Pathways to Procurement — Port NOLA Small Business Contracting Opportunities

Local and small businesses are a critical part of creating economic vitality in the region. As a part of the Port’s Procurement objectives, we aim to increase the proportion of funds spent with qualified local and small business firms in construction, professional services, and goods and services.

The Port strives to develop mutually valuable professional relationships with local and small businesses to increase the number of small businesses, including minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged firms and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses applying and competing for Port contracts.

Your Company’s Roadmap to Procurement Opportunity

Step One: Monitor the Port’s website weekly to review current opportunities in construction, professional services, and goods and services are posted on the website. Also, review the Upcoming Projects page available on the website. Please note that these are only forecasts and are subject to change.

Step Two: Sign up to register to join our vendor database also at and tell us more about your company.

Step Three: Contact the Procurement Department at 504.528.3244 or by email at, to determine if it would be beneficial to schedule a meeting to discuss contract opportunities and your company’s capabilities.

Register to Join Our Vendor Database

The Board does not have a certification program, but accepts certifications issued by:

  • The City of New Orleans SLDBE program
  • The State of Louisiana’s Department of Economic Development’s SBE Hudson Initiative program
  • The Federal Small Business Enterprise Program
  • The State of Louisiana Unified Certifcation Program or LAUCP for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
  • Please email a copy of your certification to