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The Design & Construction Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. design and construction industries, expanding market access, and increasing exports. The Design & Construction Team uses our presence in 200 global cities to help you foster new business relationships and expand the world-wide presence of U.S. firms.

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Some of our core services include:

Market Intelligence
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Top Market Series

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Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

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Market Entry Strategies, Regulations, and Customs information
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Discover Global Markets Conference: Design + Construct – April 30-May 2, 2018; Kansas City, MO

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Flagship Event Series for Small Business Exporters

Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct focuses on helping small
businesses grow their exports. In just over two days, you will learn about
emerging trends through industry-specific panels, gain feedback from
OEMs about breaking into their global supply chain, meet one-on-one with
U.S. government trade experts stationed in overseas markets, and
network with other exporters and export service providers.

One-on-One Export Counseling

Determine your potential in new markets and find the right international
partners by meeting with U.S. government trade experts coming from 17
overseas markets. Markets to include: Brazil, Caribbean, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Built for the design and construction sectors

Topics will include:

  • Discuss procurement needs directly with project owners & developers
  • Learn nuanced international licensure and registration requirements
  • Receive guidance on trade barriers and market access issues
  • Leverage new U.S. government international contacts to support your
    international sales growth
  • Gain insight on geopolitical and economic issues across the AEC industries
  • Network with leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

Agenda & Registration:

Event Dates:
April 30–May 2, 2018

Location: Kansas City, MO


$350 before Feb. 2

$395 after Feb. 2

(funding for small businesses may be available through your state)

Ms. Nya Igambi


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Trade Lead Information By For RFP - The Chaguaramas Development authority seeks qualified developers/investors for refurbishment /reconstruction of 4-star Hotel and Convention Cent
Basic Information:
Date Published: 02/19/2013 Expiration Date: 05/31/2013
Location: Chaguaramas, P.O. Box 3162 C, Trinidad and Tobago (S)
Industry : BLD, Building Products
Industry : CON, Construction Eq.
Industry : FUR, Furniture
Industry : GSV, General Services
Industry : HTL, Hotel/Restaurant Eq.
Industry : OMS, Operations/Maintenance Services

Contact Information:
Issuing Organization: Chaguaramas Development Authority
Contact Name: Corporate Secretary
Voice: 868 634 4413
Fax: 868 634 4311

Lead Description:
Foreign Government Tender

The Chaguaramas Development authority is seeking qualified developers/investors for refurbishment /recostruction of Hotel and Convention Centre and operation of a Marina. The Chaguaramas Hotel, Convention Centre and Marina Request for Proposals The Chaguaramas Development authority (CDA is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced developers/investors for a concession lease for the refurbishment/reconstruction and operation and operation of the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre and the construction and operation of a Marina ( the project) at Chaguaramas, Trinidad on lands comprising approximately 15.4 acres with sea frontage. Submission of proposals in open to all proponents who can demonstrate that they have the qualifications, financial resources and the technical experience in projects of similar size and type as outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The hotel and convention Centre must meet 4 star standards and the marina must be of a world class standard as provided in the RFP. A proponent may assemble a team to submit a proposal as a joint venture or a consortium. Joint ventures will be jointly and severally liable for the permanence of the Successful Proponent's responsibilities. A proponent (or in the case of a joint proposal, at least one member of the consortium. Joint venture) must have undertaken, within the last 10 (ten) years, one or more elements of a project(s) of a similar nature (the entire consortium or joint venture must as a whole comprise members who collectively satisfy this requirement). A project of a similar nature means a project of comparable size and complexity involving the refurbishment). A project of a similar nature means a project of comparable size and complexity involving the refurbishment or reconstruction and operation of hotels, convention centres and marinas. Evaluation of proposals will be based on requirements including: qualification and experience, financial capability and technical expertise. The CDA invites suitably qualified entities to subscribe for a copy of the RFP for a non-refundable fee of US$1,000.00 or TT $ 6,430.00 payable by cash, certified cheque or direct deposit or wire transfer to the Chaguaramas Development Authority and thereupon register as proponents. Proponents are asked to contact the CDA's Corporate Secretary at the telephone numbers listed below for details on direct deposits or wire transfer. Copies of the RFP are available at the office of the CDA at Airway Road, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Tel: (868) 634-4413; Fax: (868)634-4311 from Tuesday 5th February to Tuesday 28th May 2013 during the hours of 8am-3pm. Before collecting the RFP package proponents will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement the form of which can be viewed on the CDA's website; or at the CDA's head office, Airway Road, Chaguaramas. Proposals in response to the RFP may be submitted by registered proponents only, and must be received by 12 noon on 31st May, 2013 in accordance with the requirements of the RFP. All Proponents are invited to attend a pre-submission briefing on 14th March 2013 at 10:00am and site visit on 15th March, 2013. The CDA will not be responsible for any cost incurred by any proponent in preparing its proposal and reserves the right to cancel the RFP process or vary its terms without liability for any cost incurred by any proponent in submitting a proposal.

Language: English
Seller: Agents and Distributors acceptable
US Firm Information:
Timing: Will purchase in short term (2-6 months)
Trade Lead ID: 10032

Issuing Agency: The Chaguaramas Development Authority
Do Bidding Procedures Apply: Yes
Solicitation Type: N/A
Bid Deadline: 05/31/2013
Solicitation Number: N/A
Government URL:
Business Type:

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