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CT Business Matchmaker 2018

Thursday, June 14, 7 am - 2:30 pm
University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

Prime registration is now open. Register here. Primes are companies/agencies that subcontract services and/or supplies. Learn more here.
Small business registration opens April 23. Click here to join the Matchmaker email list.

CT Business Matchmaker has been connecting small businesses with government contract and subcontracting opportunities since 2010.

Connecting Buyers with Suppliers: Finding the Right Company for the Job

“The CT Business Matchmaker is our favorite event of the year! It allows us to meet with small businesses that we normally would miss. We are grateful to attend and Sponsor an event that helps open the door for so many small businesses in Connecticut.”
Bethel Hairston of Skanska USA Building Inc.

Are you a purchasing agent who needs to expand and diversify your supplier list? Or are you a small business interested in expanding your subcontracting opportunities?

Join us at the CT Business Matchmaker, an annual event since 2010, where small businesses meet with Primes to present their products and services during a series of 10 minute 1-on-1 interviews. This proven process allows Primes and Small Businesses to quickly identify potential partnerships.

CT Business Matchmaker 2017: See photos on Facebook!

NEW THIS YEAR! Manufacturing & Construction Focus
Manufacturers and General Contractors will have dedicated spaces to conduct interviews with small contractors and suppliers.

Quickly identify government contract and subcontracting opportunities at the CT Business Matchmaker.

Prime Registration OPENS JANUARY 10, 2018

Primes include prime/general contractors, medium to large-sized companies, state/federal government agencies, municipalities, educational institutions, and others that subcontract services and/or supplies. See 2017 list here

CT Business Matchmaker connects buyers with suppliersSmall Business REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 23, 2018

To participate in this event as a small business, your company must meet the small business guidelines by federal, state, or municipal standards.

  • Registration dates and fees: TBD
  • Free training for the event will be available. Learn more here.
  • NO REFUNDS. Substitutions are allowed.

GOLD SponsorS:

    MDC        CT PTAC       CT Next    Metro Hartford Alliance                 


New England Real Estate Journal


The Hartford is a proud sponsor of the CT Business Matchmaker.    Skanska    Viking Construction      Methuen Construction    Farmington Bank


Whiting Turner


 DAS logo   CT Commission on Rights and Opportunities   EC logo      Construction Institute 
   GSA logo   CBLN  CT Secretary of States Office   CT Center for Advanced Technology


DECD logo        SBDC logo      SCORE  CBIA 


SBA logo

SBA's participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.



2017 Prime Contractor & Agency LIST:

Boston Scientific
Canberra Industries
Cianbro Corporation
City of Hartford
City of New Britain
Charter Oak Environmental Services, Inc.
Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC
CT Airport Authority
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Construction Resources, Inc.
Dimeo Construction Company
Elbit Systems of America, Kollsman Inc
Enfield Enterprises Inc.
Enterprise Builders, Inc.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Greater Hartford Transit District
Harvard Pilgrim
Kaman Composite Structures
Manafort Brothers Incorporated
Methuen Construction Co., Inc.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Pitney Bowes
Rolls-Royce Marine North America [Naval]
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Skanska USA
Staples Business Advantage
Supervisor of Ship Building
The Hartford
The Metropolitan District
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Town of Wallingford
Triumph Integrated Systems
UCONN Health
UCONN Purchasing Dept.
UConn Supplier Diversity Program
United States Navy
US Environmental Protection Agency
US General Services Administration – FAS
US General Services Administration - PBS
United Technology Aerospace Systems
Viking Construction
Western CT State University