Minority/Women Business EnterpriseAt the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) we promote and encourage full and open competition in the procurement of goods and services to ensure and maintain equitable and inclusive purchasing procedures.
Through our Minority and Women Business Department the District provides EBE vendor registration, mediation for Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) firms, reports contract compliance and provides technical assistance through workshops, partnerships and more.To learn more about our services, please contact our office at 412-488-4661.2nd Quarter Business Opportunity WorkshopOur workshop was held at the PFT Building on the Southside on June 24, 2014. There were a diverse gathering of business owners in attendance. Our presentations this month were from Mark Boyd, Plant Operations Manager; Dr. Mark Campbell, former CIO and Paula B. Castleberry, the Minority/Women Business Coordinator. Highlights included an overview of our procurement needs in our Plant Operations division, an intimate view from the top by our former Chief Information Officer and the support you can come to expect from our Minority/Women Business Department staff.Pictures from the event -1st Quarter Business Opportunity WorkshopOur workshop was held at the District's Administration Building in Oakland on March 27, 2014. There were a diverse gathering of business owners in attendance. Our presentations this month were from Leon F. Webb, Purchasing Manager, Attorney M. Janet Burkhardt and Paula B. Castleberry, the Minority/Women Business Coordinator.Pictures from the event -