Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

Shook Construction Co. Seeking Participation on Bid For Construction Project in Northeast Ohio

Shook Construction Co. is bidding as a Prime Contractor to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) on Westerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station project (WTDPS) in Cleveland, OH.  The work generally consists of the construction of the Westerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station, and a 36 MGD submersible pump station constructed in the Westerly Storage Tunnel shaft located adjacent to the intersection of Crescent Avenue and West 53rd Street. The project includes electrical, instrumentation & control, HVAC and mechanical work at the WST-2 Site located between the east end of Tillman Ave and the Shoreway off-ramp to West 45th Street and at the WST-3 Site located on the south side of University Road east of its intersection with Scranton Road. It also includes the physical and control interface with the NEORSD Westerly Wastewater Treatment Center.  Project is tax exempt and Davis Bacon prevailing wage rates apply.

This project bids on May 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM, but in order to analyze all quotes and assemble our bid submittal, we are requesting quotes by 10:00AM. 

I am writing to ask for your assistance in our efforts to encourage bidder participation of certified DBE, MBE, WBE & SBE/SBRA subcontractors and suppliers who might be capable and interested in submitting a bid for a portion of this project.  Below is a listing of items in the Scope of Work:

General Conditions, Hauling, Concrete Repair, Concrete Formwork, Sand & Gravel Supply, Ready Mix Supply, Reinforcing Steel, Cast-In-Place Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel Framing, Miscellaneous Metal Fabrications, FRP Fabrications, Fluid Applied Air Barriers, Metal Wall Panels, EPDM Roofing, Caulking & Joint Sealants, Fiberglass Doors, Coiling Doors & Grilles, Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls, Translucent Wall & Roof Assemblies, Hardware, Louvers & Vents, Acoustical Ceilings, Glass FRP Panels, Paint & Coatings, Wire Mesh Partitions, Toilet/Bath/Laundry Accessories, Fire Extinguishers, Lockers, Flagpoles, Prefabricated Building, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Access Control, Video Surveillance, Geotextiles, Geotechnical Instrumentation & Monitoring, Excavation, Concrete-Filled Steel Piles, Drilled Micropiles, Articulated Concrete Block System, Concrete Paving & Pavement Marking, Fencing & Gates, Landscaping & Turf Pavers, Site Utilities, Instrumentation & Controls, Process Piping/Valves/Gates, Pipe Supports and Bridge Cranes.

Linked below is the Shook Construction invitation letter with information on how to obtain/review/download bid documents.  Also linked is Data Sheets 1 & 1a and EPA Form 6100-3 that must be submitted with the bid (prior to bid day is actually preferred). 

Shook Construction can provide assistance with bonding and insurance requirements, including alternatives to bonding and/or insurance requirements for subcontractors if needed. 

If there are any questions regarding this invitation to bid, please contact:

Jennifer Trittschuh
Preconstruction Coordinator

P: 800.705.5251   F: 866.652.7331
E: jtrittschuh@shookconstruction.com | www.shookconstruction.com

Ohio Department of Transportation Hosting Free Business Development Webinars in April – Specific Focus on Firms Currently Working or Actively Pursuing Highway/Road Construction Contracts

The Ohio Department of Transportation is Hosting Free Business Development Webinars in April. There is a specific focus on firms currently working or actively pursuing highway/road construction contracts.

Click the image below to learn more or visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ODI/Outreach/Documents/ODI%20DBE%20Business%20Dev%20Ad%20ODOT_AMM%20Updates%20with%20Hyperlinks.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

City of Cincinnati – Department of Community and Economic Development Announces Bid Opportunity

Knowlton & Mad Anthony Homes

1420 & 1422 Knowlton St

New Construction of four single family homes at approximately 1,100 square feet, two story, two bedroom units with in-unit laundry and one parking spot.

Areas to be bid: Electric, Plumbing, HVAC, Dry Wall, Windows, Flooring, Driveway/Sidewalk, Landscape

30% SBE aspiration goal  

$100,000 of City Capital towards project

Project cost – $774,900

Pre-Bid Meeting:                                 upon request

Bid Acceptance date:                          3/1/2020

Bid Closing Date:                                3/15/2020

Bid Packets Opening Date:                3/16/2020

Project Anticipated Start Date:           4/1/2020

Project Anticipated End Date:            8/1/2020

Contact Michael Chewning if interested in project @ 513-485-9280 or email chewning@8Kconstruction.com

Nestlé holding regional buying events in 2020 – Apply to attend by Feb. 14

Nestlé has a significant presence in the U.S. with eight operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional and Nestlé Coffee Partners and Nespresso. And with over 700 locations in the US alone, Nestlé is constantly looking for innovative suppliers that can help them transform their product portfolio to meet their consumers’ ever-changing needs.

Nestlé will be holding several regional buying events in 2020. Potential suppliers will be apply, be vetted by an internal team, and if their application is selected, will be contacted and scheduled for a “meet and greet” with appropriate Nestlé buyer(s).

Nestlé is strategically looking for suppliers in the following categories (please click on each area to find the specific commodity/service in which Nestlé is seeking suppliers):



Marketing Services

Corporate Services, Legal, Transportation & Misc






If you are a certified woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned or LGBTQ-owned business, who has unparalleled expertise in one or more of the above-mentioned areas, who can help Nestlé create shared value please submit an application by following the link below. Submission deadline is: Feb. 14, 2020.


Turner Construction releases Columbus Bid Forecast

Please see the link below for a bidding forecast for Central Ohio. This will provide a 6 month look-ahead.


Please follow the below link below to communicate your interest & capacity in the upcoming projects. Please communicate through the survey.