Meet Our New Commissioner and Get the Inside Scoop on How to Work with Philadelphia Water!

Business owners interested in working with Philadelphia Water will have a chance to hear from Commissioner Debra A. McCarty on March 22 during a special Contractor Seminar. Credit: Philadelphia Water.
Business owners interested in working with Philadelphia Water will have a chance to hear from Commissioner Debra A. McCarty on March 22 during a special Contractor Seminar. Credit: Philadelphia Water.

Over the last decade, we’ve seen an increasingly diverse group of people working to support Philadelphia Water’s programs and infrastructure, something the City has worked hard to achieve.

Between 2008 and 2015, minority, women, and disabled owned business (M/W/DSBEs) participation commitments for all Philadelphia Water contracts have more than doubled, allowing us to achieve our 30 percent participation target in Fiscal Year 2015.

While the inclusive nature of our Green City, Clean Waters program is part of what has been driving that trend, we want to increase M/W/DSBE participation in all aspects of our work. And we want to make sure all qualified local small businesses and contractors interested in working with us have all the information they need to get started.

On March 22, Philadelphia Water is hosting a special installment of our Contractor Seminar series that will give contractors from all backgrounds the opportunity to meet with Debra A. McCarty, the first woman to lead the department in its 200-year history. She was appointed Commissioner by Mayor Kenney in January.

The seminar will also feature a number of key speakers and will take place at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Contractors can learn about the City's procurement processes and will have opportunities to network with other local businesses.

These seminars are designed to provide important information to contractors about Philadelphia Water’s contracting opportunities, including details on industry best practices, specifications on projects, and M/W/DSBE inclusion goals and requirements.

This seminar is highly recommended for all contractors interested in doing business with Philadelphia Water as well as businesses interested in meeting with existing prime contractors.

Registration is requiredclick here to sign up! For more information, see our flyer here.