Accessing L.A.

 
 

Accessing LA is the flagship contracting and business networking event of the City of Los Angeles.  In lieu of the in-person outreach event, virtual events will be held to share information and resources on how to do business with the City.

The most recent event was held on May 19-20, 2021. The Board of Public Works & Bureau of Contract Administration, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office holds this annual Professional & Personal Services networking event is part of the celebration of National Public Works Week and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This LIVE  free 2-part virtual event was open to all.

​Explore the recording links to this and past events at accessingla.com 

 

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PAST EVENTS

The recording of the BuildWith 2021 webinar can be viewed without signing in at
 http://bit.ly/FB-BuildWith2021video

View the BuildWith 2021 Slides at 
http://bit.ly/BuildWith2021Slides

 

FAQs- AccessingLA-Doing Business with the City- ENGLISH

Spanish - Preguntas Más Frecuente -FAQs AccessingLA- Doing Business With the City

 
 
 

 

Overview of Accessing L.A

 

Accessing LA, the City of Los Angeles’ premier flagship networking program, is the collaboration between Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development, Office of Budget & Innovation, various Council offices, the Chief Procurement Officer, the Board of Public Works and the Bureau of Contract Administration. AccessingLA is presented in three series, BuildWith, TeamWith and RiseWith, each  of which has a particular emphasis that brings together several City departments, public agencies, and contractors (both primes and subcontractors).

Accessing LA’s aim is to provide opportunities to create meaningful relationships, valuable perspectives and an abundance of resources to promote economic development and contracting with the City of Los Angeles.  The Accessing LA events create a dynamic tight-knit community for those who want to do business with the city and other public agencies in the greater Los Angeles area.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in lieu of in-person events, virtual workshops will be held to share information and resources on how to do business with the City.  

The first webinar was held in June 2020. Click on the links below to watch the recordings and get access to the slides shown in the presentations.
 

2020 Accessing LA Webinar Series Program

Session 1: An Overview of Doing Business with the City

Presented by the Board of Public Works,
the Chief Procurement Officer, Bureau of Engineering,
and Department of Water and Power.

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Video Recording: http://bit.ly/AccessLAJune11Facebook
 

Session 2: Financial Assistance, BusinessSource Center Services &
an Upcoming Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Opportunity 

Presented by the Board of Public Works,
Economic & Workforce Development Department,
Barrio Planners BusinessSource Center, City National Bank
and the Mayor's Office of Budget & Innovation.

Thursday, June 25, 2020   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Video Recordings:
bit.ly/June25AccessLAFacebook

PowerPoint Presentation: https://bit.ly/June25AccessingLAPresentation

Session 3: Navigating LABAVN, Certification Workshop,
a Small Business Perspective and LA County Opportunities

Presented by the Board of Public Works,
the Chief Procurement Officer,
Bureau of Contract Administration, Murakawa Communications
 and Los Angeles County Public Works.

Thursday, July 9, 2020  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Video Recordings:
bit.ly/July9AccessLAFacebook
 

PowerPoint Presentation: https://bit.ly/July9AccessingLAPresentation

 

The in-person networking events are held throughout the year, each with a specific focus:
 

BuildWith Construction Matchmaking is held in February of each year and it focuses on Construction and Construction Related Services such as: Architectural Work, Concrete, Construction Management, Electrical, Commodities, Supplies, and Equipment: General Operations, Industrial, Automotive, Construction and Building Maintenance, and much more

  • Features: panel presentation, exhibit hall, Business-to-Business (B2B) matchmaking between primes and subcontractors 

  • This event is organized as part of the celebration of African American Heritage Month

TeamWith is held in May of each year and it focuses on Professional and Personal Services networking and contracting opportunities for Consulting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing & PR, Security, and much more.
 
  • Features: panel presentation, exhibit hall, Koi Pond. Koi Pond is TeamWith's exclusive feature which gives selected finalists an opportunity to refine their business pitch in front of a live audience and receive feedback from an executive panel
  • This event is organized as part of the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

RiseWith takes place in the San Fernando Valley and is held in September of each year. It focuses on Business Resources, information on contracting opportunities and networking in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Features: panel presentation, exhibit hall, bilingual programming

  • This event is organized as part of the celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month

     

    Revised July 13, 2020