LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Alameda Corridor Business Outreach Program
(ACBOP) is hosting a workshop and networking event to promote an estimated $200 million in Alameda Corridor-related construction contract opportunities for 1999, and provide an opportunity for disadvantaged businesses to form partnerships with prime contractors.
The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Carson Community Center, 801 Carson Street, Hall B, in Carson, CA.
The event includes an Alameda Corridor Update & 1999 Forecast by Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) Chief Operating Officer, Gill V. Hicks; a presentation about ACBOP resources for disadvantaged businesses and prime contractors by program director Diane Casta'o
Sallee; a Job Training Program Update by director Karen Blackwell; and Ronald Tutor, president of
Tutor-Saliba Corp., lead contractor on the $718 million Mid-Corridor Project, who will talk about the successful traits of subcontractors on his team.
Through an aggressive outreach effort, ACTA has exceeded a goal of awarding 22 percent of the total value of its contracting activity to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). The ACTA Governing Board established the anticipated DBE level of participation in 1998.
ACTA, a joint powers authority involving the cities and ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, is mandated to build the Alameda Corridoróa rail cargo expressway linking the ports to the rail yards east of downtown Los Angeles. The $2.4 billion project will speed the flow of cargo and ease roadway congestion by eliminating more than 200 street-level railroad crossings.
The ACBOP is jointly funded by the City of Los Angeles Mayorís Office of Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, and ACTA. The ACBOP is administered by the Los Angeles Minority Business Opportunity Committee
(MBOC), which has identified more than $4 billion in contract awards to minority and women-owned businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
The workshop is free of charge. Registration is recommended. Information: (310) 233-7499.