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
Nice job. While I had some familiarity with both BAA and DBE/WBE/MBE, I learned a lot. Gotta agree with you. Your approach, providing candid insight, is a welcomed change. Thanks for taking the time to enlighten us and keep us in synch with the business needs.
David B.Material Availability Improvement Team
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 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 thought that you did a great job with your presentation. You made good time with all the information that you gave. It is good that you give this to all departments along the Supply Chain, for it makes everyone understand the importance and justify why we do what we do.
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!
Thank you for the class! Since I was still mulling over thoughts I had during the class this morning, I would say that it was very well worth the time and effort! I am thinking of ways to keep a running tab on BAA and DBE value during the quotation process. Thank you for the insight on how important these regulations are to our company.
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.
Was it worth my time? Absolutely. I have heard of DBE and Buy America, but have not really been given any training on how complex the subjects are. The training was extremely helpful to me for making decisions as an IE can directly affect DBE and possibly Buy America. The training has given me another tool that I can reference to make smart decisions.
As a brand new employee, I found your meeting very interesting and very informative. Thank you for inviting me.
Many thanks for the presentation. It was a complicated subject, simply given and I enjoyed it. I particularly liked the enthusiasm and passion with which it was given.