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Nora Chivers 757-925-3606
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HR-1201

Jan. 26, 2012



NEARLY 150 SMALL, LOCAL BUSINESSES ATTEND SMALL BUSINESS TEAMING WORKSHOP
Attendees learn about contract opportunities associated with the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension Project

Johnson speaks to attendees
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PORTSMOUTH – Locally owned, small businesses came-out in force today, attending the third in a series of workshops designed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to share information about potential contract opportunities associated with the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension Project.

 A Small Business Teaming Workshop was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, sharing how-to’s on subjects ranging from understanding teaming to legal documentation and contract management.  Speakers from ERC partners SKW Contractors, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Skanska USA, shared construction and design opportunities with the at-room-capacity crowd.

“Today was an excellent example of VDOT following through on what we said we would do, back in November,” states Grindly Johnson, right, Chief of Administration for VDOT.  “We are bringing jobs and business opportunities to Hampton Roads – boosting the economy – as a result of this much needed project. VDOT is open for business.” Johnson adds.

The Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension Project is a $2 billion project procured through a public-private partnership between VDOT and Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC).  For more information about contract opportunities associated with the project visit:  http://www.midtowntunnel.org/lets_talk_business.asp



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