More than 60 people representing 54 firms attended the “Doing Business with CH2M Hill” Information and Networking Session hosted by the District Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Supportive Services Program on Wednesday, February 27.
“This event really helped our DBEs and other small businesses learn more about accessing near-term contracting opportunities with CH2M Hill on the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and also take the first steps toward initiating possible longer-term partnerships well beyond our AWI Program,” said Linda Fennell, DDOT’s DBE Supportive Services Program Manager and Coordinator for Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center. “Building such long-term relationships between our prime contractors and our small businesses is at the core of what DDOT’s Office of Civil Rights is striving for on all of our projects, to strengthen the city’s economy while increasing work opportunities for all of our businesses and residents.”
Valerie J. Southern, representing her own firm Valerie J. Southern Transportation Consultant, LLC, agreed.
“I think it is terrific to have this opportunity to talk directly with the DDOT and CH2M Hill AWI Program managers about opportunities for our small businesses,” she said.
During the event, Craig A. Lenhart, the consultant AWI Program Manager, presented an overview of CH2M Hill and various contracting opportunities under the firm’s purview for the AWI Program and beyond.
Key discussion topics included pre-qualification requirements, associated points of contact and other information helpful to successfully secure subcontracting opportunities with CH2M Hill anywhere they do business — locally and around the world.
The event was free of charge and open to all DDOT/WMATA- Certified DBE firms and other small business enterprises interested in potential subcontracting opportunities.
For more information about DDOT’s Office of Civil Rights please visit http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/About+DDOT/Who+We+Are/Civil+Rights.