Policy Offices

2019 Governor's Marketplace Goes On Tour!

The Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to ensuring access and connection to public contracting opportunities and business resources throughout the state. Through the Governor's Marketplace Statewide Editions, business communities are provided with education and equipped with tools and resources to navigate the world of public contracting. 
Our partners include Department of Administrative Services, Oregon Secretary of State, Business Oregon, Oregon Small Business Development Centers, local Chambers of Commerce and many more! The events are supported through our generous sponsors to provide no-cost registration.

​SAMPLE AGENDA STRUCTURE (subject to change)
Check-In Begins: 7:30am 
Event Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm
8:00 - 8:45am
Welcome and Introductions | Making connections and building relationships are very important. This is a good time to take note of the names of people you might like to connect with or have an introduction to. We can support you with that. 

8:45 - 9:10am
Help for Oregon Entrepreneurs | The Secretary of State's Small Business Advocate has a twofold mission. First, to provide basic information and connection with resources to those starting, growing or winding down a business. Second, to assist entrepreneurs who believe they've been subject to unreasonable or unfair state regulatory actions. Let’s discover how Secretary of State can be of assistance. 

9:10 - 10:10am
Business Resources | You don’t have to be in business alone.  There are many resources to be aware of during different stages of your journey.  Even if it doesn’t apply to you today, it’s a great idea to take notes. Presenters for this panel include, but is not limited to: local Small Business Development Center, Small Business Administration, Business Oregon, Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority, OregonSaves, Department of Revenue and Energy Trust of Oregon. 

10:20 - 11:05am

Financing and How to Prepare | Meet local lenders to hear about options available and important tips to prepare for financing. 

11:05 - 11:10am

Recap of Business Readiness | We’ll round out all of the information and make sure you have some takeaways.




11:10 - 11:30am

What Does it Mean to Be COBID Certified? | In this session, you’ll learn about COBID Certification and why it’s an important business tool to consider applying for.

11:30 - 11:55am

Using Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) | Learn highlights of ORPIN and the importance of accurately setting up your profile to receive solicitation notifications that match the goods or services you provide. 

12:10pm Lunch and Learn

12:10 - 12:45pm

Government Contracting Resources | You’ve learned about how to locate opportunities, but what now?  How do you respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP)?  What is a “Capability Statement”?  Learn from the experts.  Resources include, but are not limited to: Government Contracting Assistance Program, Small Business Administration.

​12:45 - 1:15pm
Government Contracting – A Snapshot of Opportunities | The State of Oregon, alone, spends billions of dollars each year on goods and services.  We’ll show you a snapshot of what that looks like, along with local opportunities! 


 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​1:15 - 2:00pm
Exhibitor Announcements and Networking






2019 Past GMP Events

June 4
 North Bend/Coos Bay

June 5
Grants Pass

June 6
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July 24
July 25

October 2

October 4
Warm Springs
 October 24
Klamath Falls

Eloisa Miller
Economic & Business Equity Manager
Office of Governor Kate Brown