Georgia Department of Transportation
DBE Supportive Services
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Attendees will learn techniques for efficiently managing a small construction business. Topics to be included are business plan development, growth and cash flow management, bonding and lending strategies
Working with GDOT
General topics for GDOT procurement procedures covered in the introductory workshop are to be expanded in greater detail. To provide contractors better tools, a thorough review of online resources are included. GDOT structure, as well as requirements for working with GDOT are covered.
Estimating Labor Costs
After discovering how to accurately calculate labor and equipment costs for their operations, participants will learn how to incorporate these costs into quantities of unit items. A discussion of Federal prevailing wages (Davis Bacon) is also scheduled.
How to Schedule a Project
Participants will learn proper techniques for project schedule creation. Participant is to complete a construction schedule derived from a unit cost estimate. Items covered will include planning and developing the project schedule, bar charts, basic critical path method and GDOT scheduling performance requirements.
Marketing your Business
Learn how to brand your company, design a website and develop a Capability statement. Understand that costs are not a direct expense but can be good will. Understand community involvement and the positive effect. How market your business in an indirect way.
Participants will learn effective takeoff technique and verification of unit quantities. Instruction includes example exercises. Tips, techniques and methods of estimating road construction, stationing as a takeoff tool and Linear and item category identification are included.
Managing your Business
A contractor’s approach to basic managerial accounting will be included. Participants are to learn techniques for key decision making principals using basic financial reports. Relationships between periodic financial reporting data and daily financial management will be shown.
Estimating Material & Equipment Costs
While examining GDOT standard plans and specifications, participants will learn how to properly estimate material costs for a typical project. Using proven methods, overhead cost allocations will be covered with special attention given to unit costing.
Locating Work Opportunities
Proper methods in preparation of a bid are tantamount to successfully winning the project. Participants will learn steps necessary in the GDOT bidding process and where to find jobs to bid.
This module will assist you in understanding and navigating all the benefits of BID X. It will show you how to set up a profile research past bids as well and submit new ones. It will allow you to understand posting what you do for primes as well as find work that you could bid as a prime.
Contracting with GDOT involves proper contract administration procedures. We will highlight the most important of these including payroll requirements, equal opportunity compliance Contractor’s Performance Report, Fuel and asphalt adjustments and GDOT procedures on billing and payments.