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 District retained the Winston/Terrell Group, a firm with considerable experience in 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 the community 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 information about the firm. We will continue to provide updates in future newsletters.