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Webinar: CDOT ESB Orientation

Date: July 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Register Today!   Registration provided by the Denver Metro SBDC.  You will receive a link to join after you complete registration.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has an Emerging Small Business (ESB) program that provides contracting benefits for small businesses in highway design and construction. Some of these benefits include the ability to bid on ESB restricted projects (set asides), as well as financial incentives for prime contractors and proposal scoring points for consultants that utilize ESB firms. There are also new incentives such as a bid preference that CDOT is rolling out in 2021.

This orientation provides an overview of the program and is mandatory for any firm interested in becoming ESB certified. Please note that the owner of the business or a key manager must attend the session within 6 months prior to submitting the ESB application. You can find out more about the program by visiting the CDOT ESB website.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Find out if your small business meets the eligibility criteria to become certified
  • Learn about the application process and how to ensure acceptance
  • Gain an understanding of new program benefits and incentives for primes and subcontractors
  • Discover how to find ESB opportunities including restricted projects
  • Get key contacts for marketing your certification status
  • Check off the mandatory requirement for certification