MOBILE – The City of Mobile is hosting its first Industry Day on Wednesday for engineering, construction and supply firms to learn more about the 2016 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The open house will begin at 4 pm at Government Plaza in the Multi-Purpose Room.
“This Capital Improvement Plan will set into motion more capital improvements in one year than the City has collectively realized in the past decade,” said Mayor Stimpson. “It is imperative that local businesses are aware of these projects that will be bid.”
Earlier this year, the City launched its first Supplier Diversity Program to help minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises overcome challenges that make it more difficult to win contracts and work on City projects.
“If you are a minority, woman or disadvantaged business enterprise, the City needs to be doing a better job of presenting you opportunities for City contracts,” said Mayor Stimpson. “Industry Day will be the first of many opportunities.”
Attendees will hear from directors and staff from the Public Works, Procurement, Planning and Development, and Community and Housing Development Departments on the 2016 capital improvement projects. This year alone, Mobile will undertake nearly 200 projects to repair, replace and construct streets, sidewalks, ditches and parks across the City.
Over the last decade, the City accrued an estimated $250 million backlog of broken or needed infrastructure. The CIP is a three year initiative based on the renewal of the 1% sales tax. It will commit $21 million a year for a total of $63 million over three years. These monies are divided into each of the seven council districts to focus on district-specific and multi-district projects.
The list of 2016 projects can be accessed at www.cityomobile.org.
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