Essex County Office of
Small Business Development and Affirmative Action
Hall of Records, Room 449A 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

Demystifying the RFP Process

The Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action presents the "Demystifying the RFP Process" Workshop.  Admission is free but registration is required.  For more information, please call 973-621-2011.

 

Sea Lion Exhibit at the Turtle Back Back Zoo

Arco Construction an MBE certified business received a County contract to support the construction of the Sea Lion Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo!

15th Annual Essex County Open House

Join us at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.  For more information, call 973-621-4400.

On June 3rd, the15th Annual Essex County Open House is being held at Turtle Back Zoo! Call 973-621-4400 for more details.

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Mission Statement of the Essex County of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action

The Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action (SBDAA) mission is to ensure equal opportunity and fair play in the procurement and contracting processes of Essex County through our efforts in the following areas:

  • Strategic partnerships with private sector financiers and insurers of small, woman-owned, and minority-owned businesses.
  • Outreach to individuals, groups and organizations to expand our network of small, woman-owned and minority-owned businesses. Towards that end, Essex County advertises all bids on Tuesdays in The Star Ledger and on our website at Essex County Purchasing Portal.
  • Technical assistance to help business owners gain necessary certifications, financing, and bonding.
  • Collaborative partnerships with groups and organizations that share the County’s commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Partnering with the Economic Development Corporation of Essex County to further our commitment to expanding contracting opportunities to small, woman, and minority-owned businesses.