Business Center

Benefits of Participating

Both Mentors and Protégés from past cohorts have found significant value from participating in the Program. Protégés value the support and resources the Mentors provide, but likewise Mentors have expressed that the Program has enabled them to learn more about small business considerations and become a better partner to their smaller subs.

Additionally, CDOT provides the following concrete benefits to Teams actively participating in the Program:

  • Preferential scoring on professional services (i.e., consultant) contracts while in the MPP (effective on contracts advertised after 1/1/2020)
  • Two exclusive networking events per year with CDOT Executive Leadership, Regional Engineers, Commissioners, and Industry Leaders
  • Formal recognition from CDOT upon graduation after two successful program years
  • Preferred entry into CDOT’s ESB Bonding Assistance Program
  • Registration for annual Transportation Summit (one registrant per firm)
  • Website badge recognizing participation
  • Recognition in the Connect2DOT Newsletter (reach: 5,000+)
  • Reimbursement for staff time spent working toward program goals, up to $5,000
    • Expenses must be incurred and invoiced during the program (calendar) year

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