The ICC Project Team has developed a comprehensive DBE outreach program which is designed to facilitate interaction among MDOT-certified DBEs and Design-Build contractors, and to increase the awareness of MDOT-certified DBEs, community stakeholders, non-certified minority, female and small business owners to the opportunities available through ICC contracts.
The primary focus of the outreach efforts on the ICC Project is to encourage DBEs to attend contract-specific Informational Meetings to receive critical, time-sensitive information about the ICC, each Mainline Contract, and each Environmental and Mitigation Contract prior to its advertisement; to meet others who are working (or are interested in working) on the ICC; and to market your firm's capabilities, especially to prospective Design-Build contractors and their subcontractors, as well as to prime and subcontractors for the Environmental and Mitigation Contracts.
In addition to the Informational Meetings which occur prior to each major contract solicitation, among the outreach activities that are planned and undertaken on the ICC Project are: presentations about contract opportunities available through the ICC Project at meetings organized by various governmental entities, or by other business and community stakeholders; attendance at community-based events to describe contract and employment opportunities and other economic benefits to DBEs which will derive from participation in the ICC Project. If you would like the ICC Project Team to attend, and/or to make a DBE presentation at, your business or community meeting, please contact Nicole Copeland at NCopeland@iccproject.com.
To assure that your firm is among those included in these events, the ICC Project Team encourages you to complete a confidential DBE Capacity Statement.
Completion of the DBE Capacity Statement will assure that your firm is among those on the ICC Project Team's Project mailing list for timely notification of upcoming outreach and networking events. As important, it also will provide the ICC Project Team with vital information about your firm's services, experience, resources, and DBE certification status in Maryland - which will facilitate strategic interaction and coordination among MDOT-certified DBEs and Design-Build contractors.