GDOT State Supported Funding Program Celebrates Veterans with Outreach Event in Gainesville

Are you a veteran who owns a small business? Do you want to do business with the Georgia Department of Transportation? GDOT has opportunities across the state for service providers to participate in a variety of transportation-related routine maintenance projects.

“Georgia DOT wants to do business with small businesses,” said Georgia DOT Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Kimberly King. “That’s why we’re traveling across Georgia to reach out to small business owners and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) about the routine maintenance projects planned in their districts. We will discuss the projects, how to become qualified to participate as a vendor, how to register for notifications about opportunities and a lot more.”

Join the GDOT State Supported Funding Program (SSFP) for a breakfast honoring our veterans! During this event, attendees will learn about the certification process, as well as the resources and opportunities available to Veteran-owned Small Businesses. Participants will have an opportunity to meet GDOT’s EEO District Officer and the GDOT District Engineer. A light breakfast will be served.

STATE SUPPORTED FUNDING PROGRAM (SSFP)
VETERAN’S BREAKFAST & PROJECT OUTREACH EVENT      
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov.7, 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: GDOT District 1 Office
1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy., Suite 100, Gainesville, GA 30501
COST: FREE for DBEs, Small Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
CONTACT: Anthony Miles, amiles@mhm-cpa.com, 678-420-5500
Register Here

Qualifying for Routine Maintenance opportunities requires registering with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) as a Sourcing Bidder. At this session, you will learn about available projects and the process to become eligible to apply for Routine Maintenance Projects with GDOT; how to develop strategies for a winning bid; bonding and insurance resources; and supportive services available to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Small Businesses and Veteran-owned Small Businesses.

The Georgia DOT State Supported Funding Program has a Business Resource Help Center in Decatur to assist eligible DBEs, and registered Small and Veteran-owned Small Businesses in identifying and responding to business opportunities funded by the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. The primary focus for the sustained funds resulting from the TFA is to ensure that Georgia’s roadways, roadsides and bridges are in a state of good repair. This means that preventative pavement treatments and other routine maintenance activities like concrete repair, landscaping, vegetation removal, tree trimming, sound wall repair, pothole repair, and striping and bridge repair are being conducted statewide. These activities offer DBEs and small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to establish themselves as a qualified contractor to bid on projects.

For information about GDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, visit www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Business/DBE. For information about the GDOT State Supported Funding Program, visit www.gdotstateprojects.com.

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