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  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

    • Small Business Development Program Time: All Day Location: Montebello Pumping and Maintenance Building, 3501 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Hosted By: Baltimore Department of Public Works

      The Department of Public Works (DPW) supports economic and business development in Baltimore City and throughout the region. Serving one of the most diverse regions in the country, DPW invites local minorities, women, and/or disadvantaged businesses to learn more about its Small Business Development Training Program.

      DPW’s Small Business Development Program offers construction management classes. This 10-week course is designed to make sure participants are contract-ready for the more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water stormwater and wastewater.

      Registration

      APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Aug. 30, 2019. Mail completed applications to: DPW Small Business Development Program, P.O. Box 41321, Baltimore, Md. 21203. Please click here to download the 2019 application for the Small Business Development Program. 

      In addition, applicants can register online. Click here to register online. 

      An overview of the program is available in the following documents: "2019 Small Business Development Program Flyer!" 

      There is a nominal registration fee of $199, and participants will receive 10 training modules valued at $1,119.  All M/W/DBEs must complete an application prior to program participation. For more information about the training program, please call 410-433-2400 or send an email sbd@baltimorecity.gov.

      Classes Include:

      • Safety— a 10-hour OSHA certification card;
      • Contract Administration — understanding and executing contracts;
      • Scheduling — effective and realistic scheduling to complete projects “on time and within budget;”
      • Estimating & Bidding — hands-on training with actual estimating and bidding exercises; 
      • Conflict Resolution —protocol, methodology, and legal considerations;
      • Construction Accounting & Finance —learning about the dollars and cents of construction and how to do business with the City of Baltimore, and a complete coverage of City requirements and procedures; and  
      • Construction Best Practices — specialized training for trenchless sewer repair, site restoration, manhole repair, and lateral connections.

      Individuals interested in advancing their companies and enhancing their knowledge of sewer rehabilitation work and related support services are invited to participate in the training Program. This program is designed to improve knowledge of utility construction and sewer rehabilitation work and prepare local certified and certifiable M/W/DBEs to be contract-ready.

      For this training program, DPW is targeting companies that specialize in concrete construction, construction program/project management, excavating, landscaping, pipeline installation, post construction clean-up, scheduling, sediment and erosion control, sewer construction, site work, traffic control, or underground utilities.

       
       
    • Getting Your Foot in the Door Time: 9:00a - 12:00p Location: MdTA Police Headquarters, 4330 Broening Highway, Baltimore, MD 21222 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Transportation Authority

      BUSINESS Forum Goal:

      To increase program awareness of the agency’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Reserve (SBR), Veterans-owned Small Business Enterprise Program AND inform all companies who would like to do business with the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)

       

      BUSINESS FORUM FOCUS

      Informing and educating companies on various business related opportunities available to them that will help grow their business.  Also, inform them on any upcoming major projects with MDTA, other TBU’s, and in the State of Maryland

       

      BUSINESS FORUM STRATEGIES:

      1. Conduct workshops and group discussions that provide necessary tools for small, minority, woman and veteran owned businesses
      2. Provide businesses with one-on-one access to MDTA Procurement, Engineering, Consultant Services, Construction staff, and Prime Contractors
      3. Provide updated advertising dates for potential upcoming contracts

      For more information, contact 410-537-5697 or mdtaoutreach@mdta.state.md.us