Pathways to Procurement — Port NOLA Small Business Contracting Program

Local and small businesses are a critical part of creating economic vitality in the region. As a part of the Port’s Procurement objectives, we aim to increase the proportion of funds spent with qualified local and small business firms in construction, professional services, and goods and services.

The Port’s award-winning Small Business Contracting Program is designed to develop mutually valuable professional relationships with local and small businesses to increase the number of small businesses, including minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged firms and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses applying and competing for Port contracts.

The Small Business Contracting Program Tracks Two Core Programs:

Small Contractor and Suppliers (SCS) program
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program

Procurement By The Numbers (FY 2018 and FY 2019)

Over $8.9 million spent on purchases with DBE/SBE-owned businesses.
Engaged with 400 DBE/SBE vendors since June 2017.

Your Company’s Roadmap to Procurement Opportunity

Step One: Complete the Procurement Vendor Form below or download and print the pdf to send by mail to the Port of New Orleans, Attn: Procurement Department, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.

Step Two: Monitor the Port’s website weekly to review current opportunities in construction, professional services, and goods and services are posted on the website. Also, review the Upcoming Projects page available on the website. Please note that these are only forecasts and are subject to change.

Step Three: Contact the Small Business Contracting Program at 504.528.3244 or by email at procurement@portnola.com, to determine if it would be beneficial to schedule a meeting to discuss contract opportunities and your company’s capabilities.

Register to Join Our Vendor Database

Businesses interested in participating in the Small Business Contracting program must meet the following requirements:

  • The business must be a for-profit business in the United States.
  • The business must be owned by a person or persons that own and control at least 51% of the company.
  • The business must attach evidence of a valid SBE/Veteran-owned Certification Letter to the completed form.