4th Annual NJ Competitive Purchasing Fair

“Avenues of Opportunities for Small Businesses”
Public Sector Procurement Fair

Online PR News – 26-March-2009 – – Lincroft, NJ – On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 New Jersey Interagency Coordinating Committee (NJICC) will host its 4th Annual Competitive Purchasing Fair - 'Avenue of Opportunities for Small Businesses' at Brookdale Community College located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair is co-sponsored by the NJ Small Business Development Centers at Brookdale Community College.

This public sector purchasing fair offers 'Invite Only' business opportunities to NJ registered small, minority and women businesses. This unique business fair will have available on-site, quote solicitations for various types of equipment and supplies. Only those firms that attend the fair will be eligible to submit quotations for the solicitations distributed at the fair.

Participating Agencies providing quote solicitations include: NJ Transit, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, South Jersey Transportation Authority, Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), NJ Turnpike Authority, The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, NJ Sports and Exposition Authority and NJ Meadowlands Commission.

Small business assistance organizations will be on hand to provide small business technical assistance and information along with M/WBE certification assistance and on site SBE registration. They include: NJ Small Business Development Centers Procurement Program and NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College, State of NJ Dept. of the Treasury Division of Minority and Women Business Development and the Office of Supplier Diversity.

The NJ Competitive Purchasing Fair originated in 2006 when more than 16 State Agencies provided quote solicitation opportunities to Small/Minority/Women owned Business which resulted in significant dollar awards. Over the past three years this event has generated 81 awards totaling $362,082 in purchases and has provided small businesses entry into public sector procurement opportunities. Vendors best suited to attend this event are those that provide equipment, supplies and materials including but not limited to the following categories: Safety items, electronic equipment, electrical tools, hand tools, plumbing supplies, track equipment and supplies, communication equipment and printing.