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Introducing the Central 70 Contractor Management System

CDOT’s new Central 70 Contractor Management System is a business hub for firms interested in subcontracting on the Central 70 Project. Firms can sign up to receive email communications from CDOT regarding outreach events and other opportunities. Going forward, firms that are selected to work on Central 70 will use this system to verify contract payments, monitor contract compliance, and track small business contract participation. To sign up for an account, click here and click the “sign up” button to get started.

Please note that this system is separate from the CDOT Business Management System (http://contracts.codot.gov and http://cdot.dbesystem.com). You must still have an account in this Central 70 Contractor Management System even if you have already registered in CDOT’s Business Management System. If your firm is interested in CDOT projects other than Central 70, please click here.

The Central 70 Contractor Management System is hosted by B2GNow, which conducts system training classes. You can RSVP for trainings by clicking on the “Training” link here.

Small & Disadvantaged Businesses

CDOT's DBE and ESB programs seek to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete for CDOT and local agency contracting opportunities. 

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) program that seeks to ensure nondiscrimination and create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for USDOT-assisted contracts.

The Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program is a CDOT program that aims to help small businesses acquire the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to participate on CDOT construction, professional service, and research contracts.

Specific goals for DBE and Emerging Small Businesses (ESB) have been set for the Central 70 Project. These goals will apply both to the construction period and to the 30-year operating and maintenance period. These goals (provided in the table below) are included in the final Request for Proposal for the project. CDOT encourages eligible businesses to start the certification process now to become a DBE-certified business. Learn more.

Emerging Small Business Program (ESB)

Additionally, interested businesses may apply for certification in CDOT's Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program. The ESB Program is a CDOT program that aims to help small businesses acquire the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to participate in CDOT construction, and professional service and research contracts. See more resources on the Connect2DOT website and the Emerging Small Business Program.

Connect2DOT is a partnership between the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and CDOT designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies. Connect2DOT has worked with CDOT to host a series of webinars for small businesses. Learn more.

Central 70 Developer Teams

In August of 2017 CDOT selected Kiewit Meridiam Partners (KMP) as the preferred proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Central 70. 

More information on how small and disadvantaged businesses interested in working on the Central 70 Project can connect with KMP will be posted here soon.

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