FY 2022 Informational Meeting for USDOT’s Bonding Education Program (BEP) in Michigan

Virtual Session MS Teams
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)

FY 2022 Informational Meeting for
USDOT’s Bonding Education Program (BEP) in Michigan
September 29, 2022 – 2 PM – 4 PM

The Bonding and Education Program is tailored to businesses competing for transportation-related contracts, which include engineering, vertical and horizontal construction, trucking, landscaping and more.

Many small businesses face difficulty in accessing bonding and financing to grow their business. This is a hands-on, multi-component program designed to address what businesses need to do to become bond-ready, obtain capital and eliminate barriers to contract opportunities.

Cohort participants will:
Learn how to obtain/increase bonding capacity
Learn how to gain access to capital
Have one-to-one sessions with local surety bonding professionals and lending institution representatives
Hear from local, state and federal agencies about contract opportunities
Learn about marketing and how to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
Receive one-to-one business development consulting services
Learn about targeted business certifications and associations
Network with prime contractors, agency representatives and each other

Register to learn about the eligibility requirements and hear from past graduates about the value of this program, participation in the next cohort is free.

Registration contact Kathleen Jones; jonesk49@michigan.gov or Ann Williams: Williamsa3@michigan.gov