Summer Series

This summer, the Illinois Tollway is hosting a series of webinars to highlight opportunities for new firms to do business with the Tollway. The Department of Diversity and Strategic Development helps small firms, specifically minority- and veteran-owned businesses, gain access to Illinois Tollway work through several different programs and initiatives. This webinar series is designed to help these firms learn about what is offered: from business technical and prequalification assistance to workforce development initiatives and more. By expanding the pool of potential firms, the Illinois Tollway not only creates opportunities for these businesses but also serves its customers by ensuring varied and competitive bids. The Building for Success summer webinar series takes place every Monday at 3 p.m. through summer and into fall.

More information on the schedule will be available here and updated regularly.

Upcoming

Estimating

Presented by Paul Murtagh, Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program Provider, Construction Business Development Center

One of the ways the Tollway demonstrates its commitment is by encouraging contractors to connect with its technical assistance providers. The Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program is designed to prepare emerging and established transportation-related construction firms including disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms, service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB), as well as small businesses to participate on highway and vertical construction contracts.

 

 

 

 

When: Monday, August 17, 2020
3- 3:30 p.m.

  • Cost estimating key components
  • Accuracy in construction estimating
  • Determining the budget

 

 

 

 

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Access to Capital

Presented by Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program Provider Deavay Tyler, Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce

One of the ways the Tollway demonstrates its commitment is by encouraging contractors to connect with its technical assistance providers. The Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program is designed to prepare emerging and established transportation-related construction firms including disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms, service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) as well as small businesses to participate on highway and vertical construction contracts.

Partnering For Growth

The Building for Success Summer Webinar Series highlights key Illinois Tollway programs and initiatives, next up Partnering for Growth Construction Program. One of the ways the Tollway demonstrates its commitment is by encouraging contractors to assist disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprise firms, as well as veteran and small businesses in remaining self-sufficient, competitive and profitable.

Download a PDF of the Presentation here.

Unbundling

This webinar series highlights key Illinois Tollway programs and initiatives, kicking off with contract unbundling. One of the ways the Tollway demonstrates its commitment to creating additional contracting opportunities for small, diverse and veteran-owned firms is by unbundling construction and professional engineering services contracts. This involves breaking down larger contracts into smaller jobs in amounts generally under $5 million.

Download a PDF of the Presentation here