Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has announced a series of Partnering for Progress virtual outreach sessions to familiarize contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers with bidding opportunities with the State of Illinois.
There is a Partnering for Progress virtual outreach session scheduled today in Chicago from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Another is scheduled in East St. Louis on March 23rd from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CDB will collaborate with other entities in convening educational forums and providing engagement opportunities for virtual networking. An interactive question and answer session will follow the formal presentation. Minority, women, persons with disabilities, and veteran-owned enterprises are encouraged to attend.
“Contractors who work for the State should reflect the diversity of Illinois’ communities, and my administration is committed to improving representation in every part of government. Another way we can do that is with this outreach program to share more information about how to bid on contracts with the state,” Governor JB Pritzker stated.
“Through initiatives like the Partnering for Progress program, the Capital Development Board is establishing a stronger path to participation for businesses owned by women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities.”
Participating businesses will hear about upcoming projects, prequalification/contract requirements, qualification-based selections, and Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise/Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise/Veteran Business Enterprise goals and requirements.
The Partnering for Progress forums are free and open to anyone interested in working on state-funded construction projects.
For a complete list of future forums, email Jesse Martinez at Jesse.Martinez@illinois.gov or contact him by phone at (312) 814-6290.