ODOT is committed to working with our industry partners. The project team is currently hosting constructability review meetings and contractor briefings to provide information to interested contractors and gather feedback on design, specifications and potential risks.
Past meeting materials, including meeting summaries and Q&A, are listed below. Links to future meetings will be provided as they are available.
ODOT encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to participate in contracts through the Civil Rights Program. ODOT is implementing numerous strategies to position DBEs for success and build a pipeline for future minority workers on the I-205 Improvements Project. ODOT is hosting “Meet the Primes” matchmaking DBE events. In addition, to further DBE program goals, we will ask the project contractor to provide small business capacity strengthening, technical assistance and performance metrics.
COBID-certified DBEs include small businesses that are at least 51% owned by:
Visit ODOT’s Office of Civil Rights DBE webpage for more information.
ODOT has identified over 100 potential DBE and small business construction opportunities as part of the project.
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We are hosting a networking session for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and workforce providers to meet prime contractors, hear about upcoming ODOT construction opportunities, and the project.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the constructability of Phase 1A, which includes the Abernethy Bridge and OR 99E and OR 43 Interchanges. We want your feedback on: bridge translation; traffic control plan—closures, detours, etc; temporary work bridges and access and navigation channel; and drilled shafts. The project will be advertised in December 2021 with bid award in March 2022.
Who Should Attend?
Prime contractors interested in learning more. All contractors are welcome to attend and participate. A separate event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) to meet with prime contractors will be held on Thursday, July 22, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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+1 971-277-1965, 550695635#
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One-on-One Meetings: July 12 and 13
Schedule a One-on-One meeting to provide input on Phase 1A. Email Zachary.DAVIS@odot.state.or.us by Wednesday, July 7 to request a 60–90-minute time slot.
- July 12: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- July 13: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the contracting and construction of the drilled shaft foundations for the Abernethy Bridge, as part of the I-205 Improvements project. Participants provided feedback on shaft construction; work bridge and access; sequence and schedule; and qualifications and contracting.
The project team hosted a Constructability Review Meeting with participation from construction industry partners to receive input on proposed design, specifications, and potential risks. The intent of the meeting was to provide information to interested contractors and subcontractors, communicate TERO program requirements and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) participation goals, and solicit input from industry on the project. This input most notably resulted in Phase 1 being broken out into smaller bid packages.