LEADING EDGE for Transportation Businesses

Wednesday, January 02, 2019


It's the final week to register for the award-winning LEADING EDGE for Transportation business planning program in Colorado Springs. Don't miss your chance to join the next cohort of successful contractors for a nine-week course customized for growing businesses in A&E and construction. You’ll get hands-on training from industry experts, large contractors and peers to help develop your management skills, build capacity and win more contracts.

January 10 – March 7, 2019
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 8:30pm
FREE!  $200 deposit with full refund upon graduation

Location:  Pikes Peak SBDC @ Catalyst Campus
559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101 | Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Attend an Information Session on Thursday, January 3rd from 6PM - 7PM to learn more about the course and meet some of the instructors. 

Registration deadline is Monday, January 7th.  Register here...

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CDOT has selected Kiewit Meridiam Partners (KMP) as the preferred proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Central 70 Project. KMP was chosen from four teams of finalists who submitted proposals for the project in early June. Over the next few months, CDOT will work with KMP to finalize the contract. KMP is expected to be fully on board by 2018 with construction scheduled to begin in spring of 2018. In addition to submitting a proposal that will deliver Central 70 on time and on budget, KMP will further CDOT’s commitment to local communities, including a $1 million contribution from KMP to student scholarships and other community programs.
KMP also brings a proven track record of delivering some of Colorado’s largest and most complex projects, including Denver Union Station, I-225 Rail Line, Pecos Street Over I-70 Bridge Replacement, the US 34 Big Thompson Canyon Emergency Repairs, and the Transportation Expansion (T-REX) project. Kiewit's 70-year presence in Colorado also includes building the second bore of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel in 1975.  Learn More...

Did you know?  If you are an existing business and would like to learn more about how to become certified for government contracts or the procurement process, the SBDC has consultants through Connect2DOT who can give you some guidance.  Sign up for consulting and mention that you are wanting to expand into the government sector.


How To Do Business with Transportation Agencies

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

How to Do Business with Transportation Agencies
a Colorado Small Business Collaboration Conference
Thursday, September 21st, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PPA Event Center | 2105 Decatur St. | Denver

This will be a full day of learning and networking with Regional Transportation District (RTD), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Denver International Airport (DEN), with presentations from prime contractors/consultants and other small businesses in the transportation industry.

The exhibitor hall will be packed full of primes and statewide resource partners. Come find out about how to do business with the agencies and capitalize on contracting opportunities to build capacity and take your business to the next level. Exhibitor tables are available @ $250.

Tickets for the conference are @ $30.  Learn more and register here...


CDOT Vendor Open House

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Meet with CDOT procurement and department staff at the first ever “Day at CDOT!”

Wed., July 29th
9:00-11:00 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM

CDOT HQ: 4201 E. Arkansas, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80222
(Bring an ID to enter)

CDOT is opening the doors at Headquarters in Denver and inviting contractors, suppliers, and professional service providers to meet with key purchasing decision makers. Come find out how various departments operate and how CDOT buys the type of products and services you provide.

You can sign up for a morning or afternoon session and spend some time visiting with CDOT staff at their informational booths. You will also be able to participate in a training session on how to register and use the CDOT Vendor Portal to bid on open solicitations.

If you have an innovative product and are interested in contracting with CDOT, this is an event you don’t want to miss! For more information, please call (303) 757-9236.