OCTA Outreach Calendar

Use the OCTA Outreach Calendar below to find out about upcoming vendor outreach events such as the Vendor Orientation or Meet the Contract Administrator/Buyer programs. To register for an event, scroll through the list and click on the event title and then the registration or email link.

For general information about the various outreach programs, see below.

VENDOR ORIENTATION

Effective January 1, 2016, Vendor Orientation Meetings will no longer be held due to lack of vendor participation. The MEET THE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR/BUYER program described below will still be available for interested vendors.

MEET THE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR/BUYER

The “Meet The Contract Administrator/Buyer” Program is a tool that will provide vendors face-to-face communication with OCTA procurement staff through the Contracts Administration and Materials Management (CAMM) department. The program is open to any vendor who would like to discuss their company’s products and services with OCTA.

For more information, use the Outreach Calendar above to locate an upcoming event and click on the event email link.

CAMMNET CONNECT – ONLINE BUSINESS NETWORKING

CAMMNET CONNECT is OCTA’s online tool for firms to build business and partnering relationships with other firms interested in OCTA business opportunities.

Each wall post on the CAMMNET CONNECT Facebook page is directly related to an OCTA solicitation opportunity posted on the CAMM NET Website. You can network with other firms interested in a particular solicitation by commenting on its CAMMNET CONNECT wall post.

To access CAMMNET CONNECT, click on the CAMMNET CONNECT Facebook icon link listed on the left of this page.

ONLINE PLANHOLDER’S LIST REPORTS

CAMM NET's Planholder’s List Report feature makes it easy for Prime and Subcontractors to connect and develop partnering relationships for OCTA projects.

All companies are required to complete a brief survey when downloading formal Invitation for Bids or Request for Proposals packages. The survey asks if they are planning on participating in submitting a bid or proposal as a prime or a subcontractor. Depending on their answer, they are provided an opportunity to indicate the services they either need or can provide and their contact information.

Data captured from the vendor’s profile and their answers to the download survey questions are used to create an online printable and searchable Planholders List Report. Vendors can also choose to receive update emails daily notifying them of any changes to the Planholder’s List Report.

The Planholder’s List Report can be filtered and either downloaded as a .csv file or printed from a printer friendly html page. Companies can also search for closed solicitation Planholder’s List Reports to help them start the teaming process well in advance of the next posted solicitation.

Download the Planholder's List Report Guide to learn more about this useful tool.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

OCTA periodically hosts Small Business Workshops focused on equipping small businesses with the information and tools necessary to successfully participate in the public procurement process. These workshops are also a good networking opportunity for small business owners

To view past event presentations and material, click on the Reference MATERIALS icon link listed on the left of this page.

BUSINESS EXPOS AND CONFERENCES

OCTA participates by staffing an exhibitor booth at highly attended events throughout the year such as the CalCon (California Construction) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Expos. These expos provide information about OCTA and its services. CAMM staff is eager to answer questions and guide new and existing vendors through the procurement process.

To view past event presentations and material, click on the Reference MATERIALS icon link listed on the left of this page.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

The Authority participates in various local business associations. The Business Relations Administrator participates in these groups' networking events, which builds relationships and strengthen OCTA's standing in the business community.

PARTNERING WITH OTHER AGENCIES

OCTA takes a leadership role in partnering with other agencies to reach out to the business community. The Authority collaborates with the following agencies:

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