New help center will assist small business in taking advantage of available state contract jobs.
Could Your Business Use Help Applying for GDOT Projects?
Following the enactment of the
Transportation Funding Act, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has
moved to privatize many of the projects that were previously handled by the
state and has been actively seeking small businesses to take on these
contracts. This allows small and medium-sized businesses who may not have
worked with GDOT before a chance to become a qualified contractor for the
state, and it makes it possible for the work to be done with more efficiency,
at lower cost, and without extra GDOT overhead. And now, the GDOT has launched
a program designed specifically to aid small businesses in pursuing these
While the department’s website
outlines the process for qualifying as a contractor for Routine Maintenance
Projects, GDOT’s Business Resource Help Center will go a step farther in
helping small businesses identify and respond to project opportunities.
Services available include one-on-one assistance, training, consulting,
targeted matchmaking, and meeting space and computer access.
Once approved as a qualified
contractor, small businesses can bid on a variety of transportation maintenance
projects from the state’s backlog of work, including:
- Concrete slab repair
- Crack sealing
- Drainage work
- Guardrail repair
- Litter pick-up
- Pothole repair
- Right-of-way clearing
- Roadway striping
- Tree trimming
- Vegetation maintenance
to learn more, or call 678-420-5500. The center is located at One West Court
Square, Suite 750 in Decatur.