• LGBTBE Certification

  • LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification

    The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

    By becoming a certified LGBTBE, businesses are able to build relationships with America’s leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

    LAGLCC Silver (and above) members in good standing can get certified through the NGLCC at no additional cost other than their LAGLCC membership dues.


  • LA Small Business Academy

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Department of Public Works (DPW) of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center at the University of Southern California (USC) are inviting interested entrepreneurs and small business owners in the professional services sector to apply to the LA Small Business Academy.

    Please be advised that the 2017 Academy is focused on professional services firms who are not engineering or construction firms. Refer to the attached package for eligibility information and application form. Eligible candidates are encouraged to complete and submit their application forms via email to SupplierRelationsOffice@LADWP.com no later than Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5 pm. Applications submitted after that date and time may not be considered. 

    LA Small Business Academy Application

  • California American Water 2017 Supplier Diversity Showcase

    As our partners (either through California American Water directly or California Water Association sponsorships) we want to share with you an incredible opportunity for your members to participate in California American Water’s Supplier Diversity Showcase.  We are hosting an invite only event allowing specific vendors to present and meet directly with internal decision makers within California American Water. The event is invite only, so we plan to review each companies capabilities to determine invite and participation qualifications. We are planning on sending out invites by the end of this week, August 4, 2017.  It would be wonderful to get your list by Friday, August 4 at 10amto ensure your members are included. 

    Event is Focused and Open to Diverse Suppliers that provide: 

    • Professional Services - Legal, Finance, Regulatory
    • Operations 
    • Engineering
    • Environmental 

    Can you help us create an invite list by pulling a list of your members that provide one of the services below and sending over an excel file? I have included the event coordinator, Summer Sepulveda, on the email if you have any questions. 

    The event information is below for more information. We would appreciate if you have any vendors that you would highly recommend to attend. 

    Date: September 20, 2017

    Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

    Location: Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

    Event Site: http://bit.ly/calamwater2017

  • LADWP invites you to attend our 2017 Vendor Connection Event -- “Transforming Connectivity”

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will be awarding over three billion dollars in contracts during the next few years to upgrade our infrastructure and maintain our operations.  Various business enterprises, including small, disabled-veteran, minority, and women-owned companies are encouraged to participate in upcoming opportunities. As part of our continuing commitment to providing outstanding service to the ratepayers and the public in the greater Los Angeles community, LADWP will be hosting a Vendor Connection Event. This event will provide an excellent forum for small businesses to network with LADWP staff and large Prime Contractors, to develop new alliances, and build relationships for future opportunities to replace our aging infrastructure and comply with new regulatory mandates.

    DATE:                    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    TIME:                    5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

    LOCATION:         LADWP Headquarters – A Level

    111 North Hope Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    PARKING:            Parking is available for the event when youprint and present your ticket to the Parking Attendant at the following locations:

    ·         LADWP Customer Parking Lot (111 N. Hope Street) after 4:00 pm - Complimentary parking on a first come, first served basis

    ·         Lot 17 Garage (131 S. Olive St) after 4:30 pm - $5.00 flat rate (cash only), upon presentation of your event ticket.


    To RSVP for attendance and parking, please register at Eventbrite by clicking HERE by no later than August 18, 2017.