IDOT announces March dates for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program workshops


Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is hosting free virtual workshops in March as part of the Building Blocks of Success series for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms interested in bidding on state projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the program are invited.

March workshop dates and topics are:

  • March 2, 10 a.m. to noon: Landscaping- Section 200 of the Spec Book & Traffic Control
  • March 7, 10 a.m. to noon: Avoiding Pitfalls
  • March 9, 10 a.m. to noon: Overhead Rate Calculation, Construction & Professional Services, and more
  • March 14, 10 a.m. to noon: Daily Documentation
  • March 16, 10 a.m. to noon: Force Account (T&M) Work
  • March. 21, 10 a.m. to noon: Getting Paid
  • March 23, 10 a.m. to noon: Construction Materials Requirements (IDOT)

Through Rebuild Illinois, IDOT is helping to deliver the largest capital program in state history. promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in contracting and workforce participation.

The DBE program provides minorities, women and other eligible small businesses opportunities to participate in highway, transit and airport contracts that are federally and state funded. For more information on becoming a certified DBE and learning more about IDOT resources that are available, visit


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