Team training on supplier diversity return on investment including Mentor-Protégé programs
Networking your firm and your non-DBE subcontractors with DBE firms
Evaluating and preparing Bid specification documents
Analyzing Bidder’s proposal DBE subcontracting responsiveness and responsibility
Auditing and Verification of Prime Contractor’s DBE participation contract compliance including 2nd-tier subcontracting
Validation of DBE’s Commercially Useful Function workscopes and “Counting Value”
Good Faith Efforts evaluation
Develop TVM DBE Plans for submittal to USDOT Office of Civil Rights including:
26.11 Bidder’s List
26.21 Shortfall analysis
26.27 DBE Financial Institutions
26.37 Monitoring & Enforcement Mechanisms
26.39 Small Business Participation
26.45 Overall Goals
26.51 Race-Conscious & Race Neutral Goals
26.53 Good Faith Efforts
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)
Maximizing networking and bidding opportunities with prime bidders and contractors including Mentor-Protégé programs
Interpreting bid specifications for responsiveness and responsibility
Planning for pre-bid meetings and contacting prime bidders
Evaluating subcontract agreements and resolution
Addressing post-award contract compliance issues including prompt payment and change orders
Assisting you through the DBE certification application process (understanding the UCP program, differences between DBE and MBE/WBE, accurate documentation, who to contact, etc.)
Marketing and growing your firm toward becoming a prime contractor
It was a pleasure to attend this training. I commend you on a job well done. You are a natural presenter and the message was clear and very informative. I took a LOT away from the class. Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend.
Kelly B.Project Scheduling
The presentation was very good. I think it will be an excellent presentation for new personnel, but also a good one to have for a “refresher” session. Good job.
I feel that you did an excellent job in your presentation. It was well thought out, very well presented and contained very valuable and useful information. Thanks for the info!
Thanks for taking time so late in the day to give your presentation to our visitors from Paris. It was also a nice refresher for me. This gave me a renewed perspective on the requirements. I am anxious to work more closely with you going forward to investigate potential DBEs.
Melvin C.Quality Assurance
I found the training session very informative. I have been with this organization for almost 5 years and only lately have I heard of “Buy America.” I was quite surprised to hear that we’ve been doing it for as long as we have. I think it was very beneficial for my staff and me to hear what it is and the details surrounding the importance of compliance and all that goes into the process. Thank you for including us in your training.
Patty M.Accounts Payable Supervisor
I enjoyed the presentation and how it outlined our limitations for some of these contracts. The “real life” examples always help people understand how it really happens!
I thought the topics were relevant to all of our jobs and the presentation was useful. It was the right length and right level of detail. You did a good job explaining the regulations in language we could all understand. The examples helped.
Very good presentation. Clear, precise, to the point.
I thought you did a good job covering such complex subjects, especially for persons having no exposure to these regulations. Your past efforts to educate union leadership were a good idea. Having rank and file understand, at least in a basic way, is beneficial.
James L.Work Package Controller
The training session was indeed helpful. From an engineer’s/designer’s standpoint seeing how complex and challenging this issue really is, I believe will be helpful in developing specifications and drawing documents which in the end provide sufficient detail along with a narrowed definition of the products and systems which may be procured from a DBE supplier.