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Upcoming Events




Wednesday, May 11, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 843 6334 3047

Passcode: 946319 | Click to Join >>

+1 (253) 215-8782

(United States - Tacoma)

Click to view the Meet the Primes Event Presentation​

​Meeting Purpose
Learn about upcoming ODOT construction projects in Region 1, and build relationships between prime contractors and subcontractos for future teaming opportunities​
​On the Agenda
4:00 - 5:00pm
Project overviews.  Details will be provided on ODOT projects going to construction in the Portland metro area from 2022 through 2025.
​Who Should Attend?
All interested prime contractors and subcontractors are i​nvited to attend.
​5:00 - 6:00pm
Networking event.  ​This will be an opportunity for prime contractors and subcontractors to meet in small groups.

How to Participate

​No registration is required!  Join us on May 11, 2022 at 4:00pm by clicking this link.  Questions?  Reach out to Tova Peltz, Region 1 Project Delivery Manager, at (503) 731-3131 or

Emerging Small Business (ESB) Certification Workshop

Region 4 On-site Certification Event

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Central Oregon Community College, Redmond Campus

2324 SE College Loop Redmond, Oregon

​ESB Certification is a 12-year program designed for Oregon small businesses seeking opportunities in state and local government contracting.

Join the meeting to learn more about:

  • ​The Application Process and Certification Program
  • Contracting with ODOT
  • Registering in ORBuys
  • Government Contracting
To qualify, a business must:
  • Be located in Oregon;
  • Be independent business and not a subsidiary;
  • Be properly lisenced and legally registered in the state of Oregon;
  • Have average annual gross receipts from the last three years not to exceed:​​

Tier I
<19 employees​
<$1,925,199.64 for construction
<$770,079.85 for non-construction
Tier II
<29 employees
<$3,850,399.31 for construction
<$1,283,466.43 for non-construction

If interested in applying bring the following in either hard copy form or electronic. 

  • Most recent three years of business federal tax returns
  • Company profile
  • Professional lisences
  • Corporate/Business documents
  • Equipment list
Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity

2022 ODOT Disparity Study Town Hall Meetings

  • ODOT and Keen Independent Research will be providing public presentations on the draft 2022 Disparity Study Report.
  • All public comments are welcome.
  • Six virtual town halls representing the five ODOT regions and one statewide meeting have been scheduled.
  • See the 2022 ODOT Disparity Study web page for more information: 2022 ODOT Disparity Study - Keen Independent Research

Virtual Town Hall dates and links:

​State/Agency: Monday, May 23 - 2-3:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Region 1: Tuesday, May 24 - 3-4:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Region 2: Wednesday, May 25 - 3-4:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Region 3: Thursday, May 26 - 10-11:30am
Join Zoom Meeting
Region 4: Tuesday, June 7 - 1-2:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Region 5: Friday, June 10 - 10:30am-12pm
Join Zoom Meeting

SBDC is offering a limited number of web based classes - some for FREE.  Firms located anywhere in Oregon can participate in these electronic class offerings.  Call Chemeketa's Small Business Development Center at (503) 399-5088 for detailed calss information.

View the PDF for More Information

​Construction apprentices are encouraged to participate in a free online training regarding worker health.

Construction Worker Health Training

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