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Nov. 19, 2019

Disciplinary Appeal of Indefinite Suspension of Hans Fellhauer

Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom No. 1134, 505 W. Felix St.

9 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: The State of Entrepreneurship in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History, 1600 Gendy St.

Join us to discuss the state of entrepreneurship in Fort Worth with President Williams of UNTHSC, Mayor Price of Fort Worth, and Laila Assanie, Senior Business Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank.

11:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Riverside Community Center

Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap

noon

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St

Canceled

Central City Local Government Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St

Canceled

AllianceAirport Authority Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St

Canceled

Lone Star Local Government Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St

Canceled

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

3 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Made in the USA - Easier and Cheaper Than You Think

Commongrounds Workplace, 702 Houston St.

Manufacturing makes up such a large portion of US GDP that its $2.1 trillion dollar value alone makes it the ninth largest economy in the world. So why do so many people think they have to outsource their prototypes or production abroad, exposing their IP to theft and copycats? Come hear the truth from two experts with serious bona fides on manufacturing. They'll also provide recommendations on how and where local entrepreneurs can get their high tech prototypes produced cost effectively.

3 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Manufacturing in Vietnam

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

With the tariff battles going on, companies have been looking for manufacturing alternatives to China. This TechNest panel discussion will focus on manufacturing and doing business in Vietnam. Learn about selling your product globally, the pros of manufacturing in Vietnam and who you need to connect with to make it all possible.

4:30 p.m.

City of Fort Worth Firefighters' & Police Officers' Civil Service Commission

Bob Bolen Safety Complex, Auditorium, 505 W. Felix St

6 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Growing Your Small Business With PeopleFund

Shamblee Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 1062 Evans Ave.

PeopleFund provides flexible loans to small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations across Texas. This program will explain how PeopleFund’s small business loans, particularly the Healthy Foods Financing Initiative, help entrepreneurs enhance their businesses and keep local economies growing. A partnership of the City of Fort Worth and PeopleFund, the pilot Healthy Foods Financing Initiative program offers low cost microloans of up to $50,000 to owners of stores located in food deserts who agree to stock and sell healthier foods. Learn how you can grow your business while improving the health of our community.

6:30 p.m.

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

7 p.m.

Nov. 20, 2019

Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St

9 a.m.

Disciplinary Appeal of Indefinite Suspension of Hans Fellhauer

Bob Bolen Safety Complex, Classroom No. 1134, 505 W. Felix St.

9 a.m.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at Eugene McCray Community Center

Eugene Mccray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

10 a.m.

Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing

City Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Txeas St

10 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Small Business Workshop

Central Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W.Third St.

Interested in starting a small business? Join us for a workshop featuring a representative from the Tarrant County Small Business Development Center. The workshop will introduce you to the steps to start a small business and the resources Tarrant Small Business Development Center has to offer! This program is free and open to the public.

10 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Education and Entrepreneurship - The Roles Have Changed

Jack Morton Business Accelerator, 3114 E.Rosedale St.

Join the North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center, in partnership with Texas Wesleyan School of Business, to foster the conversation on the important role of education in the entrepreneurial process. This is not your typical talk on academia and the process of getting the right degree, however, this will be a real discussion of how all components of learning play a part in the growth of a thriving business. Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, and professors that will share their perspectives on the entrepreneurial world and the best practices used to aid them in their processes.

11:30 a.m.

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St

12:30 p.m.

Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St

1:30 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Foodie Fest at Texas Wesleyan

Martin University Center, Texas Wesleyan University, 3165 E.Rosedale

A panel of food entrepreneurs will take part in a panel discussion at the new Martin University Center building. The panel features chef Ben Merritt, owner of Fixture and Ben's Triple B, and several other local food entrepreneurs. Enjoy some great local foods, support local food entrepreneurs, and enjoy an afternoon of networking and food sampling.

2 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: TechFW Connect The Dots - World of Entrepreneurs

Unt Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Cost: $10. There is only one Fort Worth in the world and entrepreneurs here continue to connect the dots while making connections across the globe. TechFW is excited to host a “Connect The Dots… World of Entrepreneurs” event during Global Entrepreneurship Week and shine a light on the global connections of the entrepreneurs that call Fort Worth home.

5:15 p.m.

Transit Moves

Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Ave.

A public meeting on the future of transit in Fort Worth. Served by Trinity Metro route 4.

5:30 p.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Igniting Urban Cores - Developing an Entpreneurial Ethos

Texas Wesleyan University Martin Center, 3165 E.Rosedale

Pioneers unafraid to tackle new development in urban centers are invited to a panel discussion with local champions of redevelopment. Our focus will be on building momentum for East and Southeast Fort Worth.

5:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Sycamore Community Center

Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale

6 p.m.

Police Monitor Candiate Forum

Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third S

Meet the candidates for the new City of Fort Worth police monitor. A public forum begins at 6 p.m. in the library auditorium followed by a public reception at 7 p.m. in the gallery area. During the public forum, the candidates will respond to questions. During the public reception, residents will have the opportunity to talk with the candidates. Free parking is available at Sundance Square Garage 3 beginning at 5 p.m.

6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Como Community Center

Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

6:30 p.m.

Keller Hicks Road Project Meeting

Villages Of Woodland Springs Amenities Cener, 12209 Timberland Road

A community meeting to inform residents about improvements to Keller Hicks Road from Lauren Way to U.S. 377.

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 21, 2019

Breakfast at the BAC - How to Hire, Get Hired

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

7:30 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Beyond a Marketing Presentation

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Many entrepreneurs are weak in the area of marketing, so this event will provide attendees the opportunity to get it right. This unique event goes beyond a fancy PowerPoint and general information, attendees can expect to be immersed in an actionable, hands on marketing environment. Entrepreneurs who attend will not only receive inspiration and information, but also be provided resources to get their marketing in check.

8 a.m.

Disciplinary Appeal of Indefinite Suspension of Hans Fellhauer

Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom No. 1134, 505 W. Felix St.

9 a.m.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at Southside Community Center

Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale

11 a.m.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at MLK Jr Community Center

Mlk Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive

11:30 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Sustainability in Healthcare - Global, Regional and Campus Perspectives

Center For Biohealth, 3432 Camp Bowie Blvd.

How are sustainability practices being implemented in the healthcare industry? This event will introduce answers to this question at a local, regional, and global level. Four panelists will speak briefly on topics related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Regional Centre of Expertise of North Texas, initiatives in hospitals and clinics at Parkland Health & Hospital System, how laboratories and researchers can operate more sustainably, and student perspectives in healthcare. A Q&A with the audience and networking time will follow.

noon

Community Action Partners (CAP) Council Meeting

Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor Board Room, 2309 Montgomery St

1:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Chisholm V Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Trinity River Public facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Ironwood Crossing Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Fort Worth Affordability, Inc. Board of Directors Special Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Hillside Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 E.13th St

5 p.m.

Transit Moves

Tcc Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave.

A public meeting on the future of transit in Fort Worth. Served by Trinity Metro routes 9 and 20.

5:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Art Commission Special Called Meeting

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, Room 201ab, 818 Missouri Ave

6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Fire Station Community Center

Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St.

6 p.m.

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Meeting

Animal Care & Control Center, 5000 Martin Luther King Freeway

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 22, 2019

Municipal Court Hearing

Southwest Municipal Court, Court No. 9, 3741 S. W. Loop 820

8:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Diamond Hill Community Center

Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 Ne 36th St.

5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Holiday Dance at Greenbriar Community Center

Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill

Cost: $4

6 p.m.

Turkey Bingo at Andrew Doc Session Community Center

Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

6 p.m.

Nov. 23, 2019

International Doctor Who Day

Fort Worth Public Library

On Saturday, Nov. 23, across the City of Fort Worth, Whovians are invited to their local Fort Worth Public Library for a celebration of Doctor Who. Throughout the day, Libraries will host a variety of crafting activites, games and even screenings of episodes from across the decades. All activities are free and family-friendly. Nov. 23 is annually the international celebration of one of the most popular and longest running sci-fi shows of all time: Doctor Who! On this day in 1963 the very first episode aired in the United Kingdom.

Nov. 25, 2019

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner at Como Community Center

Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

11:30 a.m.

Nov. 26, 2019

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

Thanksgiving Dinner at Hillside Community Center

Hillside Community Center, 1201 E.Maddox Ave.

6 p.m.

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

Nov. 27, 2019

Texas Nature Traders visit the Library

Central Library, 500 W. Third St.

The Central Library is your destination for discovery today when you can meet the Fort Worth Zoo's Texas Nature Traders. Learn about the Texas Nature Traders program and all the quests you can take. This is a fun, informative program for children three years and older.

10:30 a.m.

Nov. 30, 2019

Free Zoo Animal Encounter program at Library

Central Library, 500 W. Third St.

The Fort Worth Public Library will host one of our favorite educational partners, the Fort Worth Zoo's Animal Outreach team for a special program. The Fort Worth Zoo's Animal Outreach team will provide a program that is educational, entertaining and interactive. Outreach programs feature a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. You will learn all about animals found in your backyard and around the world.

1 p.m.

Dec. 2, 2019

Disciplinary Hearing of the Termination of Vianka Villa

City Hall Annex, Sixth Floor, Training Room 623, 908 Monroe St.

9 a.m.

Hanna Ranch Sewer Improvements Project Meeting

Souder Elementary, 201 N. Forest Hill Drive

A community meeting to inform residents about the plans for the Legends of Hanna Ranch sewer improvements.

6 p.m.

Dec. 3, 2019

Disciplinary Appeal of Two-Day Suspension of Elijah Moore

Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom No.1134, 505 W. Felix St

9 a.m.

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

1 p.m.

Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas

2 p.m.

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

3 p.m.

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

7 p.m.

Dec. 4, 2019

Availability and Disparity Study FINAL Small Group Interview Session

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, North Tower Conference Center, 2222 S. Service Road, Grapevine, Tx 76051

The City of Fort Worth’s Office of Business Diversity hired CH Advisors Inc., to conduct an Availability & Disparity Study, that examines the city’s policies and programs for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs). The goal of the study is to examine whether all businesses have equal access to compete for contract opportunities with the City of Fort Worth, and to ensure the city’s contract opportunities are fair and competitive. The study will look at the availability and utilization of minority- and women-owned businesses by the City of Fort Worth, and compare it to the local market for those industries.

11 a.m.

Transit Moves

Heritage Church Of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway

A public meeting on the future of transit in Fort Worth. Served by Trinity Metro route 11.

5:30 p.m.

Dec. 5, 2019

Transit Moves

Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

A public meeting on the future of transit in Fort Worth. Served by Trinity Metro route 12

5:30 p.m.

Dec. 6, 2019

Disciplinary Appeal of Four-Day Suspension of Tina Van Houten

Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom No. 1134, 505 W. Felix St

9 a.m.

Dec. 7, 2019

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Holidays at the Hearth

Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane

$6.150 for Ages 18+, $6 for ages 4-17 and 60+

1 p.m.

Dec. 9, 2019

Marine Creek Parkway at NW Loop 820 Project Open House

Chisholm Trail High School Lecture Hall, 3100 Nw College Drive

An open house to discuss design improvements to Marine Creek Parkway at NW Loop 820.

7 p.m.

Dec. 10, 2019

Infrastructure and Transportation Committee

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

2 p.m.

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

3 p.m.

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

7 p.m.

Dec. 11, 2019

Watercress Low Pressure Sewer Improvements Project Meeting

Fort Worth Police Mounted Patrol Facility, 1901 N. Las Vegas Trail

A community meeting to inform residents about plans to install low pressure sewer lines along Watercress Drive and nine other street segments in the Watercress area.

6 p.m.

Dec. 16, 2019

Southgate Development Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting

Texas Health Hugley Fitness Center, 11801 S. Freeway

A project meeting to inform residents about construction of water mains that will service the Southgate Marketplace Development.

6 p.m.

Dec. 17, 2019

Audit Committee

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

1 p.m.

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

2 p.m.

Central City Local Government Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

2 p.m.

AllianceAirport Authority, Inc.

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

2 p.m.

Lone Star Local Government Corporation Meeting

City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

2 p.m.

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

3 p.m.

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

7 p.m.

Dec. 24, 2019

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

Dec. 31, 2019

City Council Work Session

City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled

Jan. 7, 2020

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2020

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Feb. 13, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

March 26, 2020

RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B, and Best Value Solicitation Workshop

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Back by popular demand! Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity is hosting quarterly workshops to help vendors craft convincing responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), invitations to bid (ITBs), A+B, Best Value and other solicitations. This series of workshops is taught by city project managers, providing an opportunity for M/WBEs to meet them and ask questions about the city's procurement and bidding processes. In this training session, participants learn how to prepare effective bids and proposals for the City of Fort Worth, and how to interpret language for special provisions and required documentation.

8:30 a.m.

April 9, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

April 11, 2020

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

April 14, 2020

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.

June 11, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

June 13, 2020

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

June 25, 2020

RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B, and Best Value Solicitation Workshop

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Back by popular demand! Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity is hosting quarterly workshops to help vendors craft convincing responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), invitations to bid (ITBs), A+B, Best Value and other solicitations. This series of workshops is taught by city project managers, providing an opportunity for M/WBEs to meet them and ask questions about the city's procurement and bidding processes. In this training session, participants learn how to prepare effective bids and proposals for the City of Fort Worth, and how to interpret language for special provisions and required documentation.

8:30 a.m.

July 14, 2020

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.

Aug. 1, 2020

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Aug. 13, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

Sept. 24, 2020

RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B, and Best Value Solicitation Workshop

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Back by popular demand! Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity is hosting quarterly workshops to help vendors craft convincing responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), invitations to bid (ITBs), A+B, Best Value and other solicitations. This series of workshops is taught by city project managers, providing an opportunity for M/WBEs to meet them and ask questions about the city's procurement and bidding processes. In this training session, participants learn how to prepare effective bids and proposals for the City of Fort Worth, and how to interpret language for special provisions and required documentation.

8:30 a.m.

Sept. 26, 2020

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Oct. 8, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

Oct. 13, 2020

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.