Paths to PennDOT Workshops
All Roads Lead to PennDOT: Connecting People with Projects
Economic inclusion for all Americans is one of the most critical issues of our time. Small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) form the heart of our communities, offer local employment, and contribute to the wellbeing of all Pennsylvanians.
PennDOT understands the vital role that DBEs play in our national economy and is ready and here to assist your business in securing future contracting opportunities with us. We invite DBE firms, primes, contractors and industry leaders to a free workshop, themed "Paths to PennDOT."
The Paths to PennDOT workshops will connect you with influential leaders in the highway construction industry.
Experts will be on hand to provide information relating to business opportunities, prequalification, Mentor Protégé Program, DBE Program participation, and more.
Individuals requiring language assistance or accommodations to participate in the workshop should contact the Bureau of Equal Opportunity at 717-787-5891 or at least seven (7) days before the event.
Pathways to PennDOT - Draft Workshop Agenda 2023 (PDF)
Holiday Inn Downtown Williamsport
100 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. the day of the event.
*Pre-registration closes June 9, 2023
Topics to be Covered
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Interested in becoming a certified DBE but don't know where to start? This session is for you! Experts will be on hand to provide an overview of the certification application process.
You've been awarded the contract but now what? How to stay in compliance with federal regulations.
Are there OJT Trainees on your project? Learn about OJT requirements.
Learn available resources to connect prime contractors to subcontractors and navigate the Engineering Construction and Management System (ECMS).
What does it take to do business with PennDOT? How to become prequalified from the Bureau of Design and Delivery.
What is a commercially useful function? What steps are taken to ensure that a commercially useful function is being performed?
Learn best practices from current DBEs.
Learn about Pre and Post award GFEs.
Creating innovative opportunities to connect DBEs with prime contractors to gain and expand experience in the industry.
PennDOT will share what is being done to remove barriers and create a pathway to PennDOT.