Port Houston is focused on developing the workforce and helping drive success of small businesses in the Houston region. In 2019, the port held a small business industry forum on doing business with port maintenance services.
“We are an operating port with more than 3,000 assets and pieces of equipment, which is where small businesses support us when we have projects at our terminals,” said Mike Gignac, general manager for maintenance services for Port Houston’s Turning Basin terminal. Port Houston purchases maintenance-related products and services ranging from wharf cranes to technology and paper products.
Our small business development staff also shared the port’s procurement system and registration requirements to become eligible to bid on Port Houston work.
“This event is designed to help local small businesses meet some of the buyers and decision makers to learn about the port’s needs for goods and services in specific departments,” said Gilda Ramirez, senior director of small business and education outreach for Port Houston.