CIP Highway Partners
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COOPERATIVE INCLUSION PLAN: (CIP)
With nearly $15 billion worth of highway projects under construction or in development in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the next 10 years, the ability to align contractors with regional highway transportation providers is critical.
The Cooperative Inclusion Plan (CIP) was developed to provide a consolidated structure for area disadvantaged, minority, women, and small businesses and historically underutilized businesses (D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs) to take full advantage of the contracting opportunities in the highly competitive highway construction industry.
The Cooperative Inclusion Plan builds a bridge between the key highway players in the region and the contractor associations to collectively address the lack of disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned, and small businesses and historically underutilized businesses (D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs) participating in highway contracting.
- Expand the pool of qualified D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs certified to perform highway construction
- Increase dollars spent with local D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs in highway construction
- Grow bonding capacity of D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs
- Increase number of D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs capable of serving in prime roles
- Education: Develop greater understanding of key requirements for the highway industry
- Access: Provide D/M/W/SBE and HUB firms with greater access to key industry decision makers. Connect current and potential highway contractors to qualified subcontractors.
- Availability: Expand pool of firms ready, willing, and able to perform highway construction work.
- Capacity: Help strengthen the skill set and business acumen of interested firms.
- Utilization: Expand the participation of firms in North Texas Tollway Authority and Texas Department of Transportation procurements to increase potential use of these firms to perform highway work.