Are you interested in contracting with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)? This workshop is a great introduction for firms just getting started and wanting to learn how to do business with CDOT. You’ll find out what they buy, how they put out solicitations for goods and services and where to find contract opportunities. It includes a discussion about CDOT’s small business programs (DBE and ESB certification) and how they can help you become more competitive in bidding and teaming on CDOT projects.
Get an inside look at how CDOT operates and what they buy Learn the different contracting methods CDOT uses and how you can participate Discover where to find contracting opportunities that fit your business Develop a strategy for becoming a CDOT contractor, consultant or supplier.
Jesse Esparza – East Colorado SBDC Business Consultant
As the CEO of Morning Sun Enterprises LLC, Jesse has provided guidance and supported a variety of individuals, organizations and companies. At the present he is a certified bilingual(Spanish & English) counselor to the Latino Chamber, a certified bilingual counselor and business advisor to the East Colorado, the Boulder and North Metro Small Business Development Centers, providing one on one services to individuals as well as group classes in business planning and start-up seminars.
He has counseled and provided needed services and resources to over 400 new potential and existing entrepreneurs. He has participated as a Board member of the Carbon Valley Chamber in Firestone, Colorado and the President of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Boulder County Work Force. His professional career has included 31 years as an educator 21 of those years as a principal. His leadership skills include helping individuals improve their performance, cross-cultural education, improving organizations, business development, and tapping potential and appropriate resources. He was the Colorado Small Business Development Center volunteer of the year in 2007 and the Small Business Development Center Counselor of the Year in 2009.