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CDOT Implements New Small Business Requirements for Professional Services Contracts

19-Aug-2016 to 19-Aug-2016

CDOT now requires an Affidavit of Small Business Participation to be submitted with the Statement of Interest when proposing on CDOT Professional Services contracts. DBE/ESB certification certificates, letters of acceptance, and CDOT forms 1330 and 1331 are no longer required to be submitted.

The Affidavit of Small Business Participation affirms the proposer's commitment to making good faith efforts to meet the contract goal set on the contract. It will also provide the opportunity for proposers to make small business promises, called "small business targets", to earn incentive points on their proposal. Small business incentive points will be awarded in evaluation of the Affidavit of Small Business Participation and will be enforced like a contract goal. Prime consultants must make good faith efforts to meet the contract goal and small business targets, if any, on each task order and on the overall contract.

CDOT selects the most qualified firm or team by using a scoring point system that generally allocates up to 100 points across various evaluation criteria. Small business incentive points account for 10 points (or 10%) of the total. CDOT also has new prompt payment and compliance requirements for professional services contracts.

Prime consultants are required to pay subs within 7 days of payment by CDOT or within 90 days after the submission of a complete invoice by a sub, whichever is less. Prime consultants are required to submit participation and prompt pay information in a new software called B2G. B2G will allow prime consultants, CDOT Civil Rights staff, and CDOT Engineers to better track participation on projects. A video summary of these new requirements can be viewed by clicking here. Additional resources can be found at the links below: