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 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.
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.
I thought your workshop was very well done. I think it should be mandatory for everyone who deals with bids, purchasing, and marketing or directly with our suppliers.
I thought the training was very useful. I have only been here since the 1st week in August but I have heard Naomi and Deb talk about Buy America. The more the entire organization knows about the process the better chance of positive results.
As a brand new employee, I found your meeting very interesting and very informative. Thank you for inviting me.
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
I had no idea about Buy America and didn’t know all about DBE either. The meeting was very knowledgeable and I thought very well organized as far as how you went into details and made it very easy to listen too. Most informational meetings that I’ve attended lack the personal touch that you incorporated.
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 thought the presentation was well worth my time. I understand much better what the BAA and DBE forms are actually used for now.