July 17, 2018

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Supplier Diversity
Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

A Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity
Commitment to Supplier Diversity

The members of the School Board and leadership of the District are committed to ensuring the utilization of diverse suppliers on the $185M Safety, Capacity, Efficiency, Technology, Renovation and Construction Project that was approved by voters of the District in November 2016. The School Board passed a resolution highlighting and reinforcing the District’s commitment to supplier diversity.

View the resolution here

In addition, the District retained J. Beard Management and the Winston/Terrell Group, two firms with considerable experience with vendor relations and coordination, public outreach, supplier diversity and workforce development to assist in that effort.

Substantial progress has already been demonstrated. Professional partners selected by the District have recruited diverse suppliers to their project teams; a minority-owned firm has been selected as one of the Construction Managers for a new elementary school and thousands of dollars have been saved by selecting an experienced and qualified diverse supplier to assist with civil engineering support.

We encourage you and others to participate in this innovative effort to recruit and utilize diverse and qualified suppliers. If you know of a firm that should participate, please encourage their representatives to go to http://msdwtvendorregistrationform.com/ and provide us with information about their firm.

Partnerships That Work

Diversity Meeting
Vendor Diversity Meeting

As a result of that commitment to supplier diversity, the District selected professional partners with a demonstrated record of developing partnerships with diverse suppliers that were tangible and reflected the professionalism needed to make the projects successful.

Professional Partners for our Referendum Construction Projects Include:

  • MBM Construction Services (Marvin Murdock) Owner’s Representative.
  • Beard Management, Inc. and the Winston/Terrell Group Supplier diversity coordinators.
  • Willow Lake Elementary School: CSO Architects
    • Partners: BrainSpaces (WBE) Educational Programming; Jessie J. Wilkerson and Associates (MBE) Architecture; RM Consulting
    • Structural; Context Design (WBE) Landscape Architecture; Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.(MBE) Civil Engineering; KBSO (WBE) M/E Engineering.
  • Willow Lake Elementary: Smoot Construction (MBE), Construction Management
    • Partners: Reprographix, Inc. (WBE) Blueprint Work; America’s Office Source (MBE) Office Supplies; Davis & Associates (MBE) General Construction; Putnam Industries, Inc. (MBE) Leasing.
  • Clearwater Elementary School: CSO Architects
    • Partners: BrainSpaces (WBE) Educational Programming; Jessie J. Wilkerson and Associates (MBE) Architecture; RM Consulting
    • Structural; Context Design (WBE) Landscape Architecture; Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.(MBE) Civil Engineering; KBSO (WBE) M/E Engineering.
  • Clearwater Elementary School: The Skillman Corporation, Construction Management
    • Partners: Blasdell Solutions (WBE) Accounting/Billing; Finch Construction (MBE) Project Engineer; Eastern Engineering Blueprint Work; Paul I Cripe (MBE) Civil Engineering.
  • Eastwood Middle School: Schmidt Associates
    • Partners: KBSO (WBE) Mechanical Engineering; Shrewsberry (MBE/DBE) Civil Engineering; Team Cruiser Supply (MBE)/ Precision Point. Materials / Laser Scanning.  
  • Eastwood Middle School: Hagerman, Construction Management
    • Partners: Powers & Sons (MBE) Superintendent, Safety Director, Pre-Construction Manager; and CorGroup (MBE) Project Engineer.
  • Westlane Middle School: Schmidt Associates
    • Partners: KBSO (WBE) Mechanical Engineering; Shrewsberry (MBE/DBE) Civil Engineering; Team Cruiser Supply (MBE)/ Precision Point. Materials / Laser Scanning.  
  • Westlane Middle School: Hagerman, Construction Management
    • Partners: Powers & Sons (MBE) Superintendent, Safety Director, Pre-Construction Manager; and CorGroup (MBE) Project Engineer.

 

Commitment to Diversity
Supplier Diversity

 

Let Us Know That You Are Interested in Doing Business

By using our Vendor Relations Portal, we will have a record that you are interested in future procurement opportunities; some information about your firm; and contact information in the event that we need to reach you. 

Please take the time to register via our Vendor Relations Portal at http://msdwtvendorregistrationform.com/.  This is the best way to be informed about professional service opportunities with the District.

If you have any additional questions, please contact our Owner’s Representative Marvin Murdock at su.ni1531802873.21k.1531802873twdsm1531802873@kcod1531802873rumm1531802873

Thank you!

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