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Social Responsibility Division (SRD)

Your Port. Your Community.

SRD Has Your Back.

Oakland’s small, locally-owned, and minority-owned businesses have a robust advocate in their corner. The Port’s Social Responsibility Division (SRD) was created to ensure that small firms have a place at the table when large contracts are being awarded. Our careful and thorough certification process helps establish your credentials, and network you with potential contractors. We assist you throughout the bid process with expert bonding and financial advice.

SRD is the bridge that connects Port productivity and economic success to quality of life issues for all local residents. Providing our workforce with the skills it needs to step into good-paying jobs is equally important to both workers and employers. We facilitate a wide variety of local training and apprenticeship programs that reach out to new and unskilled workers. We collaborate with our unions to ensure successful recruitment deserving students. In short, we are there to support workers every step of the way as they enter or re-enter the work force.

We know hundreds of success stories that bear testimony to the transformational power of opportunity, and the host of positive impacts it sets in motion like home ownership, successful schools, reduced blight and decreased crime rates. We are fully committed to offering real hope for a brighter tomorrow for future generations.

We are your port. Your community is our community.

Irene Sudderth
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How to become certified with the Port of Oakland
August 3rd, 2016
Oakland, CA.- August 3, 2016- Three instructional videos were unveiled today on the Port of Oakland website to help local firms get certified with the Port for business opportunities. The... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Board elects Michael Colbruno President
July 15th, 2016
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Port of Oakland budget for Fiscal Year 2017: $477 million
June 29th, 2016
Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2016: A $477 million Fiscal Year 2017 budget has been approved for the Port of Oakland.  The spending plan, OK’d by Port Commissioners last week,... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland hires 15-year systems exec to lead IT team
June 28th, 2016
Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2016:  The Port of Oakland today named 15-year-veteran systems executive Eva Jakubowska as its new Information Technology Director.  Ms. Jakubowska comes to the Port from... READ MORE