Local Business Initiative
The first phase of the Opportunity Roadmap, the Local Business Initiative, gave local businesses an opportunity to get "pre-screened" to work with the proposed Golden Pass LNG export project.
Businesses that successfully completed the pre-screening process were placed on a list for priority consideration. Golden Pass provided that list to the project Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor, who will refer to this list when soliciting vendors and suppliers.
Golden Pass hired Veriforce, an expert in contractor screening, to facilitate the application process. The "no fee" application process for Jefferson County businesses closed January 15, 2016. All businesses were welcome to continue submitting applications, but were responsible for Veriforce application fees.
We have reopened the Local Business Initiative for local businesses and vendors interested in working with the project. If your business is located in Southeast Texas, we encourage you to join our 2019 Local Business Initiative list, which will be updated and provided to project contractors regularly. Businesses located in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Tyler and Chambers Counties as well as the Bolivar Peninsula area of Galveston County will be given priority consideration.
Placement on the EPC list does not guarantee work for the project. Businesses on the list will receive priority consideration for work on the project, but must complete the qualification process and meet all Golden Pass project requirements in order to compete for selection.
LOCAL BUSINESSES FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY COMPLETED PRESCREENING AND ARE SUCCESSFULLY ENROLLED.
BUSINESSES FROM ALL OVER TEXAS AND THE UNITED STATES SIGNED UP FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE.
MINORITY-OWNED OR HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES (HUBS) FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY ARE SUCCESSFULLY ENROLLED.
NEW* BUSINESSES FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY COMPLETED PRE-SCREENING AND ARE SUCCESSFULLY ENROLLED.
*Not a current Golden Pass vendor or supplier
Learn more about the success and impact of the Local Business Initiative and how it helped hundreds of businesses.
Check out some of the businesses Golden Pass LNG has signed up for the Local Business Initiative.
See what else is on the horizon for Opportunity Roadmap with upcoming programs and inititatives.