MCDP Starts Sept. 2 in Gulfport

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Jackson, Miss. (September 2, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority kicks off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 2, at Roy Anderson Corp facility, located at 11400 Reichold Road in Gulfport, Miss.
The ten weekly workshops, designed to teach small contractors and businesses practices that will improve their company’s operations and increase their bonding capacity, will be held each Tuesday evening through November 4.
The MCDP workshop series is free of charge and open to all small contractors and businesses, but participants must enroll or already be enrolled in the Mississippi Contractor Procurement Network system (www.mscpc.com) in order to attend. Additionally, each company’s representative must agree to attend eight of the 10 sessions to successfully complete the course.
The 10-week program schedule follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept.2 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Kickoff/Orientation
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Resource Partner Introduction
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Business Planning and Management for Construction
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Construction Accounting and Financial Management
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Marketing, Estimating, Bidding
  • Tuesday, Oct.7 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Banking and Financing for Contractors
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Bonding and Insurance for New and Emerging Contractors
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Project Management and Field Operations
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Claims and Dispute Resolution
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Success Stories: Managing Growth/Graduation Ceremony

The Gulfport workshop series is sponsored by MDA, the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Roy Anderson Corp and The Surety and Fidelity Association of America.
Seating is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register by visiting www.mscpc.com, and select “Events Calendar” and then “September 2.” For more information about the MCDP, please contact Latonia Shirley with MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division at 601. 359.3448 or lshirley@mississippi.org, or Marcia McDowell with the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center at 228.396.1288 or smcpcdirector@gmail.com.

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