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Minnesota Construction Industry Conference: State contracts and procurement

State contracts and procurement workshops


The Construction Workforce Talent Pipeline
This session is a panel discussion about how contractors can develop and engage in outreach, exposure and exploration opportunities to attract more young people to consider construction careers. This session will include an explanation of the role of registered apprenticeship programs in the development of the construction workforce.
Moderated by Rick Martagon, DLI. Panelists include:

  • Michael Johnson, MDHR
  • Don Mullin, Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Christa Seaberg, JE Dunn

ADMIN and MnDOT - Responsible Contracting Law
This session will address common questions and provide feedback from contractors about how the responsible contracting law is implemented for state-funded construction projects.
Presenters: Jim Cownie, MnDOT and Susan Groth, ADMIN
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ADMIN, MDHR and MnDOT - Workforce and Contracting Goals
This workshop includes a panel discussion about how to state goals for both workforce and subcontracting. Also learn what constitutes a good faith effort when goals cannot be met.
Moderated by Alice Roberts-Davis, ADMIN. Panelists include:

  • Maria Conley, MnDOT
  • Michael Johnson, MDHR
  • Sheila Scott, ADMIN
  • Sean Skibbie, MnDOT

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ADMIN and MnDOT- Best Practices for Leveraging TGBs
This session will provide practical tips to promote diversity and inclusion as part of the state contracting procurement process. It will draw from past experiences of state procurement staff and address useful tips and tools to promote best practices and avoid common missteps.
Presenters: Joyce Brown-Griffin, MnDOT, Betsy Hayes, ADMIN and Justin Kaufman ADMIN
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