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WSDOT contracting workshop in Spokane to build community connections

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 07:57

Al Gilson, WSDOT communications
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207


Transportation improvement projects come in all sizes. Whether it’s part of the $16 billion Connecting Washington package or strategic preservation work that helps maintain roads and bridges, the Washington State Department of Transportation needs help from the consultant and contractor community to complete each job.

To highlight the upcoming work, and help build connections between local prime and subprime contractors in northeast Washington, WSDOT along with industry partners will host a workshop in Spokane, Wednesday, April 27.

WSDOT is also working to be more inclusive of local disadvantage business enterprises, minority-owned businesses, women-owned, as well as veteran and small business firms on state-funded contracts. Companies that are eligible, but not registered will be able to meet with organizations on-site that can help them through the certification process.

“The goal is getting more firms into the WSDOT program,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Chad Simonson. “We hope this workshop is a stepping stone to expand opportunities for companies in eastern Washington.”

Event details
WSDOT Eastern Region Contracting Workshop
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27
WSDOT Eastern Region Headquarters
2714 N. Mayfair, Spokane

Those who are interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP for planning purposes.

Participating partners include: American Council of Engineering Companies, Associated General Contractors, National Association of Minority Contractors, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise, Washington Asphalt Paving Association, and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

This open house is just one of many ways WSDOT is working to improve transparency in its contracting process.


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