FBISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program to Host Monthly Workshop

FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) – On Wednesday, July 31, Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program will host a workshop on “Life Safety Systems and Upcoming 2018 […]

FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) – On Wednesday, July 31, Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program will host a workshop on “Life Safety Systems and Upcoming 2018 Bond Projects”. The event will take place in the library, Room 111, of the Fort Bend ISD Triplex, 550 Julie Rivers Drive in Sugar Land, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The meeting is open to contractors, subcontractors and other small business representatives who are interested in partnering with Fort Bend ISD and learning more about projects included in the 2018 Bond Program. Attendees will also learn more about construction and non-construction small business opportunities.

Topics to be addressed at the July 31 workshop:

 

Life Safety Systems and Upcoming 2018 Bond Projects

  • General Contractor/Subcontractor

 

Life Safety Systems

  • Steve Dancer, FBISD Police

 

Upcoming Bond 2018 Projects

  • Kamila Andrzejak, FBISD Design & Construction

SBE Certification Process

  • Monique Pettaway, Metro Transit Authority
  • Pedro Garcia, Port of Houston Authority
  • Will Norwood, City of Houston
  • Gaye Spears-Madison, U.S. Small Business Administration

Financial Aspects

  • Beth Blankenship, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Anthony Lopez, LiftFund
  • Yongmei Wu, Chase Bank
  • Jimmie Jones, BB&T

Networking

  • General Contractor/Subcontractor
  • William Klineberg, Score
  • Laurence Rice, The Rice Business Report

Individuals interested in attending the workshop may register online. If you’re interested in purchasing a vendor exhibit booth, complete and submit the SBEP Workshop Vendor Booth Form.

About the Small Business Enterprise Program:

The FBISD Board of Trustees adopted the Small Business Enterprise Program. In November 2018, Fort Bend ISD voters approved the 2018 Bond, a $992.6 million package that includes funding for the construction of new schools and classroom additions, safety and security enhancements, renovations to address maintenance and adequacy throughout the District, and transportation and technology needs. To learn more about the Small Business Enterprise Program, visit www.fortbendisd.com/sbep or contact Jeanette Boleware, FBISD Small Business Enterprise Coordinator, at 281-327-7697 or the SBEP team at sbep@fortbendisd.com or 281-327-7195.

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