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 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 on presentation, even with my experience in both subjects, I found the presentation interesting and even learned something new. Thanks!
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 the presentation was well worth my time. I understand much better what the BAA and DBE forms are actually used for now.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.