NJDOT Events & Forums.

Annual Contractor Venture Forum (CVF)

As part of the Supportive Services Program (SSP), and hosted by the Division of Civil Rights, r6catalyst conducts the “Contractor Venture Forum” every year.  The primary purpose of these Forums is to facilitate networking and matchmaking between prime contractors and the small contracting community.  Since 2017, these Forums have received kudos from attendees.  The Forums feature presentations by Senior NJDOT officials where attendees learn about updated NJDOT contracting processes and opportunities.  Many of the SSP alumni have been to secure subcontracting opportunities with some of the larger prime contractors.

Upcoming Events

Contractor Venture Forum 2020

The fourth Contractor Venture Forum (CVF) was hosted on Friday, February 21, at NJDOT HQ in Ewing, NJ.  As in previous years, this year’s Forum reinforced NJDOT’s commitment to serving the needs of NJ communities.  The event featured information-packed presentations from NJDOT Capital Program, Procurement and Construction staff as well as from the Civil Rights Division. Hester Agudosi Esq., Chief Diversity Officer, State of NJ and Jay Jimenez, Chief of Staff to the Commissioner, NJDOT graced the occasion and expressed their commitment to inclusion and diversity in the State and NJDOT procurement practices.

NJDOT's FIRST Commitment to Communities Forum 2019

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) hosted its first “Commitment to Communities” Forum on June 27, 2019.  The Forum was open and free to all businesses in New Jersey as well as to local government officials, other partner agencies and industry organizations.  Over 350 representatives from construction, consulting, IT and related firms, as well as officials from counties and municipalities attended the half-day forum, held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.

The event featured presentations and panel discussions by NJDOT leadership including the Chief of Staff, Assistant Commissioners and Directors of the Department.  In her welcome address, the Master of Ceremonies, Zenobia Fields, Director of Government & Community Relations spoke about NJDOT’s new mission and commitment to serving the needs of New Jersey communities, and the importance of transportation for economic development in the State of New Jersey.

The panelists and other senior NJDOT staff responded to several questions and concerns raised by the audience in the general Q&A session following all panel discussions.   At the expo held in the lobby area of the Center, representatives from various Divisions had set up tables to meet attendees and have individual discussions, underscoring NJDOT’s new mission of openness and customer service as a top priority for everyone at NJDOT.

Gallery from past CVF’s