FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2007
Contact: Lucia Alvelais, 213-367-1376
LADWP Invites Professional Service Providers To Attend Expo
An Opportunity To Learn About Contract Opportunities With LADWP
LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will host an informative event geared toward personal and professional service opportunities from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at its downtown headquarters located at 111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, on the A-Level, in the auditorium.
“Our region has a large number of personal and professional service providers and we want to provide them with valuable information on how to do business with LADWP. This event is a great opportunity for these service providers to network and to learn about programs, products, and services offered by LADWP and materials and services that LADWP may acquire,” said Interim General Manager Robert Rozanski.
LADWP awarded contracts totaling approximately one billion dollars to businesses last year. The utility’s commitment to meet an annual goal of 15 percent minority business and 7 percent women business participation in contractual expenditures is well-known in the City and is one which LADWP’s Board of Commissioners takes seriously.
“This Board is committed to awarding contracts to minority, women-owned, and small business enterprises,” said Forescee Hogan-Rowles, who serves as chair of the Board’s Economic Development Committee. Hogan-Rowles also was recently appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Commission for Economic Development, a bipartisan advisory board on economic development issues to the executive and legislative leadership of the State.
Contract opportunities are or will be available in the areas of power and water system projects, renewable energy, energy and water conservation, water quality, and other strategic initiatives. Future contracting opportunities with LADWP include: laboratory services for independent data confirmation; measurement and verification of energy efficiency programs; rate design and data analysis systems; technical and administrative services for LADWP’s Customer Service Contact Center; and diversity training for all employees.
“Present and future contracts will reflect the LADWP’s strong commitment to environmental improvements and sustainability by expanding its supply of renewable energy along with other alternative power programs and energy and water efficiency measures,” said Hogan-Rowles.
Admission and parking for the event is free of charge. Participants may park in the Customer Lot, by entering Gate 6 on Hope Street (corner of Hope and Temple).
For more information, please call (213) 367-EXPO.
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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