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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...

Bike To Work Day - Business Challenge

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bike to Work Day gives everyone a reason to try cycling as a form of commuting, which positively impacts regional air quality, health and traffic congestion.

This year, Bike to Work Day has an added element to encourage increased participation from local businesses with the Business Challenge.
Put your employees to the test and distinguish your company from its competition. Businesses are split into four classes:
Class A (1-29 employees), B (30-99 employees), C (100-299 employees) and D (300+ employees).
The 2018 Business Challenge is presented by the Denver Business Journal.

To register your business, find out about activities happening in the metro area, and for riding tips, visit BikeToWorkDay.us

For questions or additional information for registering your company to participate in Bike to Work Day, please contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@drcog.org or (303) 480-6725.

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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.

Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ADVANCE COLORADO PROCUREMENT EXPO -- April 3, 2018

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its ninth year, is Colorado's premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement.

Small businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and services to them. All businesses, including those owned by women, minorities and veterans, are encouraged to participate.

In addition to the expo hall, training sessions are held in the afternoon on the topics of government procurement. There is also a keynote speaker during lunch, as well as engaging one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers (by appointment only).

There is no cost for government agencies (buyers) to participate. Businesses may purchase an exhibitor table or a general admission ticket. Spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged, as this event does sell out!

When?  Tuesday, April 3rd | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Where? Renaissance Denver Stapleton | 3801 Quebec St.| Denver  80207

Cost:
$35/Attendee | $150 Resource Table
$900/Seller (Large Business) | $400/Seller (Small Business) | Free-Buyer

Sponsors:  This event is proudly brought to you by the Minority Business Office of Colorado, State Purchasing & Contracts Office, Colorado Department of Transportation and the Connect2DOT program.

Register:  https://www.coprocurementexpo.com