Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,

During these unprecedented times, our community continues to demonstrate its resilience amidst the multiple fires in the Bay Area and beyond. We have members directly affected and therefore, we will be postponing our meeting events for the month of September.

But wait… there is a ray of sunshine and it is packed with an abundance of opportunities.

NAWBO members, you heard it here first! The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has upcoming projects and they want YOU to apply for:

  • Financial audit services
  • On-call facility repair, painting & remodeling
  • Temporary staffing services

What else does VTA Buy?

  • Highway, bikeway, pedestrian LR and facility construction
  • Professional services
  • Legal, audit, temp labor
  • Hand sanitizer, masks and other PPE
  • Custodial services & products
  • Office & promotional supplies
  • Uniforms & accessories
  • Consulting services
  • Public relations
  • Real estate services
  • Technology & equipment
  • Safety/security services
  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive, bus & light rail parts and related services

VTA’s Business Diversity Programs include the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for federally funded projects, the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program for state funded projects and the Minority, Women, Disabled Veterans and LGBT Business Enterprise Programs for locally funded projects.

Through these diversity programs VTA assists certified businesses seeking construction, purchasing and professional services contracts and create a level of playing field on which minority, women, disabled veteran, and LGBT-owned businesses can fairly compete for contracting opportunities in Santa Clara County region.

Visit the business center, view solicitations, get registered and get certified. Contact John Wesley White, Deputy Director & Chief Procurement Officer for specific details.

We have a fun filled month coming in October. Make sure to check out our events page.

Stay safe and healthy. We are here for you!Sincerely,
Griselda Quezada-Chavez