Navigating the IDOT Website Workshop

STATELINE -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has several active construction projects in the following counties: Boone, Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. IDOT would like to invite you to Navigating the IDOT Website from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The purpose of this workshop is to provide DBE firms the opportunity to see how to navigate IDOT’s website to search for various information under the different headings such as (but not limited to):

• Contractor Services
• Consultant Services
• Forms & Templates
• Letting & Bidding
• Manual – Memorandums – Rules
• Materials
• OBWD/Bureau of Small Business Enterprise
• Technology Transportation Center

Participants will be able to ask questions or obtain one-on-one assistance during and after the workshop. There is no charge for this workshop, however registration is recommended.

The Navigating the IDOT Website workshop is hosted by the IL PTAC at Rock Valley College, and the Illinois Department of Transportation. This event is FREE to area businesses. Register at:
Additional workshops in the series are designed to provide area businesses assistance that fosters opportunities to participate in transportation related contracts. Future topics include:

• August 14: DBE Certification/Pre-qualification
• August 20: Bonding & Financing
• September 11: Using Excel to Facilitate Estimating & Bidding
• October 17: Plan & Specification Review/Preparing for a Letting
• November 13: Erosion Control for Landscapers & General Contractors
• December 11: Proactive Approach to Trucking

The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Rock Valley College provides no-cost business services to business in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson and Ogle counties. A key partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) enables our PTAC office the opportunity to host all IDOT District 2 training.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or any other government contracting topics, please call Ann Johns at 815-921-2091 or e-mail at

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