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Program Offerings

What is offered?

  • Bidding: BID assists companies in locating and biding on government and other large projects by providing project sourcing, bidding, estimating, and contract negotiation services. By outsourcing these tasks to experienced industry specialists, companies can gain a much needed strategic advantage.
  • Networking: BID offers a broad network of industry professionals that serves as a connection point for contractors to learn from one another, create partnerships, and identify potential projects.
  • Coaching: Through the Hub, BID administrators set and track business development goals, providing one-on-one consulting in accounting, marketing, sales, strategic planning, and human resources.

Who is eligible?

  • >51% African-American-owned businesses.
  • Located in low-to-moderate income areas and/or employ low-income individuals
  • In the construction, contracting, or trucking industries
  • Have a sound business plan
  • Show entrepreneurial leadership
  • Committed to increasing business skills

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has a significant spend on goods and services and is committed to supporting small business enterprises, including disadvantaged, women-owned, and veteran-owned enterprises in its purchasing programs. Join Bridgeway Capital and CMU’s Procurement Services for a webinar on Doing Business with CMU’s Diversity Supplier Program to learn how to become a university supplier.

The topics that will be covered are:

• CMU Procurement Services – Who are we and what do we do?
• Categories
• Pre-Registering as a Potential Supplier
• Supplier Programs and Agreements
• Diversity Supplier Program
• RFP Process


April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM 

Contact our Expert

Talpha Harris
Entrepreneurship Hub Manager