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LA Metro and BuildOUT California's MOVING FORWARD Event at Union Station in Los Angeles - Nov 3 2022

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

BuildOUT California was honored to have Los Angeles Metro’s Leadership address the crowd of over 300 guests at the historic Union Station’s Ticketing Concourse to acknowledge Metro’s commitment to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ businesses in their procurement programs.

“At Metro, we are always looking to establish new partnerships with small, disadvantaged and veteran business enterprises,” said Glendale City Council Member and Metro Board Chair Ara J. Najarian. “BuildOUT CA provides us with another opportunity for us to partner with qualified firms seeking Metro contract opportunities.”

Metro shared with event attendees that BuildOUT California’s LGBTQ+ & Allied Associates are Invited to participate in technical assistance training programs, small business support services and events focused on building relationships with new, and future, prime contractors who are building competitive teams to pursue contracts in the competitive bidding process at Metro. Metro and BuildOUT California will also distribute materials related to contract opportunities in planning, design, engineering, construction and program management, cost controls, construction services, material supplies, and maintenance.

"One of the ways we’re focused on inclusion and belonging is by ensuring our contractors are reflective of the communities we serve, and that includes LGBTQ+, minority, women-owned and other small business enterprises. Metro is working with BuildOUT California to ensure that all communities have access to the multitude of opportunities available through contracting with Metro,” said Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins.


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