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Metro’s Procurement Fair – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

August 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Free – $500

Learn about Metro’s exciting upcoming procurement opportunities, workshops, hot topics, and matchmaking, while networking with your peers at this event. General Manager Randy Clarke will open the fair and share his vision for Metro, including the strategic transformation plan, Your Metro, the Way Forward. Randy’s vision includes regional opportunities, partnerships, and sustainability. Our in-person Procurement Fair is an opportunity to learn and grow your business.


• Understanding and Preparing for Bonding• Grow Your Business with Automated Business Operations• Winning Government Contracts: Know Your Partner • How to become Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) / Program and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certified

Hot Topics:

Multiple Task Order Award (MATOC) – This presentation educates the vendor community to the multi-million-dollar Multiple Award Task Order Contracting (MATOC) process.

Infrastructure – The infrastructure presentation will discuss WMATA’s $10 billion Capital Improvement Program, and the expected contracting opportunities that will be generated over the next several years.

Small Business – Getting Small Business Certified with Metro

Real Estate – The real estate presentation will brief minority suppliers on opportunities presented by WMATA.

Procurement Matchmaking:

Businesses will have the opportunity to be paired with a prime contractor representative interested in their products or service. The meetings intentionally focus on connecting small companies for potential contracting opportunities and teaming agreements with larger firms. Matchmaking appointments will be in 15-minute increments.

Who should attend:

Any new, small, minority owned, and existing business interested in contracting opportunities with Metro – Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

What to expect:

• Influential speakers• Conference style networking• Practical advice and information• Vendors showcase • Inspiring stories

Why attend?

The Procurement Fair allows you to learn about Metro’s upcoming initiatives and small business program office, network with decision-makers, match making, and participate in various workshops.

Location and Parking:

The fair will be held in person at The Hotel at The University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

The parking garage is connected to the hotel.


Breakfast and Lunch included with each ticket.