How to Do Business with State Agencies

Thu 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

On Thursday, February 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will host a session aimed at informing DBEs and potential DBEs with knowledge of procurement processes and certification requirements necessary to do business within state agencies. The agenda will focus on: How to register with agencies What certifications are required in order to participate. How to find solicitations that fit your expertise Free training available The session will bring together DBEs in the transportation and related industries with specialists from SJB Group, LLC, Small Business Administration, LA Department of Transportation, SBDC, APEX Accelerators, The University of Louisiana Procurement Office, The Lafayette Airport, and others. Please join us at the SBDC office at 537 Cajundome Blvd., Suite #236, Lafayette, LA 70506.

Speaker(s): Ms. Grace Chatman - DBE Supportive Services Communication Specialist Mrs. Paula Roddy - Compliance Programs Director Mrs. Jo Ann Lawrence - SBA Deputy District Director Mr. Ryan Devillier - LSBDC Business Consultant Ms. Janet Brewster - Small Business Vice Chair with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of LA Ms. Roxanne Formeller - ULL Assistant Director for Purchasing Ms. Cynthia Carrier - Program Manager of APEX Accelerators Ms. Rene Cotton - Lafayette Regional Airport DBE Liaison Mrs. Jackie des Bordes - President and DBE Supportive Services Program Manager for SJB Group LLC

Co-Sponsor(s): LADOTD, SBA, ULL, ALEX Accelerators, Lafayette Regional Airport, SJB Group LLC

Registration is required-Please RSVP to Grace Chatman at 225-769-3400 or

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 337.482.6312


Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
537 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette, LA 70506