For Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, and DBE Firms
The Southwest LRT Project Office hosts informational events for prospective prime contractors and subcontractors. Information on upcoming events, and materials from past events, are posted on this page.
For information on employment with the Project Office, or to learn about jobs and training in the construction industry, please visit the Jobs and Training page.
Information on past construction-related events.
The Metropolitan Council and the Southwest LRT Project Office hosted a civil construction pre-bid meeting and a meet-and-greet event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms and potential prime contrators on November 13, 2017.
This event provided an opportunity for potential prime contractors to learn more about the civil construction contract procurement process. DBE firms were able to meet with representatives of prime contractors, who will require a wide variety of subcontracted materials and services during construction of the METRO Green Line Extension.
Questions about the DBE program and the meet-and-greet event can be directed to:
Jon Vang, Metropolitan Council Workforce Specialist
Phone: 612-373-3913 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Metropolitan Council hosted a Civil Construction DBE/Prime Contractor meet-and-greet event on March 3, 2017 at the Minnetonka Community Center. Prime contracting teams conducted brief interviews with prospective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractors and suppliers during the meet and greet. Questions about the DBE/Prime Contractor Meet and Greet or the DBE Program, can be directed to Jon Vang, Workforce Specialist, at 612-373-3913, email@example.com. The Metropolitan Council’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity works to promote inclusion and vendor diversity with federal transportation projects.
The Metropolitan Council hosted a Contracting Open House on December 5, 2016 at the Minnetonka Community Center. The event included a presentation by Metropolitan Council staff covering the project scope and timeline, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, and the bidding process; the presentation was followed by a mixer that provided an opportunity for contractors to meet members of the project staff, potential prime contractors, DBE/workforce specialists, and trade association representatives.
For information on contstruction contracting, please see the Construction Contract Procurement page.