The “Meet the Buyers Tour” that has become a regular event of the North San Diego Small Business Development Center is scheduled to stop in Carlsbad Aug. 15 at the Carlsbad City Library.
Open free of charge to small businesses interested in contracting opportunities with local, state and federally funded projects, the touring informational sessions provide a look into what many public entities look for when seeking a contractor. North San Diego SBDC estimates that approximately $150 million of the total $1.7 billion project cost for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, for example, will be made available for disadvantaged business enterprises and small business contract opportunities.
The Aug. 15 event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Space will be provided for more than 200 small business owners seeking advice on how to sell their goods and services to government and public agencies, prime contractors and large corporations.
Participating "buyers" in the Aug. 15 Meet the Buyers panel discussion will include the county of San Diego, the California Department of General Services, North County Transit District, San Diego Unified School District, Sundt Construction Co., Metropolitan Transit System and the San Diego County Water Authority. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, North County Transit District and Port of San Diego will also participate, as will Clark Construction, RQ Construction, and UC San Diego.