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For small, woman-owned, minority, and disadvantaged businesses seeking government contracts and understanding the basics of how local, state and federal agencies procure products and services are critical. Understanding the bidding,
Please register for “LADOTD: Leveraging Small Business Certifications for Contractors + DBE Certification” by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/117593182399458827. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing informati...
Urban League of Louisiana: Now Providing Training and Counseling Services to DBEs Seeking Business with the LADOTD [Region B]
The legacy of the Urban League of Louisiana (ULLA) began 80 years ago, with a mission to assist underserved communities in securing economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. ULLA is...
Small businesses Impacted by the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Learn About Economic Injury Disaster Loans at Workshop
The Urban League of Louisiana’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in partnership with the SBA Louisiana District Office and the Louisiana SBDC Greater New Orleans & Bayou Region,...
Supporting DBEs in Entrepreneurial Development and Capacity Building
- One-on-One Business Development Counseling
- Capacity-building Coaching
- Entrepreneurship Education Trainings
- Contractor Specific Software Trainings
- Certification Assistance
- Funding and Bonding Assistance
- Access to LADOTD Bid Opportunities
This list of resources is recommended by the Urban League of Louisiana Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Women’s Business Enterprise Council – South
WBEC South facilitates the nationally recognized and most relied upon certification program, WBENC Certification, for the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. The organization is committee to connecting women-owned businesses with major corporations to facilitate business opportunities. Their mission is to advance and enhance business opportunities between corporations and women-owned businesses through a reputable certification program, education and professional growth opportunities.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – Louisiana
The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) provides specialized and professional procurement technical assistance to Louisiana businesses who are actively seeking and/or performing on contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal, state and local governments.
Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council
The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council assists major corporations with developing, enhancing their small business utilization programs with an emphasis on ethnic minority lead and operated businesses (MBEs). The organization provides minority-owned businesses with access to corporate contracting opportunities and is the only certifying agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification.
Louisiana Economic Development
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. From entrepreneurial startups to small business growth and expansion, Louisiana offers a comprehensive array of educational, managerial and financial programs that cultivate small business opportunities.
Construction Contract Administration
The Construction Contract Administration (CCA) Manual (referred to herein as “the CCA Manual”) provides guidance to personnel who inspect and administer Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development(also “LADOTD” or “Department”) contract provisions.
DBE Program Welcome Packet
Welcome to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program (DBE). The DBE program is a federal program operating under the guidance of the United States Department of Transportation. Authorization for the program comes from Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, parts 26 and 23 (49 CFR 26 and 49 CFR 23).
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