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Local Contractors and Trade Professionals Invited to Free Workshop

A $143 million dollar bond issue was passed in November to benefit Topeka Public Schools. A portion of those funds will be used for construction and renovation, as well as to upgrade all middle and high school science classrooms.

“This FREE workshop will inform small and minority businesses how they can become involved with the districts improvement projects,” said Glenda Washington, vice president, GO Topeka Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development. “Participants will receive a detailed overview of the scope of the upcoming projects, as well as information on bid security, insurance requirements and performance and payment bonds.”

Project program managers as well as representatives from Topeka Public Schools facilities planning, and purchasing services, the City of Topeka Contractors Licensing Department and Brier Payne Meade will play a role in the workshop.

Contracting opportunities include roofing, landscaping, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structural, steel and precast concrete, industrial building construction, specialty trade, masonry, framing, finishing carpentry and more.

There are no license or bond requirements needed to attend this informative workshop. Food will be provided for registered attendees. Attendees can register for one of two workshops offered 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration deadline is Thursday, January 8.

To register or receive additional information, contact Glenda Washington or Charles Morgan, GO Topeka Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development, at 785.234.2644.

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