The procurement process continues to be a major source of business for private organizations in New York. However, successfully navigating the process remains difficult and out of reach for many organizations. The Government Procurement Conference fostered business partnerships between the city and state level government, prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, and women-owned businesses.
Jeanette M. Moy
Commissioner, New York State Office of General Services
Panelists & Sponsored Speakers
Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Senior Deputy Chief Contracting Officer / Chief Contracting Diversity Officer, NYC DOT
Deputy Comptroller, Contracts and Procurement
Senior Director – Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Supply Management, New York Power Authority
Agency Chief Contracting Officer, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ)
Director, Bureau of Procurement Enterprise Services, New York State Office of Mental Health
Executive Director of Finance & Chief Contracting Diversity Officer, New York City Commission on Human Rights
Assistant Commissioner, New York City Office of Citywide Procurement
Suzanne S. Veira
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, New York City School Construction Authority
Manager Business Diversity- East, CDW
Assistant Commissioner and M/WBE Officer, Division of Economic Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Keith L.T. Wright
Director of Strategic Planning, Government Relations Group, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP
Claude M. Millman
Partner, Kostelanetz LLP
Executive Director, New York State Preferred Source Program for New Yorkers Who are Blind (NYSPSP)
Mark O. Brazier
Vice President, Managing Director-Contractor Lending, TruFund Financial Services
General Counsel and Director of Procurement Services, Ostroff Associates
Managing Director, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Greater NY LECET
Vice President, Strategic Investments Group, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote Remarks by Jeanette Moy, Commissioner, New York State Office of General Services
Doing Business in New York
PASSport and the Preferred Source Program are both committed to making New York's contracting process, accessible and inclusive. This panel offers a detailed discussion about the New York procurement process and finding ways to succeed. What are the most effective strategies addressing today's challenges? What are the best methods to winning the bidding process and making sense of various kinds of RFPs? Hear what NY government entities want from potential contractors and tips from the experts.
Strengthening New York’s MWBE and Small Business Programs
New York has made it easy and has promoted doing business with MWBEs, LGBTBEs, and SDVOBs and small businesses. New York has made it clear that we are committed to providing critical resources to help them succeed as well. This all allows for New York’s economy to become the strongest, most diverse, accessible, and inclusive for small businesses, MWBEs. How can organizations best take advantage of the many opportunities offered by the government? What are the programs we should all know about? Our experts discuss this, and the process the government undertakes for discretionary purchases for items or services from these groups.
The Modern State of Procurement In New York
New York’s procurement goals include simplifying contracting with the city and the state, improving transparency, reducing duplication, achieving an effective experience and, most importantly, developing systems and leveraging technology to facilitate these standards. New York works with its contractors as resources and partners in the design and implementation of policy reform. We discuss innovative developments in procurement from technology, hiring practices, how to partner with Preferred Sources, opportunities through green certifications.
Cooperative Partnerships in New York
Procurement is a cooperative process, where government entities contract services from private contractors. Now more than ever, opportunities for collaboration exist on each side of the deal, including subcontracting with prime contractors, using the shared services model, and collaborating with nonprofit entities. Our panelists will discuss ways to create partnerships, ideas for cooperation - including those that help all communities, modernize the procurement process, and foster equity and equality.
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