Small Business Resources and DBE Program Certification Guidance Updates SA

                          

DBE Program Updates and Small Business Resources

Hear from the Experts:

  • Willis Morris, Director Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, US DOT
  • Marc Pentino, Associate Director of DBE Program, US DOT Office of Civil Rights
  • Thomas A. Stith III, District Director, North Carolina District Office, US Small Business Administration
  • Tiffany Spraggins-Payne, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic SBTRC

Event Details:

  • DATE:  Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • TIME:  2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Online Webinar Presentation

Click here to register.

For more information, contact: dot-osdbu@dot.gov or 202-366-1930.

 

Event Summary:

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has a workforce of more than 55,000 employees worldwide in its 10 Operating Administrations (OA). These OAs have independent procurement authority and missions and procure approximately $6.5 billion a year in goods and services. DOT works continuously to ensure that small businesses are included in those annual procurement numbers.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) mission is to ensure that small business concerns have maximum practicable opportunities to participate in DOT procurement opportunities as prime contractors and subcontractors. The (OSDBU) established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. SBTRCs provide various technical assistance needs to build the capacity of small and disadvantaged businesses. They help businesses maintain their competitiveness when bidding on DOT procurement opportunities and federally-funded contracts.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in collaboration with the Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR) and OSDBU’s South Atlantic Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) will host a webinar to provide small businesses nationwide an opportunity to hear about recent Disadvantaged Business enterprise (DBE) program certification guidance and programs to assist them mitigate the impact of COVID19 pandemic. This webinar will be on May 21st at 2:00PM EST.

Bonding Education Programs Series

We are excited to partner with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure for our first Virtual BEP Series!

Topics will include:

  • OSHA & Safety During COVID 19
  • Bidding and Estimating for Design-Build Projects
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • Accessing Capital
  • DBE Subcontracting Opportunities on US 70 Corridor Improvement project (Havelock Bypass)


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES:  JOIN US FOR KICK-OFF AND INFORMATIONAL SESSION:

May 14, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Click here to register.

US DOT LENDER’S FAIR- Louisville SEPTEMBER

US Department of Transportation

LENDER’S FAIR

Learn more about financing opportunities to grow your small business!

Hear from both traditional and non-traditional lenders to learn about small business lending programs.

Speed Networking session to connect with multiple lenders.

LUNCH will be provided


Event Details:

DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH will be provided

LOCATION:

University of Louisville, Shelby Campus

440 N. Whittington Parkway

Burhans Hall, Room 162/163

Louisville, KY 40222

Business Over Lunch: Bonding and Contracting

Business Over Lunch Session

Learn about bonding: What is it? How can I qualify?

Contract law: Reading contracts, pitfalls to avoid

Construction attorneys and bonding agent on site

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Thursday, September 19, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am—2:00 pm

LOCATION: Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

9115 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 125, Charlotte NC 28269

Free Session ∞ Refreshments Provided ∞ Advance Registration Required

For more information contact: Alyssa Mako │ amako@theinstitutenc.org │ 919.956.2331

US DOT Lender’s Fair- CHARLOTTE NC

US Department of Transportation

SMALL BUSINESS LENDERS FAIR

Learn more about financing opportunities to grow your small business

Hear from both traditional and non-traditional lenders to hear about small business lending programs

Speed Networking session to connect with multiple lenders

LUNCH will be provided

Event Details:

DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH will be provided

LOCATION:

Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

9115 Harris Corners Parkway

Suite 125

Charlotte, NC 28269

Free Session ∞ Advance Registration Required

US DOT Lender’s Fair- RTP, NC

US Department of Transportation

LENDER’S FAIR

Learn more about financing opportunities to grow your small business

Hear from both traditional and non-traditional lenders to hear about small business lending programs

Speed Networking session to connect with multiple lenders

LUNCH will be provided


Event Details:

DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH will be provided

LOCATION:

Wake Technical Community College

RTP Campus Location

10908 Chapel Hill Rd.

Morrisville, NC 27560

US DOT Lender’s Fair- DC Metro

US Department of Transportation

LENDER’S FAIR

Learn more about financing opportunities to grow your small business!

Hear from both traditional and non-traditional lenders to hear about small business lending programs.

Speed Networking session to connect with multiple lenders.

Refreshments will be provided

Event Details:

DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Refreshments provided

LOCATION:

One Judiciary Square

441 Fourth Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

** Old Council Chambers *** Lobby Level **

US DOT LENDER’S FAIR- Louisville AUGUST

US Department of Transportation

LENDER’S FAIR

Learn more about financing opportunities to grow your small business!

Hear from both traditional and non-traditional lenders to learn about small business lending programs.

Speed Networking session to connect with multiple lenders.

LUNCH will be provided


Event Details:

DATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH will be provided

LOCATION:

University of Louisville, Shelby Campus

440 N. Whittington Parkway

Burhans Hall, Room 162/163

Louisville, KY 40222

Small Business, Big Growth: Doing Business With NC DOT

US DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)

Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST)

and NC Department of Transportation (NC DOT) invite you:

Small Business, BIG Growth

Join us for the next session!

ROAD MAP TO DOING BUSINESS WITH NC DOT

– How to Engage with NC DOT

– Finding Contract Opportunities on DOT Website

– Understanding the Contracting Process and Pre-Bid Meetings

– How to Connect with NC DOT Division Engineers

Event Details:

DATE: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

TIME: 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Fayetteville Transit Center

505 Franklin Street, Fayetteville NC 28301

*** COMMUNITY ROOM, 2nd FLOOR ***

US DOT Bonding Education Program and Contractor Readiness Series KICK OFF

Presented by SBTRC

U.S. DOT Bonding Education Program and Contractor-Readiness Series — Now Offered at Wake Technical Community College

FREE SMALL BUSINESS CLASSES for contractors performing in construction and transportation projects

 

HOSTED BY:

  • Lane Construction
  • US Department of Transportation- Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses
  • Catalyst Surety Partners
  • Construction Bonds Inc
  • Carolina Small Business Development Fund

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • DBE and Other Small Business Certification Programs
  • Bonding
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Financing Opportunities
  • OSHA & Job Site Safety
  • Construction Accounting
  • DBE Contract Compliance

JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  Wake Technical Community College, RTP Campus location
10908 Chapel Hill Rd.|
Morrisville, NC 27560
** Classroom 237 **

This program is tailored to meet the specific needs of contractors in transportation.  Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your business!!

Click here to register.