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.
We are applying to Federal Highway Administration to utilize a pilot program that allows for a local hiring preference. FHWA is offering the program to help states, local communities and the construction industry by providing contracting agencies with the flexibility to use hiring preferences and/or innovative contracting approaches not otherwise authorized by law.
Pilot program information: Federal Register—Enhancing Highway Workforce Development Opportunities Contracting Initiative »
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.
We are hosting a mandatory pre-bid meeting for all prime contractors and subcontractors to learn more about the first phase of the I-205 Improvements project.
There will also be an opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and workforce providers to network with the potential prime contractors.
The project team presented an overview of the changes and design elements that have progressed since the previous one-on-one constructability review meetings conducted in July 2021.
We hosted a networking session for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and workforce providers who met with the potential prime contractors and learned about upcoming ODOT construction opportunities and the I-205 Improvements Project.
We hosted a networking session for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and workforce providers to meet prime contractors, and learn more about upcoming ODOT construction opportunities, and the project.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the constructability of Phase 1A, which includes the Abernethy Bridge and OR 99E and OR 43 Interchanges. The project is now out for bid with bid award in March 2022.
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.