Business Owners to Learn
About Contract Opportunities with LADWP
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will host its annual Business Development Expo on Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its downtown headquarters located at 111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, on the A-Level, in the auditorium. Admission and parking, in the Customer Lot, Gate 6, is free. To RSVP, call 213-367-EXPO.
“The purpose of the Expo is to provide valuable information on how to do business with the LADWP, network with prime and subcontractors, and learn about programs, products, and services offered by LADWP and materials and services that LADWP may acquire,” said General Manager Ron Deaton.
“Contracting within our ‘City Family’ is good for the City of Los Angeles,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry who chairs the City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. “I am proud of LADWP’s commitment to and past history of encouraging relationships with businesses that reflect our diverse City.”
Last year, LADWP awarded contracts totaling approximately one billion dollars to businesses. “This Board is committed to awarding contracts to minority, women-owned, and small business enterprises,” said LADWP Board President H. David Nahai. LADWP is committed to meet an annual goal of 15 percent minority business and 7 percent women business participation in contractual expenditures.
Available contracts reflect the LADWP’s strong commitment to expanding its supply of renewable energy along with other alternative power programs and energy efficiency measures. Contract opportunities range from power and water system projects, renewable energy, energy conservation, water quality, and other strategic initiatives.
LADWP also solicits for materials and services such as first aid kits, coveralls, laundry services, boxes, fax machines, batteries, a dumping site, sockets, herbicide, tires, rope, padlocks, cabinets, traffic cones, and more.
“This is an excellent opportunity to learn about contracts that will be available for competitive bidding,” said LADWP Commissioner Forescee Hogan-Rowles, chair of the LADWP Board’s Economic Development Committee. “LADWP is taking a multi-pronged approach to reach out to the business community throughout the City of Los Angeles to meet our commitment of inclusion of women, minority and small business enterprises as prime contractors as well as sub-contractors.”
The Board adopted a goal of generating 20 percent of the City’s energy from clean, renewable resources by 2010. Renewable energy includes wind, solar, and geothermal energy and other clean, sustainable resources that do not produce CO2 and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The water system budget calls for steadily increasing spending from $218 million in 2007-08 up to $280 million in 2011-12 on projects to enhance water quality, system reliability and infrastructure.
The LADWP seeks to increase investments in energy efficiency measures, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), energy efficient refrigerators, and other appliances and equipment that assist residential and business customers in saving energy.
Vendor registration and the list of bids available are accessible on the LADWP website at http://www.ladwp.com.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, provides reliable, low-cost water and power services to Los Angeles residents and businesses in an environmentally responsible manner. LADWP services about 1.4 million electric customers and 680,000 water customers in Los Angeles.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities.
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Contacts for News Media:
Marie Y. Lemelle, 213-367-1314 or
Lucia Alvelais, 213-367-1376