NBA All-Star is a weeklong basketball celebration that brings together the world’s most talented and passionate athletes before a global audience. It is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year and features a full slate of events designed to make the host city the basketball capital of the world, including the NBA Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on NBA All-Star Friday, NBA All-Star Saturday Night skills competitions, the NBA All-Star Game and NBA All-Star Jam Session (“Jam Session”).
Jam Session is a basketball theme park open to the public and devoted to fans of all ages. It features more than 500,000 square feet of interactive events and attractions, appearances by NBA players and legends, celebrity events, merchandise sales and much more. Jam Session’s Center Court hosts the NBA All-Star East and West team practices, the NBA Development League All-Star Game and the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
The NBA All-Star Game reaches fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. Additionally, hundreds of members of the international media converge on the host city to provide firsthand coverage of NBA All-Star.
Finally, as part of NBA All-Star, the NBA works closely with the local community to conduct hands-on service activities designed to leave a lasting, positive impact on underserved populations in the host community.
NBA All-Star 2013 Game will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Toyota Center.
The NBA All-Star Vendor Diversity Program’s mission is to create opportunities for qualified local minority, women-owned and other diverse businesses to participate in NBA All-Star 2013 as suppliers of required goods and services. In conjunction with local community groups and certifying agencies, the NBA will invite local MWBEs to register for the program. Qualified applicants will be included in the program’s vendor guide, which will be made available to the NBA’s internal business units and partners. This guide will be the central source for the NBA and its partners in seeking locally supplied goods and services.
Certified MWBEs, who are located in the Greater Houston area and regularly provide the necessary goods and service must:
Vendors must be certified as an MWBE by one of the independent agencies approved by the NBA. Information on certifying agencies is available by clicking on our Certifying Agencies. (Insert hyperlink)
Certified MWBEs who are in the Greater Houston area and regularly provide the goods and services (see below) needed for NBA All-Star.
All completed applications will be reviewed. Once a completed application is submitted, the vendor will receive a response. Approved vendors will receive a confirmation email and their information will be included in the program’s online vendor guide.
See below for a list of the goods and services that are most commonly sourced for NBA All-Star. It is important to note that if your business does not provide any of these services, the application will not be approved.
The Vendor Application has a specific section for information on green products or services. Please complete this information prior to submitting the application.
The bidding process for some goods and services will begin as early as June 2012 and continue through the first two weeks of February 2013, peaking in November/December 2012.
The deadline is October 1, 2012.