The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is inviting certified disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) and small businesses interested in certification to an event on Tuesday, July 25, to connect with prime contractors and learn about subcontracting opportunities for many of the transformational projects over the next two quarters, such as the Red Line Extension (RLE), the All Stations Accessible Program (ASAP), the Western Brown Line station and the multi-phased Forest Park Branch Rebuild.
“CTA has a strong record of consistently connecting disadvantaged business enterprises with prime contractors that have never done business before,” said JuanPablo Prieto, CTA Director of Diversity Programs. “These connections provide immense opportunities for DBEs and small businesses to grow and stabilize. Equity in public transit is more than just about constructing buildings, it’s a mission of the CTA to provide opportunities for businesses that are the foundation of our local economy.”
Tomorrow’s event is the latest in a series of measures taken by the CTA to extend contracting opportunities to help foster economic growth in the communities it serves:
Tuesday, July 25
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
JLM Abundant Life Community Center
2622 West Jackson Blvd
Presentation begins 10:15 am
CTA will continue to host additional outreach events leading up to the start of project work and throughout the project to encourage participation by DBE-certified firms and other small businesses that wish to participate in the project. CTA also hosts various outreach events to connect career-seekers with resources and opportunities in the construction industry.
Anyone with questions about the event can contact CTA’s Diversity Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Firms and individuals interested in participating in the events can learn more here: www.transitchicago.com/diversity-programs/