50 small business representatives attended the class. They learned about: port procurement opportunities, port facilities, the small business program, contracting language, bonding, insurance requirements and the port’s BuySpeed Procurement System. Since its inception in 2003, more than 800 small business owners have graduated from Port University.

In addition to the course, attendees are given information about other upcoming port small business events and opportunities. “Port University is the best thing that the port offers,” said Ryan Lockridge, Lockridge Packaging. “It makes you think and learn about the organization when pursuing contracts. It has been more than helpful.”

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Topics: maritime, ports, contracts, procurement, small business, outreach

Small Businesses Benefit Through Port Capital Projects Forum

Posted by Port Houston on Feb 28, 2019 11:31:49 AM

More than 150 local small business representatives attended the port’s Small Business Capital Improvement Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Forum Feb. 6. Port Houston’s small business development program was created to provide opportunities for local small businesses to participate in contracting and procurement at the port.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, community, contracts, procurement, small business, projects, outreach

Opportunities for Small Businesses are Endless at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 2, 2018 10:29:39 AM

Port Houston held a small business forum focused on doing business with the port’s maintenance services team Sept. 27.

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Topics: Houston, contracts, small business, maintenance

Port University Course Highlights Small Business Opportunities

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 30, 2017 3:53:53 PM

Port Houston held its semi-annual Port University workshop Oct. 11-Nov. 1. Port University, a four week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about procurement opportunities at the port. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University 0f Houston Small Business Development Center.

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Topics: ports, Houston, small businesses, contracts, business

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