Upcoming Contracting, Small Business Training, and Open House Opportunities - Section 3

Below are contracting opportunities with regional Section 3 agencies.  These projects have goals of 10% contracting with Section 3 businesses, 3% of contracting with professional services, and 30% of Section 3 new hires where available.  Please reach out to them if you are interested in participating.    

Contracting Opportunities

Opportunity

Date/Time/Location

Contact

Description/Flyer

WHISPERING PINES PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

There will be a pre-bid meeting on March 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the project site.  Interested contractors should attend the pre-bid meeting. 

Bid Deadline - March 27, 2020 at 10:00AM

To obtain bid documents in electronic format:

nrtessier@gmail.com or 612-213-9859

 

REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Washington County Community Development Agency (the "Agency"), until 10:00 a.m. March 27, 2020 at the offices of the ­Washington County CDA, 7645 Currell Blvd. Woodbury, MN 55125, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor and material for a parking lot construction project to be done at the above mentioned property located in Washington County, including, but not limited to, the following:

SITE GRADING

BITUMINUS PAVING

CURB AND GUTTER INSTALLATION

SITE LIGHTING

LANDSCAPING

There will be a pre-bid meeting on March 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the project site.  Interested contractors should attend the pre-bid meeting. 

Bids shall be on the forms provided for that purpose and according to the contract documents and instructions prepared by the Agency and SAFEngineering.  Interested parties should contact Neil Tessier from the firm located at 3200 122nd Avenue NE, Blaine, Minnesota via email at nrtessier@gmail.com or 612-213-9859 to obtain bid documents in an electronic format.  

 

405 Maryland Avenue West; St. Paul, MN 55117

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Deadline March 23, 2020

Please contact Wanda Coss (612-305-7160) for bid materials. Plans are available to be e-mailed or picked up. If picking up plans, you must call ahead to ensure a plan will be ready. Bids are to be submitted to TCHFH by 5:00 p.m. on the date due (see above). Bids may be mailed (Attn: Wanda Coss), faxed (612-305-7160), or e-mailed (bids@tchabitat.org).

If you have questions regarding the Project specification or what to include in your bid after viewing the bid

documents, please contact the project manager, Jonathan Birkholz, at 612-305-7168.

This project is a new construction single family home. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is looking for qualified companies to bid on: ● Earthwork ● Rain Gutters ● Plumbing ● Concrete ● Drywall Finishing ● HVAC ● Roofing ● Carpet ● Electrical

Project Start: The project will begin mid-May 2020.

1011 Bryant Ave, South St. Paul

Rehab Affordable 8-unit Apartment Building

Scott Dakota Carver CAP Agency

Deadline is March 26, 2020 at 2PM

Due to the extraordinary circumstances with the Coronavirus, the bid opening is postponed until April 16, 2020 at 2pm. If you would like to take part in the virtual bid opening, please email your name, address and phone number to mpolson@capagency.org no later than 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and we will send out the invite. Information for the virtual bid opening will also be added to our website at www.capagency.org. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

 

Michelle Polson, Scott Dakota Carver CAP Agency – 651-322-3518 or mpolson@capagency.org Rehab Affordable 8-unit Apartment Building

RAYMIE JOHNSON TOWNHOMES

REVISED INTERIOR REHABILITATION PROJECT

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

There will NOT be a Pre-Bid meeting on March 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the project site due to the Coronavirus threat. 

We’ll continue to monitor the virus threat and if possible, host a pre-bid on Tuesday, March 24th.  Further information about the 24th will be emailed mid-week next week.  We may need to postpone the bid process for a longer period of time.  For more info, please contact the Washington County CDA at Lea Kangas via email at lea.kangas@ioainc.net

Bid deadline is 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Bid documents will be available starting Monday, March 16th.  Interested parties should contact Lea Kangas via email at lea.kangas@ioainc.net to obtain electronic bid documents.  

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Washington County Community Development Agency (the "Agency") until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at the offices of the ­Washington County CDA, 7645 Currell Blvd, Woodbury, MN 55125, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor and material for the REVISED RAYMIE JOHNSON TOWNHOMES INTERIOR REHABILITATION PROJECT to be done at the above mentioned property located in Washington County, including, but not limited to, the following:

CABINET AND COUNTERTOP REPLACEMENT, PLUMBING UPDATES, and SELECTIVE UNIT FLOORING AND APPLIANCE REPLACEMENTS.

There will be a pre-bid meeting on March 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the project site.  Interested contractors should attend the pre-bid meeting.  A second opportunity to view the project will be held March 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for contractors unable to attend March 17th.  Contractors must RSVP to kathrynp@washingtoncountycda.org for the March 24th meeting.

Bids shall be on the forms provided for that purpose and according to the contract documents and instructions prepared by the Washington County CDA and Inside Outside Architecture, Inc.  Bid documents will be available starting Monday, March 16th.  Interested parties should contact Lea Kangas via email at lea.kangas@ioainc.net to obtain electronic bid documents.  Plans may also be obtained via Minnesota Builders Exchange.

The required submissions include a 5% bid bond or a cashier’s check in lieu of a bid bond, and the completed bid form.  The bids shall be directed to Kathryn Paulson, Washington County CDA, 7645 Currell Blvd., Woodbury, MN 55125, and shall be securely sealed with the outside wrapper reading:  “Revised Raymie Johnson Townhome Interior Rehabilitation Project sealed bid”.  Emailed bids will not be accepted.

Prior to execution of a construction contract, the successful contractor will be required to submit a payment & performance bond in an amount equivalent to 100% of the contract, proper worker’s compensation and general liability insurance coverage.   Proposed date of construction contract letting is April 22, 2020. 

The Washington County CDA reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the contract in the best interest of the Washington County CDA.  The Agency encourages bids from minority and women owned businesses.

SEALED BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the offices of the Washington County CDA, 7645 Currell Blvd., Woodbury, Minnesota 55125.

 

MPHA 2020 Major Projects Please see attachments

Emily VanPatter evanpatter@mplspha.org

612-342-1424

Major Projects 2020

Frerichs Projects - January 2020

Duplex - 2015 23rd Ave. South

Three-Unit Rowhouse - 1600 Penn Ave North

 

Training Workshops, Capacity Building, and Open Houses

 

Event

Date/Time/Location

Contact

Description/Flyer

SBA Emerging Leaders Program

The deadline to apply is March 27, 2020.

More information about the initiative can be found at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders.

To apply in the Twin Cities metro area, go to www.sba.gov/mn and go to the From Our Office section. From there you can download and fill out a one-page application. Send the completed form to Sarah Swenty at sarah.swenty@sba.gov (link sends e-mail) with Minnesota Emerging Leaders Application in the subject line.

Northwestern Minnesota business owners should apply at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders and   contact Sherri Komrosky at sherri.komrosky@sba.gov (link sends e-mail) with any questions.

The SBA is now accepting applications for Emerging Leaders, a free executive-level, mini-MBA style training program in the Twin Cities  and Fargo/Moorhead metro areas. The deadline for small to medium-sized business owners and CEOs to apply is March 27, 2020, and classes are scheduled to begin the last week of April.

The seven-month intensive, entrepreneurship education series is for small, poised-for-growth companies with potential for job creation. It includes approximately 100 hours of class time per participant and expands opportunities for small business owners with access to experienced mentors, workshops, and connections with their peers, city leaders and financial communities.

SBA’s Emerging Leaders has been a catalyst and highly beneficial for small businesses. This is the 10th year the program will be held in Minnesota and recent alumni report positive outcomes, including:

  • 100% would recommend the program to others
  • 62% of recent alumni responding created or maintained jobs
  • 50% increased or maintained revenue
  • 81% reported being profitable

A maximum of 20 Emerging Leaders spots are available and classes will be held every other week from April through October. To participate, small businesses must:

  • Be in Twin Cities, Fargo/Moorhead or the surrounding metro areas
  • Generate revenues between $400,000 and $10 million
  • Have been in business for at least three years
  • Have at least one employee besides the CEO participant
  • Attend 13 workshops and seven mentoring sessions
  • Complete required coursework

https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/organization/sba-initiatives#section-header-18

Foundations in Contracting Workshop

MN Department of Administration and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center

March 3, 17, and 31

Please see FLYER for full schedule and session descriptions.

 

Please contact Christina Nebel-Dickerson at Christina.Nebel-Dickerson@state.mn.us or (651) 201-2629.

 

This series was developed for the small business vendor that is new to the government marketplace. We intend to walk you through the steps to build

your foundation so that when you submit a proposal or bid, you are knowledgeable

in all facets of the contracting process, and confident in your response.

 

The Foundations in Contracting series is free, however, you are expected to commit to 3 full days over the course of one month. There will be some homework along the way to verify the topics are making sense and to ensure we are presenting in a manner that works for the business participant.

Construction Training Program - Neighborhood Development Center TBD for Spring 2020 Rob Taylor - training@ndc-mn.org or 651-379-8432

Please see FLYER.

This class is for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a business in the construction industry.

FORMAT: 6–8 p.m., one night a week

BONUS: 15 hours of free One-on-One Consultation

START: Taking applications for Fall 2019 (Sep/Oct)

LOCATION: 809 Incubator, Confererence room

CERT Certification and Local Government Contracting Workshop

City of Saint Paul

 

4th Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, July 24th from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Rondo Community Library 461 North Dale St.  Saint Paul, MN 55103

 

 

Jef Yang

jef.yang@ci.stpaul.mn.us

651-266-8968

This workshop is important for local and disadvantaged businesses who are interested in contracting opportunities with local government - namely the City of Saint Paul, City of Minneapolis, Ramsey County, Hennepin County.  There are business opportunities worth thousands of dollars with these and other government contracting offices.  This is your chance to find out about them, meet contracting officers, and get in the door.  We can also help you with applying for the various types of certifications (Section 3 and Central CERT), and learn how these certifications can benefit your company.

 

 

Bidding & Estimating Workshops

 

 

TBD

Eastside Enterprise Center

804 Margaret Street

Saint Paul, MN 55106

Workshop is Free

Visit www.tfscorporation.com, then Click on the CONTACT  Button

Call 651-649-4714

E-mail  info@tfscorporation.com

Beginning September 7th, there will be 4 free Saturday workshops in

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Sept. 7       Calculating Prevailing Wages, Benefits, and Payroll Taxes
  • Sept. 14     Estimating Overhead, Direct and Indirect C.O.G.S.
  • Sept. 21    Making Job Cost Adjustments, and Calculating Contingency Cost
  • Sept. 28    Competitive Bidding Strategies

WHO SHOULD TAKE THESE WORKSHOPS?

Any Saint Paul Section 3, MBE, WBE, SBE, DBE, or VOSB businessimage with limited or no estimating and bidding experience.

ONE-ON-ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING:

  • Customizing and Using Computerized Estimating Software
  • Registering with St. Paul Supplier Portal and CERT Program, Section 3 and Other Certification  Programs
  • Developing Business Loan and Cash Flow Financial Projections