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CIVIL RIGHTS TST

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Mega Project Strategies Created on the Marquette Interchange, Tailored for Mega projects Strategies

Increased media involvement to spread the word on projects:
- Minority radio and television shows
- Newspaper articles on project progress
- Legislative visits
- Minority convention participation
- Neighborhood Sub-consultants

Process Phases
1 Concept Definition
2 Investigation
3 Determination
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Forming Project committees:
- Advisory committees
- Business Development committees
- Labor Development Committees
- Tribal Subcommittee
- Task force on Driver License

Process Phases
1 Concept Definition
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Increased use of community based networks:
- Public Outreach Consultants
- Community-based labor development program through orientation and recruitment.

Process Phases
1 Concept Definition
2 Investigation
3 Determination
4 Final Design

Contract Unbundling:
- Creating Stand-Alone Projects:
- Creating Mandatory Subcontracts:

Process Phases
4 Final Design

Labor Development Program Model - TrANSProgram
- Outreach
- Training
- Job Placement
- Case Management/Retention:

Process Phases
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Inclusive DBEGoal Setting Technique
- Post-Award Secretary Letters to primes reminding of commitment
- DBE firm pre-Assessment:

Process Phases
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Formalized Partnering relationships
- Mentoring Connections Arrangements
- Mentor Protégé
- Joint Venture Agreements

Process Phases
3 Determination
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Bulls Eyes Marketing Strategy

Process Phases
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Outreach to lateral certifying agencies and firms

Process Phases
3 Determination
4 Final Design
Project related meetings include structured networking for prime and subcontractors

Process Phases
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Creation of DBE Contracting Update Newsletters with tally of business and labor participation

Process Phases
Continuous assistance upon request

DBE Certification workshops and individual assistance
- Assisting potential DBE firms through the DBE certification process

Process Phases
Continuous assistance upon request

Expedited DBE certification

Process Phases
Continuous assistance upon request

Civil Rights and Compliance Tracking System (CRCS) (monitoring and tracking tool)
- Shows all firms when the prime is paid
- Tracks all employees on all prime and subcontractors payrolls to the person, hour and dollar

Process Phases
5 Preconstruction Admin

Pre-bid meetings
- Mandatory attendance for primes
- At community locations

Process Phases
5 Preconstruction Admin

Development&Inclusion of Contract Specifications
DBE condition of award
Training contract specification-new employee orientation:
Training contract specification-contractor involvement in TrANS:
Training contract specification-labor mentor protege
Contractor specification – use of certified electronic payroll

Process Phases
5 Preconstruction Admin

Training Workshops on the following
Certification Process
Consultant Selection Process
WisDOT bidding process
How to bid as a Prime
How to quote as a Subcontractor
Certified Payroll Training
Tracking Actual Payments
Trucking guidelines (Federal & state)
DBE bonding workshops

Process Phases
4 Final Design
5 Preconstruction Admin

Updated DBE Office Draft

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