Photo and Caption: NYPA Hosts 22nd Annual Purchasing Exchange
June 14, 2012
At the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) 22nd Annual Purchasing Exchange, held June 6, NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones (center) discussed possible business opportunities with Robin L. Douglas, president, African American Chamber of Commerce and member of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (left), and Mauro Cortina, president, Candela, an energy efficient lighting systems corporation.
At the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) 22nd Annual Purchasing Exchange held June 6, Liza R. Zaneri, president and chief executive officer of Base Technologies, a technical engineering and consulting firm (right) swaps business cards with Sharon Green, NYPA procurement specialist. The Purchasing Exchange is a significant forum for minority and women-owned business enterprises pursuing contracts with purchasing representatives from public and private entities.
Background: The Purchasing Exchange is a significant forum for minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) and suppliers pursuing contracts with purchasing representatives from public and private entities. NYPA operates a multimillion dollar supplier diversity program, under the direction of Debra White, supplier diversity director, to ensure that diverse suppliers actively and successfully participate in NYPA’s procurement process. For New York State’s fiscal year 2011-2012, NYPA awarded $67.6 million of its reportable expenditures to State-certified MWBE firms, exceeding its previous record, set in 2009, by approximately $4.5 million.
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■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.