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NJ TRANSIT's Business Diversity Specialists work closely with DBE,
MWBE and SBE owners to assist them with certification, the bidding
process and the mandates of contract compliance. NJ TRANSIT's
Office of Business Diversity also assists these businesses to compete
more effectively. This is accomplished by providing the businesses with
advice such as how to respond to bid opportunities, or providing them
with help to finance their business needs via the Office of Business
Diversity's Access to Capital Loans Program and more.
In general, NJ TRANSIT's Office of Business Diversity connects
- Certification and Technical Support
- Procurement Seminars and Workshops
- Business Outreach and Networking Events
- Financial Assistance and Marketing Insights
- Continuing Education, including via Online Learning Programs
- Construction and Vocational Training Initiatives
- Joint Ventures and other Strategic Business Alliances
Business-to-Business Networking, Financial
and Technical Assistance
Throughout the year, the Office of Business Diversity sponsors
activities designed to assist in the nurturing and the development of
small businesses. These events and specialized training programs
include providing access to financing resources.
In the construction trades, the Office of Business Diversity has
developed strategic partnerships with several organizations. The
Regional Alliance of Small Contractors of New York and New Jersey is
chief among them. This non-profit organization works with the Office
of Business Diversity to offer project financing, access to loan
programs and training workshops in topics related to the industry. At
the request of the Office of Business Diversity, the Regional Alliance
also provides information in the areas of bonding, project estimating,
bookkeeping and marketing.
NJ TRANSIT's Contract Administration Hotline
NJ TRANSIT's toll-free Contract Hotline is a 24-hour voice-mail system.
Call it to get information on upcoming projects, pre-bid meetings, and
contract and procurement activities.