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Connect2DOT is a program formed as a result of an innovative partnership between the Colorado SBDC Network and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The program is designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies.

In addition to free one-on-one consulting and business training, Connect2DOT provides online resources and events tailored to construction contractors and professional design, architecture and engineering firms. Whether you're just starting your business and want to explore opportunities with CDOT, or you're an experienced subcontractor looking to grow and expand your business, Connect2DOT has the expertise and resources to help.

// 2018 Connect2DOT Training Calendar

May 8 Connect2DOT: How To Be a Successful CDOT Contractor
Do you have what it takes to work on multi-million-dollar CDOT construction projects?  Do you want to learn the secrets of making money in a highly competitive low-bid construction environment? Join us for an interactive workshop where you'll learn about the best practices of the most successful CDOT contractors. We'll walk you through the top mistakes to avoid and get lessons learned from a former CDOT Region Engineer who is now working as a CDOT prime contractor.   

May 24 Southern Colorado Construction Opportunities Forum
Hear from the movers and shakers of government construction. What are the projects planned for the next year? Which large companies are going to compete for them and how does a smaller company get on the team? You will get all the answers to these questions and more. Join us for free breakfast and for an opportunity to talk with prime contractors.

July 18 Webinar: Connect2DOT — Navigating CDOT Systems for Contracting
This workshop will cover the various systems and online resources for doing business with CDOT. It includes the various ways to find and bid on engineering, construction, and goods and services contracts. If you want to maximize your time online and learn CDOT's various contracting systems, join this webinar for a hands-on look at where to go and how to navigate.  

Aug 22 Connect2DOT: Bonding & Insurance for Contractors
Learn about bonding and insurance for contractors.

Sept 13 Connect2DOT: CDOT Certified Payrolls and LCPTracker
This workshop will help you understand CDOT’s requirements for submitting certified payrolls and complying with federal labor regulations. You’ll also learn how to use LCPTracker, CDOT’s online system for payroll reporting. If you are new to government contacting or need a refresher on certified payroll reporting, this workshop is for you!

For more information on the Connect2DOT program, visit, or request a consulting appointment here.

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