FDOT DBE Specialized Development Program
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS District
Office of Supplier Diversity
Engaged to provide outreach and advocacy services to interested SBE's interested in Hillsborough County School District’s $200 million New Construction and Maintenance programs. This includes working with construction managers and architects to insure participation of SBE’s on projects. Additionally, communicating the HSCD Encouragement Plan to interested MBE/DBE firms, as well as, providing bid notices and information on upcoming projects and assisting with resolution of conflicts as needed between CM and SBE.
FAMU - FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Construction Management Bond Guarantee Program
ABG was selected to coordinate outreach and training for Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (S/DBE) interested in participating and bidding on FDOT funded projects. This project involves coordinating outreach efforts to prospective S/DBE and providing education training in construction management and referrals for technical assistance and bonding.
TAMPA - HILLSBOROUGH CO. EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY
$300 million Reversible Elevated Lanes Project - Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway
Ariel Business Group was contracted to provide SBE consultant services and implement the Small Business Enterprise program. Services included monitoring SBE utilization on fifteen individual projects, conducting outreach and matching of SBE firms with prime contractors, and developing and maintaining a web-based database of potential bidders, and vendors. Ariel Business Group assisted in dispute resolution and developed and presented annual reports for the Expressway Authority Board. Ariel Business Group coordinated all informational meetings between subcontractors and prime contractors and met with Expressway Authority project managers on a weekly basis.
OFFICE OF URBAN OPPORTUNITY - FRONT PORCH
Department of Community Affairs
Ariel Business Group was contracted as project administrator for the Front Porch Microloan Program. The project included managing and coordinating the award of Microloan funds to private non-profit organizations throughout the State of Florida. Ariel Business Group also provided training and technical assistance to enhance the Microloan Program.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Ariel Business Group was selected to develop HUD Section 3 and M/WBE training and facilitate training for more than 160 sub-recipients.
CLEARWATER HOUSING AUTHORITY
Ariel Business Group was contracted to provide customized training in team building for senior management staff.
ST PETERSBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY
Ariel Business Group was contracted to provide customized training in diversity and team building for senior management staff and Board members.