Tollway engages small and diverse firms on certification requirements needed to compete for work
A better understanding of the various types of certifications accepted for different types of Tollway contracts – construction, professional engineering services and goods and services – can be a game-changer for small and diverse firms, opening up contract opportunities that they may not have known they could pursue.
Tollway Chief of the Department of Diversity and Strategic Development Terry Miller, Chief of Contract Compliance Angela Arrington-Jones and Deputy Chief of Contract Compliance Sainey Jobe met with about 50 construction industry professionals at the Black Contractors, Owners and Executives monthly meeting in May on the South Side of Chicago.
Discussion highlighted the certifications that the Tollway accepts for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and also for the state’s Business Enterprise Program and Veterans Business Program. In addition, business owners were encouraged to take advantage of the Tollway’s host of resources available, including the Technical Assistance Program and Partnering for Growth agreements open to all small businesses looking to gain insight into the industry.
Information about the types of certifications accepted for the different types of Tollway contracts can be found here on the Tollway website under Doing Business, Contract Compliance. Information on Tollway diversity programs and resources is also available on the Doing Business page.