Job Order Contracting Networking Fair Has Been Scheduled Members News February 27, 2019 Greetings DGS Self-Certified and Verified Small Business and Small Diverse Business Owners! The JOC Program has an annual estimated value of small business construction opportunities totaling $50 – $70 Mil annually! Here is An Opportunity To Do Business with the Commonwealth! The PA Department of General Services (DGS) has identified your company as a DGS Self-Certified and/or Verified construction contractor, supplier or design professional, or maybe you are a small or small diverse firm considering doing business with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are excited to extend an invitation for your firm to participate in upcoming Job Order Contracting (JOC) Networking Fairs. Participation will afford attendees the opportunity to network and market their goods and services directly to the awarded JOC program general construction, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical prime contractors for each of the six regions of the commonwealth. The JOC program will provide prime and subcontracting opportunities in construction (all disciplines) and professional design for agencies undertaking construction, renovation and maintenance projects with a total value of $300,000 or less. We are including some helpful tips to assist in your efforts to connect with awardees at this event (see the attached document). Please come prepared with marketing materials and be prepared to discuss your goods and services in a five-to-seven (5-7) minute pitch with prime contractors! All events will start promptly at 10 a.m. All Small and Small Diverse Businesses that are interested in attending must register! Please access the Regional “Invitation Links” below to ascertain information about the JOC event and to begin the registration process through Eventbrite: South Central (Tuesday, March 12th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-south-central-tickets-56593282030 South Eastern (Wednesday, March 13th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-southeastern-tickets-56595216817 North Eastern (Thursday, March 14th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-northeastern-tickets-56597521711 South Western (Monday, March 18th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-southwestern-tickets-56598987094 North Western (Tuesday, March 19th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-northwestern-tickets-56668914248 North Central (March 21st, Thursday): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-order-contracting-joc-networking-fair-northcentral-tickets-56671071701 There is on-site, off-street parking, several garages and/or metered parking near all site locations listed. Please feel free to google parking sites as warranted. During the registration process, you will need to rank the prime contractor(s) with whom you wish to share your five-to-seven (5-7) minute marketing pitch. A list of prime contractors in addition to a map of the regions defining the counties has been included in the Eventbrite. If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities at RA-GSBDISBOConst@pa.gov. For more information on the JOC program, please contact the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities at 717.783.3119, or email Paula Murphy, Construction Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Audrey Smith, Procurement Liaison at email@example.com.