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Government Contracting Workshop Series

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The government contracting workshop series hosted by the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and sponsored by Connect2DOT and the Minority Business Office is wrapping up for 2019.  The workshops range from the perspective of a business wanting to discover the market potential for their business and what the government buys to the existing business wanting to become better at obtaining and maintaining government contracts.

"Construction Scheduling & Project Management" is coming up THIS FRIDAY, September 6th, 9AM - 11AM, at the Aurora Municipal Center.  This workshop is an excellent example of how an existing business can improve on contract delivery and efficiencies.  The instructor has over 30 years in the construction industry.  Read more and register here.

Other upcoming workshops include "Is Certification Right For Your Business", Friday, September 13th, 1PM - 3PM, "Your Capability Statement" on Friday, October 18th, 1PM - 3PM, and "Marketing To Prime Contractors" -- recently added to the line-up -- Friday, November 1st, 1PM - 3PM.

All of the above will take place at the Aurora Municipal Center.  Click here to register.

        


Navigating CDOT Systems

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Do you want to know more about how to do business with the Colorado Department of Transportation?  Here's your chance.  There's a free webinar TOMORROW, July 17th, 11AM - 12PM -- Navigating CDOT Systems, presented by the Program Manager for the Connect2DOT program, Cathy Kramer.

You will receive an email from GoToMeeting with a link to join the webinar upon registration today. Otherwise, call in tomorrow morning, 303-326-8686, and the SBDC staff will forward the link. This workshop will cover the various systems and online resources for doing business with CDOT. It includes the various ways to find and bid on engineering, construction, and goods and services contracts. If you want to maximize your time online and learn CDOT's various contracting systems, join this webinar for a hands-on look at where to go and how to navigate:  Highway & Bridge Construction | Highway & Bridge Design | Goods & Services. Suggested audience: Small business contractors interested in doing business with CDOT. Full description and Registration here

Construction Estimating & Bidding NEW DATE

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
   Construction Estimating & Bidding
   Have you been submitting quotes for construction projects but not
   getting the work? Do you need help figuring out the right cost for
   your bids? Do you want to start winning more subcontracts?
   If so, this workshop is a great opportunity to improve your
   estimating skills.  It will help you refine your estimating process
   and create more accurate bids for construction jobs.
 
The workshop will cover:  Estimating set up, details and software | Errors to avoid |
| Bidding | Bid follow up
Suggested Audience: Construction subcontractors, DBE certified firms, contractors interested in working on CDOT and other government construction projects, and any staff responsible for estimating construction jobs.
Thursday, May 30th | 1PM - 3PM | $15 |
Location: Aurora Municipal Center  | Register here...
   The instructor:  Bob Smith has 23 years of construction management
   experience, and 10 years as consultant to subcontractors with SBDC.
   Bob is the owner of Eaton Cole Construction services and is currently
   performing construction management services.
For a list of other upcoming Government Contracting Workshops, click here.

Central 70 Trucking Outreach

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is an upcoming outreach event with Kiewit and Iron Woman Construction for subcontracting opportunities on the CDOT Central 70 project. There are millions of dollars of trucking subcontracts available over the next five years, and this free event will help owner-operators and other small business trucking firms learn what they need to do to get work on the project.

Central 70 Trucking Outreach Event
April 30th
5:00 to 6:00 PM -  Registration/Networking | 6:00 to 7:30 PM -  Presentation
PPA Event Center | 2105 Decatur St. | Denver, CO  80211

RSVP by Thursday, April 25th to C70KMPDBE@kiewit.com with company name, email, phone number, and number/name of attendees.

 

Your Capability Statement

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

Register today.