FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper
Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Kathy Green, 720-280-9725
Kelly Manning, 303-892-364
Connect2DOT program connects small businesses with current CDOT construction & engineering opportunities
Many new opportunities available due to recent floods
DENVER – Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 – The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) joint Connect2DOT program is offering guidance and help for small businesses interested in accessing emergency maintenance contract opportunities with CDOT due to the recent flood waters.
Flooding along the Colorado Front Range caused massive damage to the state highway, bridge, and roadway system. Small business contractors have an opportunity to help restore communities and facilitate safe travel for the public in areas hard hit by flood waters. CDOT has implemented an emergency maintenance procedure to expedite support from the contracting community so resources and equipment can be mobilized quickly.
Contractors interested in assisting with the cleanup, restoration, or rebuilding efforts can visit connect2dot.org or call (720) 624-6728 to meet with a consultant for advice and directions on how to access CDOT contract opportunities.
Connect2DOT helps contractors identify project opportunities, build capacity, and access news, information, and resources needed to compete in the Colorado transportation industry. The program has a network of consultants that are highly skilled in all aspects of business development and highway design and construction. Resources include upcoming CDOT project opportunities, subcontracting how-to’s, industry training and events, and bid matching services.