Meet your Next Government Contracting Opportunity!
Join us at LaGuardia Business Services 4th Annual Government & Business Matchmaker!
Why attend the Matchmaker?
The Government & Business Matchmaker matches small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. At the Matchmaker, businesses will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with government agencies and prime contractors about immediate procurement opportunities that match their business. This one day event will also host panel discussions and informative workshops. This is an excellent opportunity for minority, woman, veteran, and disadvantaged owned businesses to network with government agencies, prime contractors, and other firms.
Government Agencies and Prime Contractors
Government agencies and prime contractors will be able to list their upcoming needs, vendor criteria (certifications), and items and services they do not need in advance, and this information will be listed on our website. The businesses attending the Matchmaker will be aware of these specific needs and criteria and will sign up for one-on-one meetings with agencies and primes at the event. The Matchmaker helps government agencies and prime contractors connect with MWBEs, DBEs, Hub Zone, 8(a)s, SDVOBs, VOSBs, EDWOSBs, and WOSBs to meet their procurement goals.
Click the green “register” button on this page to purchase a general admission ticket, table, and/or advertising space in our Matchmaker brochure.
Instructions for Small Businesses
To view the confirmed government agencies and prime contractors, as well as their immediate procurement needs, click here: http://bit.ly/2fyWcqJ
Please read the agency/prime needs, vendor criteria, and no need sections in order to determine If the agency or prime seeks your products/services.
If there is a match between the agency/prime needs and your offered products/services, please register for the matchmaker; if you do not see a need for your product or service, please do not register. However, please check the link on a daily basis due to new Government agency and Prime Contractor confirmations.
- How to do business with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- Federal Certifications 101
- Avoiding Fines, Delays, and Losses with Your Safety Plan
- How to be Government Contracting Compliant
- New York State SDVOB Certification - How to get certified and find Opportunities
- How to do business with the MTA Bus Company
U.S. Small Business Administration
New York City Small Business Services
Long Island City Partnership
LaGuardia Community College Small Business Development Center
Excelsior Growth Fund
LaGuardia Business Services will be publishing a Matchmaker brochure and we invite you to consider purchasing advertisement space. This is a great way to market your organization to the hundreds of attendees at the Matchmaker. Each ad will be a full page in the brochure.
Terms and Conditions
- Tickets at the door will be $100
Sales for exhibitor tables and advertisements end October 31. Any table or advertisement purchase after October 31 will not be guaranteed to appear in the Matchmaker brochure.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Government agencies only: If you are a government agency and require an invoice, please choose that option under "payment options" on the order form when you register. Only government agencies are able to request an invoice.
Free parking, continental breakfast, and a lunch buffet will be provided for exhibitors and attendees on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, contact LaGuardia Business Services at 718-482-5306.