Part of objective two of the Operations Document is to disseminate information regarding economic opportunities to local businesses interested in doing business with the City, and residents interested in construction job referrals; and assist city departments, contractors and developers in identifying local businesses and residents interested in economic opportunities. To support this ongoing mission objective the various activities below are designed to institute consistent outreach methods within the city’s procurement processes, and provide outreach for contractors conducting local hiring. It may be important to note that the outreach to businesses is designed to begin with Business Licensing. Contact is made to local businesses with an active city business license. While the contract and hiring results are reported annually to the full City Council, below is a report of the outreach activity conducted.
Business Matching (One-on-one Meetings)
These activities create one-on-one interviews (introductions) between local businesses, city departments, and procurement partners; and between residents interested in construction jobs and contractors.
Outreach & Intake (for informal bid opportunities)
These activities are carried out during for potential opportunities that fall below the bid threshold (under $25,000). Local Businesses with an active business license, and have matching products or services are contacted to gage their interest in the potential opportunity.
Formal Bid Opportunities (Emailed Notifications)
The city uses an online-tool to disseminate bid notifications. Local businesses interested in bidding on projects with the City of Pasadena are encouraged to register their company information to receive emailed notifications for opportunities that require a formal bid process.
Construction Job Referrals
These referrals are carried out for contractors and/or developers participating in the city’s Local Hiring Ordinance for private development projects; or participating in the city’s good-faith effort to conduct local hiring on a public project. All referrals are initiated by the contractor or developer and are typically based on an actual job opening.
The internal and external Working Group is a combination community members, local organizations, and City departments. The primary purpose of this activity is to share information regarding upcoming outreach efforts, private and public projects, contact and procurement opportunities, and local hiring activity.Technical Assistance
Local businesses in need of technical assistance will be matched to the City’s strategic partners for services including Finance; State Small Business Certification; and Business Development.