City to host MBE/WBE Contractor Event

MBE/WBE Contractor Event
Thursday, March 31, 2016
5:30 to 7 pm
McMaster Center, Main Branch
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
325 N. Michigan Street


The City of Toledo invites Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises to become engaged in the city’s bid process during an informational, interactive networking event from 5:30 – 7 pm on Thursday, March 31 in the McMaster Center at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to attend to learn about projects that are coming up for bid for the Toledo Waterways Initiative. The International Park Storage Basin will be highlighted. However, presented information will be relevant for all city projects.

“We continue to offer MBE/WBE opportunities within the Toledo Waterways Initiative as well as other city programs and hope for broad participation at this event to aid companies’ understanding of our bidding process,” said Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. “Another benefit of this meeting is that our businesses can meet and interact with city personnel who can help them through the application process.”

The International Park Storage Basin is a $25 million project mandated by a consent decree between the City of Toledo and the US EPA as part of the Long Term Control Plan. The project will be advertised for bids in early spring with construction beginning in August.

The March 31 event will be focused on bidding opportunities for local businesses with city staff, with brief presentations at the beginning of the evening. Business owners will learn how the city’s Planet Bids database works and are encouraged to bring multiple copies of capability statements, if available, to the event.

Although reservations are not required, for planning purposes attendees are asked to

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Posted by Stacy Weber on Friday, March 04, 2016.