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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Below you will find information on the Business Opportunities available with the LSED. Details on Bid Procedures, Price Quotes, Purchases, Capital Projects, and Services are outlined below under current advertisements. You will also find information on the LSED's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

Current Bid Advertisements

ASM, on behalf of the LSED, uses four different methods for procurement of goods, products, service contracts, construction contracts and professional services at the Caesars Superdome, Smoothie King Center, Champions Square, and the Shrine on Airline. The procurement methods include Request for Bids for Material Purchases, Request for Bids for Capital Projects or Services, Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s). The same four different methods are used for procurement of materials, construction contracts and professional services at the Alario Center and TPC Louisiana.

​A listing of current Request for Bids for Material Purchases, Request for Bids for Capital Projects or Services, Request for Proposals (RFP's) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) ​is shown below.

1. Request for Bids: Material Purchases
 

Purchases - ASM's Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of goods and services. Purchases are determined by competitive bidding, and all qualified vendors are encouraged to participate in the bidding process.

​Small goods, products and service purchases are made by obtaining price quotes from at least three different vendors.  The vendor who has the items available at the lowest price receives a purchase order

Vendor/Supplier List for Bids: If you are interested in getting added to our vendor/supplier list to bid on any future material purchase request for bids please send an email to purchases@asmneworleans.com.

  • Include your company name, contact Information (name, phone number and address), a description of products or materials that your company can furnish and if applicable, your Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification. ASM's distribution list for request to bid for material purchases will include its existing list of vendors, applicable vendors registered with the City of New Orleans SLDBE directory and new Vendors/Suppliers that provide a written request to be included.

 
Material Purchases Bid Procedure: Please submit your bid by completely filling out the form noted above under Bid/Proposal and emailing your bid to purchases@asmneworleans.com by 5:00 pm CST on the Response Due Date noted below.

2. Request for Bids: Capital Projects or Services

Capital Projects or Services Contracts - ASM's Capital Projects and Facilities Department is responsible for the procurement of capital projects and services. ASM, on behalf of the LSED, manages capital improvement projects at the Caesars Superdome, Smoothie King Center, Champions Square, Shrine on Airline, Alario Center and TPC Louisiana. Contracts are determined by competitive bidding, and all qualified contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to participate in the bidding process. Capital Projects or Service Contracts are awarded by receiving price quotes from at least three different contractors or subcontractor’s and the company who has the lowest qualified bid receives a contract.  Please note the construction work schedule may be time sensitive due to the active event calendar in the various facilities. 

Contractor/Subcontractor List for Bids: If you are interested in getting added to ASM Contractor/Subcontractor list to bid on any future Request for Bids for Capital Projects or Services please send an email to capitalprojects@asmneworleans.com.
 

  • Include your company name, contact Information, contractor’s license number (if applicable) and description of services that your company can provide. If applicable, provide your Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification. ASM's distribution list
    for Request to Bid for Capital Projects or Services will include its existing list of contractors/subcontractors, applicable contractors or subcontractors registered with the City of New Orleans SLBDE directory and new contractors/subcontractors that provide a written request to be included.

 
Capital Projects and Services Bid Procedure: Please follow the instructions for submitting a bid noting in the Request Documents.​​

3. Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Request for Proposals (RFP’s) are used to solicit a proposal for procurement of contractor services, maintenance contracts and/or professional and consulting services. An RFP is used to seek competitive proposals when experience and knowledge are important elements in selection. RFPs are submitted to proposers who have demonstrated a capability to perform the type of service or the defined scope of work. Cost is evaluated but is not the only factor when selecting a company to provide the necessary service. The evaluation of each proposal may consider company and background experience, approach and methodology, staff qualifications, project team, ability to meet the requirements, history with similar projects, approach and methodology, DBE participation, cost, and other factors. Request Proposals are provided to know qualified vendors, contractors and/or design professionals and consultants and posted on this LSED website.

​Final selection of a contractor, professional services or consultant shall be made in accordance with the selection criteria established in the RFP. ASM, acting in its capacity as manager on behalf of the LSED shall have discretion as to the final award of such proposals.  

Request for Proposal Procedure: Proposers who are selected to receive an RFP should follow the instructions for submitting a proposal included in the Request for Proposal documents. A copy of the open RFP’s, addendums or any other documents are noted below.

4. Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s) is a competitive selection process used for qualification-based procurement of specific design or construction services. RFQ’s seek statements of qualifications from a limited number of qualified proposers.  RFQ’s are used to identify and short-list the most qualified Proposers for review by an evaluation team. When seeking expert solutions for a defined need, evaluation of proposers RFQ’s may include company and background experience, approach and methodology, staff qualifications and cost.

Request for Proposal Procedure: Proposers who are selected to receive a RFQ should follow the instructions for submitting a proposal included in the Request for Qualification documents. A copy of the open RFQ’s, addendums or any other documents are noted below.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

​ASM, on behalf of the LSED, is committed to achieving inclusion of minority women-owned and veteran-owned businesses for the procurement of goods, products and services required for the operation, maintenance, repair and at ASM-managed facilities.  Through this program, it is our intention to remove any barriers which may impede participation by DBE-certified firm.

ASM uses the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana SLDBE directory. We strongly encourage all of our business partners to register with the directories if their ownership structure meets the DBE certification criteria. For all future request for bids, request for proposals and or request for qualifications, ASM will request; if applicable, the respondent provide their SLDBE credentials to confirm DBE status.
 
For your use, below are links to the City of New Orleans SLDBE Certification and the State of Louisiana Unified Certification Program.


City of New Orleans SLDBE Certification
http://www.nola.gov/economic-development/supplier-diversity/certification/

City of New Orleans SLDBE Directory
http://www.nola.gov/economic-development/supplier-diversity/directory/
 
State of Louisiana Unified Certification Program
http://www8.dotd.la.gov/UCP/UCPSearch.aspx