Port Houston is committed to supplier diversity and inclusion. Our new Business Equity Division provides resources to small, minority- and woman-owned businesses (MWBE) seeking to grow and participate in Port Houston procurements.
Enroll with B2Gnow to learn more about Port Houston, our service and product needs, and how your business can access opportunity.
How you can benefit:
- Connect with other local business owners and expand your network
- Learn more about government procurements and the application process
- Access our mentorship program
- Take advantage of industry-specific programming and training opportunities
- Access Port Houston procurement opportunities
- Leverage your certification(s) with our partner agencies
“Port Houston is in an exciting position to provide better opportunity for minority- and woman-owned businesses. With the new Business Equity initiative we are doing just that. We are creating a race and gender conscious program for our procurements along with other resources to assist those who want to do business with Port Houston. Small, minority- and woman-owned businesses have so much to offer and when they succeed, we succeed.”
We have answers.
Q: If my company was previously registered in Port Houston’s Vendor Information System (VIS), am I now required to re-register in the new BuySpeed eProcurement System?
A: Vendors interested in doing business with Port Houston are required to sign up in BuySpeed to ensure that we have up-to-date information on current suppliers.
Q: How can my company do business with Port Houston?
A: Port Houston seeks bids/proposals from qualified vendors to provide goods and services. Sign up via the BuySpeed eProcurement System.
What Partners Are Saying
“Port Houston’s Turning Basin facility was one of our first major clients, and we now serve Barbour’s Cut and Bayport. Getting involved with the port’s small business program has provided us the connections and training that we needed to grow.”
— Gregory Wyles, owner of Hospitality Cleaning Solutions
“For Nation Waste Inc., being recognized as a Port Houston MWBE means companies can depend on us and know we are reliable. Port of Houston’s support helps us move in the right direction toward new success and more business.”
— Maria Rios, President and CEO, Nation Waste Inc.
“As an MWBE participating in the Port Houston small business program, my business was given the opportunity to conduct port project work. This has helped my business grow and provide economic relief for my employees through the pandemic.”
— Hemendra Patel, President, Texas Concrete Enterprise Ready Mix Inc.
“The various projects at the port that we have done are an extra feather in our cap because of what it means to our city’s history and the importance that it plays in the country’s economy. Houston is a city with no limits, and the port is a big part of that.”
— Dallas Batterson, Human Resources Director, Batterson LLP
“As one of Port Houston’s woman-owned business enterprises on record, it is wonderful to partner with the individuals we meet at local networking events and conventions in the area.”
— Debbie Patrick Schroeder, R.W. Patrick and Associates Inc.