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CT Business Matchmaker 2017

Connecting Prime Companies/Agencies with Small Businesses

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
7 am - 2:30 pm
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

PRE-REGISTRATION is now closed.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION at the event: $85 per person
See a list of prime companies/agencies that will attend and their procurement opportunities HERE.
Download event agenda HERE.

Some prime schedules are full. Construction-related primes have openings. 

Walk-in registrants are encouraged to arrive at 7 am when the event opens. Schedules will be taped to each prime company/agency table and attendees will be able to sign up for remaining interview slots. 

Gengras Student Union, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Follow the signs from the university entrance to the parking lot and event location.
Download parking map HERE.

Have questions? Contact Dawn at 860.768.5681 or

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

The CT Business Matchmaker, an annual event since 2010, offers an invaluable opportunity for small to large businesses committed to expanding their government contract and subcontracting opportunities. At the event, small businesses meet with Primes (including large and medium-sized companies, municipalities, government agencies, and educational institutions) to present their products and services in a series of 10 minute one-on-one interviews. This winning process allows Primes and Small Businesses to quickly identify potential partnerships.

See photos on Facebook from the 2016 event.

Prime Registration: CLOSED

Primes include large and medium-sized companies, municipalities, government agencies, and educational institutions - See 2017 list here


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

  • Quickly identify government contract and subcontracting opportunities at the CT Business Matchmaker.Registration dates and fees:

    April 24 – May 8: $55
    May 9 – 23: $70
    At the door: $85

  • NO REFUNDS. Substitutions are allowed.

GOLD SponsorS:

    MDC      Pitney Bowes   Metro Hartford Alliance                 


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

Corporate PatronS:

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC     The Whiting Turner Contracting Company     CBIA


 DAS logo   CT Commission on Rights and Opportunities   EC logo    PTAP logo   Construction Institute  

DECD logo    CT Secretary of States Office     SBDC logo     GSA logo  SCORE        


CT Matchmaker 2016

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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