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
I enjoyed the presentation this a.m. very much. You have a great command of the facts and a broad knowledge of the subject. The pace and timing was right on target. Well done.
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.
Very good presentation. Clear, precise, to the point.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
As a brand new employee, I found your meeting very interesting and very informative. Thank you for inviting me.
I appreciate the invitation to attend today’s DBE & Buy America Training Session. I felt it was very beneficial to me and well worth my time. You did a great job with your presentation.