Building Blocks for Success: IDOT Announces March Dates for Disadvantaged Business Program Workshops

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CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops in March as part of its ongoing Building Blocks of Success series for companies interested in participating in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, building skills and bidding on construction projects. State.

The dates and themes of the workshops are:

• March 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Work on site (T&M) • March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Contracts • March 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Materials A to Z • March 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. : Getting paid • March 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Daily documentation

Future topics covered include understanding insurance and bonding requirements, job planning, avoiding pitfalls, the steps needed to be certified as a DBE and more.

Building Blocks of Success will continue through April. Workshop information, including dates and times, is available through Eventbrite at bit.ly/DBEworkshops. Prior registration is required.

Questions can be directed to IDOT’s DBE Resource Center at (312) 939.1100.

As part of Governor Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois program, IDOT is helping deliver the largest capital expenditures program in state history. IDOT strives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the delivery of this program, including outsourcing and workforce participation.

Administered by IDOT, the DBE program provides eligible minorities, women, and other small businesses with opportunities to participate in federally and state-funded highway, transit, and airport contracts. For more information on how to become a certified DBE and to learn more about available IDOT resources, visit www.idot.illinois.gov/dbe.

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