Southwest LRT Construction Contracting Kick-Off Oct. 21, 2015

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

The Metropolitan Council will host a Light Rail Construction Contracting Kick-Off event for the Southwest LRT Project before issuing contract packages for bid. This event will give firms an opportunity to learn more about the contract procurement process and help connect potential prime contractors with firms interested in subcontracting opportunities.

Light Rail Construction Contracting Kick-Off
October 21, 2015
2:00 4:30 p.m.
Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Event Flyer [PDF]


The event will begin with a one-hour presentation by Metropolitan Council staff, covering the following topics:

  • Overview of the project, project elements, and construction timeline.
  • The federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which helps eligible minority-owned and women-owned businesses participate in public infrastructure projects.
  • The Metropolitan Council bidding process.

The presentation will be followed by a 90-minute mixer where attendees can meet members of the project design and engineering staff, potential prime contractors, DBE/workforce specialists, trade association representatives and others.

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration

Pre-registration is not required to attend, but individuals and firms are encouraged to register using the form below or contact the staff member listed below. You can also sign up to receive updates on contract procurement.

Individual registration and questions

Mary Richardson

Businesses or organizations interested in exhibiting

Andrew Larson

Online Registration

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Construction Contracting Information by E-Mail

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