BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a workshop to introduce small and minority-owned local businesses to the government procurement process on Friday, May 7th. Many local businesses could qualify for government contracts but do not have the certification or contacts necessary to secure projects. This workshop will introduce local businesses to the government offices that can assist them with certification and help them navigate the government procurement process.

The event is free and open to the public, but due to space limitations and expected high interest, reservations are suggested. To R.S.V.P, contact Shante` Hanks in the Congressman’s Bridgeport office at 203-333-6600.

WHO:                     Congressman Jim Himes
                                Small and minority-owned businesses interested in government contracting
                                Connecticut Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
                                Small Business Administration
                                Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program
                                Bridgeport Purchasing Department
                                Stamford Purchasing Department

WHAT:                  Workshop on government contracting

WHEN:                 City Hall Annex
                              1st Floor Meeting Room
                              999 Broad Street

                              Registration begins at 8:30am

                              Workshop runs from 9:00am to 11:30am