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Port Houston – Opportunity U: Capability Statement Workshop

August 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Port Houston Capability Statement
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Port Houston – Opportunity U: Capability Statement Workshop
Cohort Participants will learn to team up and contribute as a subcontractor to win business. Port Houston – Opportunity U: Capability Statement Workshop topics include: 
  • Capability Statements can open doors to contracting opportunities.
  • Learn and understand this tool used to build relationships with important decision-makers and provide a concise description of the goods and services your business can provide.
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.

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: BARBOURS CUT TOUR

Week 2: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS
Building Financial Capacity

Week 3: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS
Safety and Risk Management / SBA Bonding & Surety

Week 4: INTRO TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS
Capability Statement Workshop

Week 5: PROCUREMENT 101
Pricing your project / Contractual Due Diligence

Week 6:  PROCUREMENT 101
Responding to Port Houston Solicitations

Week 7: PROCUREMENT 101
Project and Construction Management – Panel Discussion

Week 8: PROCUREMENT
Port Houston Procurement Team

Week 9: NAVIGATING PORT HOUSTON DEPARTMENTS
Maintenance & Environmental Affairs
Legal & Operations

Week 10: COHORT GRADUATION

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.

Capability Statement Session Speakers

Julie Irvin Hartman, MBA, Certified Proposal Manager & Susan M. Repka

In addition to teaching, Capability Statements with Port Houston, Julie & Susan speak on various other topics.  Book Julie and Susan to speak at your next event, tradeshow or create a custom training session.

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Details

Date:
August 29
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
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Website:
https://bit.ly/PortHouston-OppU

Venue

Small Business Development Center – Houston (SBDC)
1455 West Loop South, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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Phone
(713) 752-8400
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