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Port Houston – Opportunity U: Bayport Facility Tour

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Port Houston Business Equity - Opportunity U - Week 9
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Port Houston – Opportunity U: Bayport Facility Tour (Week #9)

Embark on an exclusive tour of Port Houston’s Bayport Facility with Opportunity U. Explore one of the many hearts of our operations and gain firsthand insights!

Port Houston’s Opportunity U Overview

OpPORTunity U (University) is a comprehensive training program designed to build the capacity of local S/MWBE vendors and position their businesses to compete and participate in Port Houston procurement prospects. OpPORTunity U serves as a space to grow prime contractors while leveraging other potential opportunities outside of Port Houston. The case method is used to aid the cohorts in understanding the processes involved in developing policies, strategies, and programs with the end goal of successfully completing the bid process in preparation to do business with Port Houston.

Areas of focus include: Benefits:
  • The foundations of business
  • Public contracts & bidding processes
  • Access to Capital
  • Risk & bonding requirements
  • Mentorship.
  • Develop business fundamentals
  • Understand public contracts and bidding process
  • Learn how to secure access to capital
  • Networking opportunities with Port Houston decision makers
  • Mentorship from experienced professionals
Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be the primary owner or co-owner and key decision maker of a business that meets the following criteria:

  • S/MWBE certified and enrolled with Port Houston
  • Currently in business for a minimum of 2 years
  • Possess the potential and desire to grow and do business with Port Houston
  • Commit to attend 9 of 10 sessions

Spots are limited based on approval of the application and meeting requirements. Learn more about Port Houston and the application process for Opportunity U.  

OpPORTunity U Cohort V will focus on upcoming Construction Projects for Port Houston.

 

All sessions will be taught by industry experts and Port Houston team members and will cover the following topics:

Week 1: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS  |  March 21, 2024
Building Financial Capacity

Week 2: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS  |  March 28, 2024
Safety and Risk Management / SBA Bonding & Surety

Week 3: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS |  April 11, 2024
Capability Statement Workshop

Week 4: PROCUREMENT 101  | April 18, 2024
Pricing your project / Contractual Due Diligence

Week 5:  PROCUREMENT 101  |  April 25, 2024
Responding to Port Houston Solicitations

Week 6: PROCUREMENT 101 |  May 2, 2024
Project and Construction Management – Panel Discussion

Week 7: PROCUREMENT 101  |  May 9. 2024
Port Houston Procurement Team

Week 8: NAVIGATING PORT HOUSTON DEPARTMENTS  |  May 16, 2024
Maintenance & Environmental Affairs
Legal & Operations

Week 9: BARBOURS CUT TOUR  |  May 23, 2024

Week 10: COHORT GRADUATION  | May 30, 2024

Session Schedule

Opportunity U will be held in person on Thursdays from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center facilities located at 1455 West Loop South, Suite 900.

 

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Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
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Website:
https://bit.ly/PortHouston-OppU

Venue

SBDC
1455 West Loop South, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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