Free Event is May 17-18

Bidding and Estimating 101 is a free, two-evening seminar for contractors in the construction trades who are doing business -- or interested in doing business -- with the city and the city-county schools.

5-7 p.m. Weds. & Thurs., May 17-18, 2017
The Enterprise Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Hosted by the City of Winston Salem, the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and The Institute.

Tentative agenda

Day One, May 17: Bidding with the City of Winston-Salem

5 - 5:15 p.m.: Refreshments 

5:15 p.m. Welcome & Overview
Evan Raleigh, Director, Office of Business Inclusion & Advancement, City of Winston-Salem 

5:25 - 6:25 p.m.: Bidding with the city of Winston-Salem
Jerry Bates, City/County Purchasing Director
Topics: How to prepare and submit a proper bid, insurance requirements, locating bid documents, basis of award, bid tabs, pre-bids, reoccurring contracts, responding to a solicitation request, returning a signed contract, etc.

6:25 - 7 p.m.: M/WBE Program Overview
Tiesha Hinton, Business Inclusion Manager, City of Winston-Salem
Topics: M/WBE Program policy, vendor registration, notification of bid opportunities, discretionary spending, goods and services, etc.

Day Two, May 18: Bidding with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools/Bidding Estimating 101

5 - 5:15 p.m.: Refreshments 

5:15 p.m.: Welcome & Overview
Tiesha Hinton, Business Inclusion Manager, City of Winston-Salem 

5:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.: Bidding Opportunities
Colon Moore and Barry Motsinger, Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Topics: upcoming bond projects, past projects, reoccurring bids, insurance requirements, bonding, etc. 

5:50 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Bidding & Estimating 101
Richard Brown & Alyssa Mako, The Institute
Topics: introductory estimating approaches for informal and formal projects, interpreting plans, developing the best practice for your business, etc. 



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