Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Hosts Annual Construction Expo

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Hosts Annual Construction Expo
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378
July 21, 2015

WHAT:  Hundreds of contractors from the construction industry plan to attend San Diego Unified School District's annual Construction Expo tomorrow. Construction Expo 2015 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 50 displays/booths staffed by representatives of the school district, county agencies and professional organizations. (See "More Details" below).

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Kearny High School's Stanley Foster School of Engineering, Innovation and Design (formerly Construction Tech Academy), 7651 Wellington St., San Diego, CA 92111
Media parking will be available adjacent to facility (southeast corner of the campus off of Linda Vista Road).

VISUALS: More than 50 displays/staffed booths, two workshops, 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.)

MORE DETAILS: New, this year, are two workshops for the participants. "I'm at the Expo, Now What?" is a brief overview of how to make the most of your time, be strategic about what booths to visit, and why. The second session is "Prime Panel," a panel of San Diego Unified prime contractors who explain what it takes to bid successfully.

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

San Diego Unified's top general contractors and consultants will also be on hand to discuss bid requirements and business opportunities with attendees. Information on regional contracting opportunities will be provided by other county agencies. Local industry organizations will be there to discuss what they can offer growing businesses. Some of the professional organizations.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

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