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CLOSED-WMBE Inclusion Training

Original Date Posted: October 7, 2011 9:33 pm

Due Date: 10/21/2011, 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

WMBE Inclusion Training

WMBE Consultants and on-staff experts

Woman and Minority Business (WMBE)


October 21, 2011, Friday

Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1600

9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Free, no-cost

This training is for: 

·         Anyone interested in strategies and techniques to include woman and minority-owned businesses onto construction project teams.

·         Consultants who are WMBE Experts for construction work. 

·         Consultants who wish to become WMBE Experts

·         Internal staff for Prime Contractors of Public Works

·         Interested subcontractors


Training Purpose: 

This training will guide the audience through strategies, techniques, and perspectives on including WMBE firms within construction project teams.  

·         Understanding the Client

·         New City WMBE Construction Inclusion Plan.

o   Explain how to fill out the form

o   Explain how the City will review and score the form to determine responsiveness

o   Working with your  WMBE Expert

·         Procurement Phase

o   Unbundling work into WMBE friendly components

o   Obtaining subcontract bids

o   Outreach to WMBE firms

o   To-do and not-to-do

o   Building relationships

·         Contractors’ Panel that consists of primes and subcontractors

o   From the prime’s perspective –(the latest winners)

o   From the subcontractor’s perspective

·          You won, now what?

o   Establishing the Team – Owner’s Rep, Prime and WMBE Expert

o   Technical assistance to keep your subcontractor on track

o   Orienting your subs to your business

o   Attending progress meetings

o   Services to keep the WMBE performance on track

·         Tools and Templates

o   Recommended templates that primes can use to solicit bids



If you are interested in attending, please email your interest to 

Carol Wong, City of Seattle,

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