|Register for CISCO’s Upcoming Free Public Construction Workshop – June 24
CISCO’s next Public Construction Workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 24, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at IBEW Local 701, 28600 Bella Vista Parkway in Warrenville, Illinois. CISCO has partnered with host Power Forward DuPage (NECA-IBEW Local 701 LMCC) and the Department of Labor, Attorney General’s Office and the III-FFC to present an ideal workshop for members of the building trades, employer associations, and public/municipal procurement professionals.
The workshop will feature information on the Prevailing Wage, Employee Misclassification and Freedom of Information Acts, as well as the benefits of Responsible Bidder Ordinances.
Construction News Briefs
Read the May 2013 issue of CISCO’s “Construction News Briefs” – a monthly, one-page publication of news items to keep you better informed of what is happening at CISCO and within the construction industry. This will be emailed to all members. To view this issue, just click here.
|Tollway – CISCO Workshop to Present Construction Bid Opportunities – June 12
The Illinois Tollway and CISCO have joined forces in order to provide contractors and building trades organizations the chance to learn more about the job bidding opportunities, prequalification and contract requirements, and diversity hiring that are part of the Tollway’s $12 billion, 15-year Capital Plan.
This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, June 12 at IBEW 701, 28600 Bella Vista Parkway in Warrenville, IL. The Illinois Tollway and NECA-IBEW 701 LMCC are co-sponsoring this opportunity. Click here for a “Save The Date” notice and stay tuned for more details.
New Loan Program Helps Small, Diverse Firms To Participate in Tollway’s Move Illinois Program
Tollway contractor resources now include the state’s new Small Contractor Bridge Program. The new program provides working capital loans, surety bonding and technical assistance to small contractors, including disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses, to enable these firms to compete for public works projects.
Loans can be used to pay for surety bond premiums, suppliers, equipment leasing, employees and other direct project-related expenses. The 12-month loans have a simple interest rate of 6-8 percent and can be renewed. More information about the program, including how to apply, is available by, clicking here. To learn more about the program, click here.