WSDOT Announcements, Events & Resources for DBE Contractors and Consultants

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS AND RESOURCES

Resources

Scholarship Opportunity for Diverse Businesses 

This opportunity is:

Center for Business Innovation, Lacey

ScaleUp: comprehensive business growth training program 

Free Training Video Links

Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new

Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements

SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials

Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session

EIW Contractor University

Free IRS Webinars

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1

Attention all Washington State firms certified as Minority, Small, Veteran and Women’s Business Enterprises (M/S/V/WBE)

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking to determine the number of interested Washington State firms certified as Minority, Small, Veteran and Women’s Business Enterprises (M/S/V/WBE) who would like to participate as a Protégé in a new Mentor Protégé Program.

Please click here if you would like to receive further information or copy and paste the following link in your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZJSTTY

Events for June

June 6, Vancouver, Native PTAC

Brown Bag – Commercial Lending Programs for Small Businesses

June 7, Seattle WA

Washington State Disparity Study Informational Meetings 

June 8, Federal Way, Native PTAC

Meet the Prime & Small Biz Certifications -Tunista Construction

June 13, Seattle, King Street Center, King County Water & Land Resources Division

CAPITAL PROJECTS CONSULTANT AND CONTRACTOR FORUM

Link to flyer here

June 20, Govology Live Webinar – $75

The Top 10 Mistakes in Federal Contracting

June 23, Mount Vernon, Skagit Valley College

L&I Free Contractor Training Events

June 27, Anacortes, Native PTAC

Meet the Tribe: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community & Government Contracting

June 27, Everett, Native PTAC

Government Contracting 101 – Everett, WA

Future Events

August 1, King County

CARTs Training for Prime Contractors & Consultants

August 8, Seattle

Knowing The Rules: Office of Labor Standards

September 8, Lynnwood 

Free Contractor Training Day

October 4, Everett

Washington State Department of L&I  “Fall Protection” Workshop designed for employers and employees who work in the construction trades.

October 27, Spokane, Spokane Community College

L&I Free Contractor Training Events

November 1, Lynnwood

Small Business Networking Opportunities

WSDOT Notices

Included are notices of current projects. These are sent as they may contain potential opportunities for your firm.

For more information regarding other possible opportunities, please reference the following:

DBE Support Services Benefits

  • Technical assistance on a wide variety of business concerns
  • Free Construction manuals
  • Informational videos
  • Discounts on The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Under special arrangement with The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce the Office of Equal Opportunity is able to offer a discounted service rate to certified DBEs based in Washington State. If your firm is certified DBE and based in Washington State, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for complete details about this offer.
  • Free WSDOT Plans & Specs: Did you know you can get WSDOT plans and specifications online for free?
  • List of all projects.
  • Click on the project you would like to see.
  • Select “Project Information Available”.
  • Then select “Plans & Specifications”.

 

Your Service Providers

  • Armstead Consulting for assistance with administrative management, marketing, economic research, and market research for companies enrolled in the Business Development Program.
  • Arnold Services for help with Human Resource manuals and MS Office (Excel) training.
  • Blue Ink Consultants for assistance with understanding government contracts, change orders, and marketing to governments.
  • Clark’s Accounting Services for help with identifying indirect cost rates, understanding federal acquisition regulations, and general tax assistance.
  • Jimale Technical Services for assistance with construction scheduling, workflow, bidding, and estimating.
  • Juarez Group for marketing, sales, and business development assistance.
  • Three Business Strategists for assistance with general business taxes, marketing, and business development.
  • PTAC in Auburn for general business assistance and help with understanding government contracting

For more information on services from OEO, please email dbess@wsdot.wa.gov or call (888) 259-9143.

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