— DPW OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH EVENT – SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM —

Registration has also opened for the 2019 class of DPW’s Small Business Development Program, a 10-week training session designed to help local small-business owners better compete for city construction contracts. The construction management classes are designed to make sure participants are contract-ready for more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater.

Minority, women, and disadvantaged business owners particularly are encouraged to sign up before the Aug. 30 deadline.

There is a registration fee of $199, which includes meals during the evening classes. Participants will receive 10 training modules valued at $1,119.  All M/W/DBEs must complete an application prior to program participation. For more information about the training program, please call 410-433-2400 or send an email to sbd@baltimorecity.gov.

Classes include:

  • Safety (including earning a 10-hour OSHA certification card)
  • Contract Administration
  • Scheduling
  • Estimating & Bidding
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Accounting & Finance
  • Construction Best Practices

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