RIPTA to host Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Forum

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RIPTA TO HOST DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE FORUM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

RIPTA Looking to Work with Women-Owned & Minority-Owned Businesses

Providence, Rhode Island, October 2, 2013 -
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will host a forum to discuss their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The forum will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Center Carriage House, 570 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

The overall goal of the DBE Program is to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient. Topics covered include the DBE certification process, bidding requirements and concerns, post-award enforcement and compliance, and best practices.

Jim Vincent, RIPTA's Compliance Officer stated, "RIPTA is committed to providing equal opportunity and access in the procurement of goods and services to Rhode Island Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, in general, and Minority Business Enterprises, in particular."

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Jim Vincent, Compliance Officer no later than October 17, 2013. He can be reached at 784-9400 x209 or jvincent@ripta.com.

For more information on RIPTA's schedules and services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit www.ripta.com