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New Jersey Higher Education Purchasing Association

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Disadvantaged Business Development Fair

“Working Together”

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Busch Campus Center
Piscataway , New Jersey
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Over 100 local small, disadvantaged businesses participated in this fair and the feedback was outstanding. NJHEPA would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all those who attended and helped make this event a success. We look forward to seeing you at our next fair in 2009.

Download the "Save the Date" Flyer here: MS Word / PDF

Registration is FREE

Download the Registration Form here: MS Word / PDF

All DBE Vendors (MBE, WBE, SBE, Veterans, HUB, Citizens with Disabilities and 8A) are welcome and MUST be pre- registered to participate in the Fair and attend the Workshops.

An outstanding opportunity to network with representatives from member institutions and learn how to do business with participating organizations.


Workshops (2 Sessions: 10:30-11:30 am & 1:00-2:00 pm):

  • “Insurance / Bonds ”
  • “Purchasing Terms & Conditions: The Battle of the Forms”
  • “Doing Business with Public & Private Universities”
  • “SBE Issues in New Jersey”

Completed registration forms must be received NO LATER than August 1, 2007.

Download Driving directions: MS Word / PDF / Campus Map: MS Word / PDF



Information from the 2005 DBE Vendor Fair is available here.

  • Drew University • Kean University • Monmouth University • Montclair State University • New Jersey City University • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University • Ramapo College of New Jersey; • Rider University; • Rowan University;   • Rutgers - The State University;
  • Seton Hall University • Stockton University • The College of New Jersey • Thomas Edison State Unoversity
  • The William Paterson University of New Jersey