Free training for ‘disadvantaged’ businesses

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465763435Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Small Business Development Center have collaborated to bring a workshop to the Pikes Peak region. This workshop is geared toward minority- or women-owned small businesses interested in applying for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification in the state.

The workshop will be Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will learn about the eligibility criteria and requirements for DBE certification and the benefits of participating in the program. Mountain Metro has set a DBE participation goal of 6 percent for its professional services, construction and procurement contracts for Oct. 1 – Sept. 30, 2017.

A CDOT DBE certification specialist will be available to answer questions and review applications for completeness.

Attendees will:

  • Learn if their small business meets the eligibility criteria to become certified
  • Learn about the application process and how to ensure acceptance
  • Gain an understanding of program benefits and supportive services
  • Discover how to find DBE opportunities as a prime and subcontractor
  • Get key contacts for marketing certification status

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ride-sharing, vanpool and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit, visit www.mmtransit.com, or call 719-385-RIDE.

The location is the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, located in the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Suite 1107.

RSVP is required by email ritapantoya@elpasoco.com or phone 719-667-3803