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Granite Construction Company is seeking DBE

Project: Name: Highway 111 & Frank Sinatra Intersection Improvements
Location: Rancho Mirage, CA
Bid Date: 04/29/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 4:06PM PST 
CF Contracting, Inc. is seeking RICHMOND, RBE, LBE, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE, OBE and DVBEs

Project: West Contra Costa Family Justice Center Building Remodel & Tenant Improvement Project
Location: Richmond, CA
Bid Date: 05/01/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 2:43PM PST 
Palm Engineering Construction Company is seeking SLBE and ELBEs

Project: Montgomery Middle School Joint Use Park
Location: San Diego, CA
Bid Date: 05/06/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 2:41PM PST 
Palm Engineering Construction Company is seeking SLBE/ELBE

Project: Skylark Canyon Sewer Rehabilitation
Location: San Diego, CA
Bid Date: 05/07/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 2:38PM PST 
Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc. is seeking DBE, MBE and WBEs

Project: East West Water Transmission Main
Location: Carson City, NV
Bid Date: 05/08/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 2:04PM PST 
Collins Electrical Company, Inc. is seeking DVBE, DBE, WBE and MBEs

Project: Franklin High School - Kitchen Food Court
Location: Stockton, CA
Bid Date: 04/22/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 1:22PM PST 
Granite Construction Company is seeking DBE

Project: Street Imp. Project Asphalt Composite Overlay Cole Blvd.
Location: Calexico, CA
Bid Date: 04/29/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 11:08AM PST 
R.M. Harris Co. is seeking DBE

Project: Golf Club Road Bridge Replacement Project Re-Bid
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Bid Date: 04/24/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 10:55AM PST 
Midway Specialty Vehicles, LLC is seeking DBE

Project: DBE Goal
Location: Elkhart, IN
Bid Date: 06/02/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 10:10AM PST 
Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc is seeking DVBE, WBE, MBE and M/WBEs

Project: Slurry Seal Resurfacing of portions of Various Roadways in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County California
Location: Hayward, CA
Bid Date: 04/29/14
Published: 04/16/14 @ 9:39AM PST 
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Procurement, public works, and DBE/MBE/WBE news

Arizona reviews DBE participation in new study
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is undertaking a study that will help the department determine whether minority and women-owned businesses have equal access to public contracts in the state.
Published on February 20, 2014
Los Angeles County hosting small business workshop series
The workshops, sponsored by Citi Community Development (Citibank) and hosted by the County in partnership with the Emerald Cities Collaborative, will begin on February 12. Interested contractors must enroll by February 7.
Published on February 3, 2014
Denver airport exceeds DBE contracting goal
In 2013, 18.61 percent of the airports construction contracting dollars – totaling $5,196,526 - went to DBE certified firms, beating its goal of 17.8 percent.
Published on February 24, 2014

Denver mayor expands M/WBE program
Any procurement of $1 million or more will have M/WBE inclusions goals, which companies bidding on the contracts must try to achieve.
Published on February 21, 2014
Cook County takes aim at M/WBE fraud
The County Board increased penalties for contractors that fail to meet M/WBE program requirements. For instance, companies that fall short of their M/WBE participation goals may be required to pay the difference between the contractual goal and the actual goal achieved.
Published March 17, 2014
The top 5 good faith effort mistakes made by prime contractors
Companies bidding on government contracts are often faced with SBE, MBE, WBE, DBE, DVBE participation subcontracting requirements, but minor mistakes in an outreach effort can cost them their contract – even if they are the lowest bidder.
Published February 3, 2014
New York hosting spring, summer M/WBE Expos
Minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in Western New York, the North Country, and Mid-Hudson regions will have an opportunity to network with other contractors and officials from various New York State agencies.
Published April 15, 2014

NY launches new M/WBE loan program
On March 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the "Bridge to Success" loan program, which will make available two-year loans of up to $200,000 to qualified M/WBEs for the hiring of staff or the purchase of materials and equipment required for a state contract.
Published March 27, 2014
Greenville hosting M/WBE matchmaking event
On April 16th, North Carolina's minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) will be able to directly pitch their goods and services to purchasers from the City of Greenville and Greenville Utilities Commission.
Published on March 17, 2014
Report: Fort Worth's M/WBE participation mixed in 2013
The city aimed to spend 25 percent of construction dollars with M/WBEs, but only 18 percent went to these firms.
Published on April 15, 2014

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"To support our Good Faith Effort outreach for a major California bid, we engaged the services of DBE GoodFaith, Inc. We could not have been more impressed with the level of professionalism or the thoroughness of the services provided by their staff. Their level of communications, the scope of their support, and the quality of DBE GoodFaith's documentation exceed every expectation. Should any future bid require similar support, we would not hesitate to engage the services of DBE GoodFaith again."

J.R. Roton
PMP, Executive Director, Project Management, MasTec Transmission & Substation Group
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Since 2005, DBE GoodFaith Inc. has helped prime bidders, disadvantaged businesses, minority businesses, and women-owned businesses navigate the regulations of local, state, and federal government affirmative action contracting programs. Through, you can access to a wealth of news and information, find sub-bid opportunities that allow your business to participate in public contracting, and solicit DBE, MBE, WBE, UDBE, et al. businesses.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business (UDBE), Minority- and Women-Business Enterprise (M/WBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs;
  • DVBE, DBE, M/WBE, et al. sub-bid opportunity advertisements;
  • Good faith effort outreach requirements on government contracts; and
  • Government and non-profit disadvantaged business resources, news, and events.

Helping primes meet DBE, MBE, WBE, et al. outreach advertisement and solicitation requirements
Our good faith effort outreach solution has helped thousands of prime bidders on over 15,000 contract bids nationwide. Our online system streamlines the outreach process -- in the end saving you time and money. The services we offer include:
  • Advertising for DBE, MBE, WBE, et al. firms in our online minority focus and trade journals;
  • Soliciting disadvantaged businesses by fax, e-mail, and telephone; and
  • Documenting proof of all good faith outreach performed by DBE GoodFaith on your behalf.

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