Community Partners

 
Community Partners are available to help businesses with the certification process, with preparing bids, explaining the M/W/DBE requirements, and explaining the rules and regulations governing doing business with sister agencies. Community Partners also help non-minority suppliers with locating M/W/DBE partners and subcontractors. 
 
  • 1.
    • African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
    • Sourcing for African American owned businesses
      Technical assistance
      Networking
    • http://www.aaccwp.com/
    • Doris Carson Williams - Director
    • (412) 392-0610
    • information@aaccwp.com
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    • Government Contracting Assistance Center (GACO)
    • Technical assistance
      Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and disabled, and veteran owned businesses
    • Renee Decker - Contracting Specialist
    • (724) 738-2346
    • renee.decker@sru.edu
  • 5.
    • Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC)
    • Networking
      Sourcing for small businesses including MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and 8(a) firms
    • (412) 395-6079
  • 6.
    • MWDBE Governmental Committee
    • Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, and DBEs
      Networking
    • http://mwbegovtcomm.com
    • Valerie Waters - Vice Chair
    • (412) 255-6552
    • vwaters@URA.ORG
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    • Minority & Women Educational Labor Agency (MWELA)
    • Sourcing construction contractors
      Training and education programs
      Bonding for construction projects
    • http://mwela.net/index.html
    • Marc Little - Executive Director
    • (412) 697-2655
    • realtime10@aol.com
  • 8.
    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    • Advocates for the rights of minorities
    • (412) 471-1024
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    • PA Department of General Services
      Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities (BMWBO)
    • MBE and WBE certification
      Technical assistance
      Sourcing for MBEs and WBEs
      Contracts for goods and services
    • http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/
    • Gayle Nuppnau
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    • Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council (WPMSDC)
    • MBE Certification for ethnic minorities including Black, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans
      Access to working capital loans and specialized financing
      Advanced Management Education Programs and Scholarships
      Business Opportunity Fairs
      Matchmaking and Networking Events
    • http://www.emsdc.org
    • Alexander "Nick" Nichols - COO
    • (412) 391-4423
    • nichols@epmsdc.org
  • 12.
    • Small Business Administration (SBA) - Pittsburgh District
    • Technical Assistance
      Contracts for goods and services
      8(A) and SDB certification
      Sourcing for 8(A) and SDB firms
    • http://www.sba.gov/pa/pitt/
    • Kevin White - Acting District Director
    • (412) 395-6560 x113
    • kevin.white@sba.gov

 
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