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Free Training Opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification
Tuesday, May 06, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), Colorado Department of Transportation and the Small Business Development Center have collaborated to bring an important workshop to the Pikes Peak region. This workshop is essential for any minority- or woman-owned small business interested in applying for DBE certification in the state of Colorado. Participants will learn about the eligibility criteria and requirements for DBE certification and the benefits of participating in the program. Mountain Metro has set a DBE participation goal of six percent by for its professional services, construction and procurement contracts for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2015 – 2017 (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2017).

Workshop details:

                                Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

                                Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (lunch provided)

                                Location: Colorado Springs SBDC

                                Located in the Pikes Peak Workforce Center

                                1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Suite 1107

                                Colorado Springs, CO 80907

                                RSVP Required:

                                Register online

                                Email: ritapantoya@elpasoco.com

                    Call: (719) 667-3803

A CDOT DBE Certification Specialist will be on hand to answer your questions and review applications for completeness. If your business would like to gain a competitive advantage in bidding on Mountain Metro and other CDOT and partner agency projects, this workshop is for you!

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 program benefits and supportive services
  • Discover how to find DBE opportunities as a prime and subcontractor
  • Get key contacts for marketing your certification status

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-busprogram. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).