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Good Faith Effort: What is its purpose?
Published on 01/27/2009
There has been a lot of argument and confusion over the purpose of the good faith effort. Some of the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) and DVBE (Dis... (Continue reading)
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Cold Milling: A construction service in high demand
Published on 01/27/2009
For decades, cold milling (also referred to as cold planing) has been a construction service in high demand with little supply of available contractors. Wi... (Continue reading)
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What does "Commercially Useful Function" mean and how can it affect my contracting business?
Published on 01/27/2009
When prime contractors attempt to procure disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), disabled veterans business enterprises (DVBEs) and small business ente... (Continue reading)
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Small Businesses can expand services with Water Pollution Prevention Programs
Published on 01/27/2009
In today's society, there is an increasing awareness and concern regarding the consequences of human progress on the environment. For years, the federal an... (Continue reading)
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Caltrans Increases DVBE Contract Goals on Highway Projects to 5%
Published on 01/27/2009
Goals increased because Caltrans has failed to meet annual DVBE goals in each of the past 3 years

The California Department of ... (Continue reading)
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A case for maintaining race-conscious disadvantaged business programs
Published on 01/27/2009
In a year when the two leading candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race are a woman and a black man, we are reminded of how far the United St... (Continue reading)
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Soil Contamination and Remediation for Construction Contractors
Published on 01/27/2009
A construction site's ground cover is sometimes contaminated with toxic materials, posing a hazard to individuals working on the site and the environment i... (Continue reading)
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A Contractor's Guide to Surety Bonding
Published on 01/27/2009
In order to bid or perform work on a government-funded project, prime contractors are required to provide guarantees to the contracting agency and the subc... (Continue reading)
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Five Keys to a Successful Partnership
Published on 01/27/2009
When it comes to the government contracting market, it is often fruitful for prime contractors to build working relationships with small, disadvantaged, an... (Continue reading)
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Trade Info for Construction Contractors
Published on 01/29/2008
Sometimes, a construction site’s ground cover is contaminated with toxic materials that pose a hazard to individuals working on the site and the environm... (Continue reading)

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