Friday, July 19, 2013

Media advisory: San Diego Unified School District Hosts Annual Construction Expo

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter 619-546-3378

WHAT:  More than 400 contractors from the construction industry plan to attend San Diego Unified School District's annual Construction Expo next week. Construction Expo 2013 gives San Diego companies an opportunity to learn more about doing business with the school district, and what contracting opportunities are available. There will be more than 30 displays/booths staffed by representatives of the school district, county agencies and professional organizations (see "background").

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Kearny High School's Construction Tech Academy, 7651 Wellington St., San Diego, CA 92111 Media parking will be available adjacent to facility on the southeast corner of the campus off of Linda Vista Road.

VISUALS: More than 30 displays/staffed booths and interaction among attendees and representatives.

INTERVIEWS: San Diego Unified School District's business outreach manager and coordinator who organized and planned the event will be available. Other interviewees include: district staff from Facilities Planning & Construction and Strategic Sourcing (procurement and contracts), as well as representatives of the general contractors, county agencies, professional organizations and local business owners. (English and Spanish interviews available)

The event will give local business owners an opportunity to meet and talk with the district's Facilities Planning and Construction staff that oversees the design and construction of district facilities. The district's business outreach and contracts/procurement staff will also be on hand to answer questions.

The district's top general contractors and consultants will also be on hand to discuss bid requirements and business opportunities with attendees. Harris & Associates, Triton Structural Concrete, URS, Parsons and Turner Construction, Gafcon and Landmark Construction are scheduled to be there.

Information on regional contracting opportunities will be provided by other county agencies including the airport authority, housing commission, water authority, San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center, San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans, and the University of California, San Diego.

Local industry organizations will be there to discuss what they can offer growing businesses. Some of the professional organizations that will be participating are: American Subcontractors Association, Construction Management Association of America, National Association of Women in Construction, Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network, San Diego Job Corps, Minority Supplier Development Council, Women's Construction Coalition, Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, Surety Association of San Diego, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Alliance, San Diego Monitor News, Black Business Boot Camp, Building Construction Trades Council, Construction Managers Association of America, Independent Brokers Association, San Diego Supplier Development Council, Small Business Development Center and SCORE San Diego.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Office: 858-637-3607 | Mobile: 619-546-3378 | E-mail:

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