On October 26th the NEPA Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted a Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) Outreach and Networking Workshop. The Workshop was geared towards small businesses interested in doing business with LCTA and the process to become a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) to support LCTA’s DBE goals and objectives.
The Workshop was kicked off with the welcome and introductions provided by Frank Migneco, Government Procurement Manager with the NEPA Alliance, who was one of the subject-matter experts on the workshop’s agenda discussing the value of a Capability Statement.
Norm Gavlick, LCTA Executive Director, provided an overview of the LCTA. He stated “The Luzerne County Transportation Authority buys the full portfolio of goods and services a transportation agency needs to be efficient and effective – no different than the small businesses in attendance.”
Firms certified as a DBE with the PA UCP are eligible to participate in any U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funded contracts, to Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.
Providing a DBE 101 Program Overview and How to Do Business with LCTA was Frank Knorek, LCTA Compliance Analyst. These presentations are available on the LCTA website at www.lctabus.com.
The Workshop organizers were able to schedule Kenyon Holley, Director, Diverse Business Supportive Services Center to present on the PA UCP certification process and how to do business with PennDOT.
Those in attendance were provided a copy of the LCTA “Vendor Profile & Bidders List Application Form” to complete and return to LCTA. NEPA Alliance received a copy to distribute to individuals who were not able to attend the Workshop. You can contact Frank Migneco by calling 570-655-5581 or emailing email@example.com to receive the form and instructions on how to complete and submit to LCTA.
The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services. For more information about NEPA Alliance visit www.nepa-alliance.org or call 866-758-1929. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”