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Part 1:

BuildWith Webinar via Zoom

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Part 2:

Business to Business Matchmaking Event

Thursday, March 2nd 2023

Our theme for this year is “Building Inclusion for All” with a focus on the construction industry.

B2B Matchmaking is pre-assigned matchmaking opportunities for prime contractors (“Prime”) and subcontractors. We will compare the NAICS industry codes the Primes are looking for to the NAICS codes  that the Subcontrator company provides subcontracting for, in order to get the best match for all parties. You will have approximately 10 minutes with each Prime that you are “matched with.”  In order to register please fill out the appropriate form for your company:


If you are interested in being a Prime:


If you re interested in being a Subcontractor:


This event is a City-sponsored, City-approved event that MAY qualify a prime contractor to receive an attendance waiver letter to a Non-mandatory Pre-bid/Pre-submittal meeting for contracting opportunities with BIP Outreach requirements that include at least one of the matching NAICS codes of the subcontractors they met with in the Matchmaking Room.  The waiver letter may be used to fulfill BIP Indicator Criteria 2.

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About AccessingLA

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Accessing LA, the City of Los Angeles’ flagship networking series, is a collaboration of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, various Council offices, the Office of Procurement and the Department of Public Works.


Each of the three events in this series focuses on a particular industry that brings together several City departments, public agencies, and contractors (both primes and subcontractors). BuildWith focuses on the construction industry. The TeamWith event places emphasis on professional/personal services.  RiseWith promotes business/contracting development, especially in the San Fernando Valley. 


Accessing LA's aim is to provide opportunities for building meaningful relationships, gaining valuable perspectives and accessing an abundance of resources to promote economic development and contracting with the City of Los Angeles.   From start up businesses to seasoned subcontractors, the Accessing LA events create an experience and a dynamic tight-knit community for those who want to do business with the City and other public agencies.

Past Events

Past Events

Event Recording Links and Slides

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