Cerritos College Seeks Local and Minority Businesses for Construction Projects

A new "bond construction outreach program" helps the college identify local and minority businesses who can help complete taxpayer-funded projects.

Photo courtesy: Cerritos College
Photo courtesy: Cerritos College
The following is a press release from Cerritos College: 

Cerritos College is pleased to announce the launch of its new Bond Construction Outreach Program, which promotes increased participation of local and minority businesses in the college's Measure CC and Measure G construction projects.

"With the Bond Construction Outreach Program, we intend to create growth opportunities for local and minority businesses in the areas of construction, architecture, engineering and professional services," said Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy.

"Local" businesses in the program are defined as businesses that have an office located within one of the 14 communities served by Cerritos College: Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, and Signal Hill.

"Minority" businesses are businesses certified as or eligible for certification as one or more of the following categories: Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).

Cerritos College, with the assistance of its construction program manager Tilden-Coil Constructors, Inc., will be hosting three contractor outreach seminars. The seminars will be held in the Cerritos College Teleconference Center (LC 155).

Friday, October 25 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 31 10-11:30 a.m.
Friday, November 15 10-11:30 a.m.

Detailed information about the Bond Construction Outreach Program can be found: http://cms.cerritos.edu/bcop/

Detailed information about Measure CC, Measure G and the college's Facilities Master Plan can be found: 

Measure CC; http://cms.cerritos.edu/bond/measure-cc-2004-bond-information.htm
Measure G: http://cms.cerritos.edu/bond/measure-g.htm
Facilities Master Plan: http://cms.cerritos.edu/master-plan/

For more information about the Cerritos College Bond Construction Outreach Program, please contact Tilden-Coil Constructors, Inc. at (562) 860-2451 ext.7201.


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