Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprises (DBEs/SBCs)

Connect 202 Partners has formed a team that combines local and national experience with an emphasis on performing work using local firms. Our team fully recognizes the importance of maximizing participation by local and regional Disadvantaged Small Businesses and Small Business Concerns (DBEs/SBCs). Our plan takes a proactive approach to meeting participation goals, and we will identify and award subcontracting and supplier opportunities in a systematic and transparent manner.

DBE Spotlight

Each quarter, C202P recognizes a DBE firm for their outstanding contribution to the project.

C202P’s 1st Quarter 2019 DBE Spotlight is awarded to Endo Steel, Inc.

Endo Steel has multiple contracts on the project and for each contract Endo has been successful meeting the schedule demands and providing quality work. Endo’s crews have responded quickly to urgent changes, upheld and many times exceeding our planned dates. For example, Endo’s efficiency was most evident in the Salt River Segment where we have two half-mile bridges with 16 pier lines each. Endo has been reliable and on schedule tying all rebar cages needed to progress through the column and cap pours. In the I 10 Segment, work has been at night over the freeway and Endo proceeds to build straddle bents over the freeway in less than 10 days which has cut over a week off from the schedule and helps with the moving of traffic (MOT) cost and traffic disruptions. Endo Steel is an integral part of the team and a pleasure to work with. Congratulations!

Pictured Left to Right: Angela Komick (Contracts Manager, C202P), Melissa Abraham (DBE/OJT Compliance Manager, C202P), Gary Werlinger (President, Endo Steel), Ron Dukeshier (Construction Manager, C202P), Walter Fedrowitz (Deputy Project Director, C202P)

Previous DBE Spotlights

There are various types of assistance available to DBE firms interested in working on this project. You can learn more by reading our DBE Resource Guide.

Connect 202 Partners encourages you to visit our Opportunities page and fill out a Notice of Interest Form.

For additional information on Arizona Department of Transportation DBE Certification, please visit: ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance.

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