Newsletter 0081

I. OSHA 30 Training in Español
III. Interested in Becoming a Member?
I. OSHA 30 Training in Español

We are pleased to announce our OSHA 30 Training en Español in October. Member fee is $300 and non-members $450. Our commitment to SAFETY FIRST in our contractor community is a priority for our Association. We look forward to your participation and taking advantage of this great opportunity.    With your support, we will continue to provide quality training programs to emerging contractors.

Please go to our website under the OSHA Training Tab for registration and payment information.

Any questions can be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-401-7317.

Please review the following opportunities from our partner organizations that may be of interest to your companies.
     a) DC Water Contractor  Events
SIH-JV (Lane), a prime contractor at DC Clean Rivers, is seeking disadvantaged, minority and/ or women owned businesses (D/M/WBE) to perform electrical services for the Division J - North East Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT). This event is a part of a series of outreach events geared toward procuring additional D/M/WBE subcontractor participation for our project. Contact  Linda Fennell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
     b) MLK Gateway | Contractors Training
          Series - 09/28/2021 3PM to 4PM
It’s FREE! I’ve gathered The Best of The Best from Menkiti, Consigli, Keystone and HD2.
PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY! Seats are limited……
     Sign up here.
For more information contact:
MIchelle Evans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     c) FMCC Small Business Roundtable
          with  DGS
FMCC Small Business Roundtable
FMCC Small Business Roundtable is pleased to Host a Virtual Session with the Department of General Services
Speaker: Keith Anderson, Director
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Virtual Meeting Details:
Via Zoom Meeting,
Meeting ID: 963 3000 3091
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Learn More about:
Keith A. Anderson is the Director of the DC Department of General Services (DGS), a government agency with a mission to build, maintain and sustain the District of Columbia’s real estate portfolio, which includes more than 191 million square feet of state-of-the-art facilities in Washington, DC.  This work allows the agency to foster economic viability, environmental stewardship, and equity across all eight wards of the city.  With a workforce of just under 700, DGS is responsible for maintaining 844 buildings, including educational, municipal and recreational locations.
The Office of the Director provides administrative support and the required tools to achieve operational and programmatic results across the agency. Divisions within the Office of the Director include Performance Management, External Affairs/Communications, Logistics, Information Technology, Legislative Affairs, and Administrative Services. The Office of the Director is also charged with providing resources for new initiatives and special projects in an effort to support the Executive Office of the Mayor and increase capacity within the agency.
Prior to DGS, Mr. Anderson was the Director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and served as Director of the DC Department of Environment (DDOE) prior to DPR. During his tenure at DPR, Mr. Anderson oversaw the construction and or modernization of 79 recreation projects including recreation facilities, fitness center renovations, and facility security upgrades. He also oversaw the installation of three new tech lounges and the District’s first meditation garden.
Mr. Anderson’s concentration on customer service spurred the implementation of a new registration and permitting system, an expansion of summer camp offerings, and the realization of Mayoral initiatives including the Safer Stronger Summer Enrichment Program at Savoy Elementary, Destination DPR, and reactivation of DPR’s residential campsite in Scotland, Maryland. He also successfully guided the agency through re-accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), awarded for excellence in operation and service.
Mr. Anderson has served several professional organizations, including as President of the D.C. Chapter of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA); the DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA); Chairman of the Principal’s Staff Committee for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program; the Ward 5 Land Transformation Task Force; Chairman of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board; a Board Member the National Association of State Energy Officials.
Director Anderson is a native Washingtonian, a graduate of DC’s public school system, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. He currently resides in Ward 4 with his wife and children.
Knowledge is Power
Fort Myer Construction Corporation Small Business Relationship and Networking Roundtable is intended to foster and promote professionalism and business opportunities through a series of meetings designed for local businesses aiming to grow their skills, and develop professional relationships to help them move their business to the next level.
Benefits to Joining:
  • Introduction to local, federal & private industry procurement experts
  • Information on current and upcoming procurement opportunities
  • Information on available prime and subcontracting contracting opportunities
  • Match prime contractors with subcontractors
  • Forums and education to develop relationships with minority contractors of various trades
  • Networking and more...
Evelyn Ross, Small Business Outreach Program Director
202.636.9535 x2612 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Cell 202.873.4927
D) September 30th Presentation - Five Phased Approach to Successful Small Business Inclusion with Hensel Phelps.



Brad D Lewis - MCA

Corporate Director of Supplier Diversity

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     e) American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70
         Traffic Relief Plan
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT
Accelerate Maryland Partners (AM Partners) invites you to attend a virtual DBE Networking & Matchmaking Event for the American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Traffic Relief Plan.

Please join us for this unique event! Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to:
  • Meet the AM Partners team
  • Learn about the project
  • Understand the Design & Construction (D&C) procurement process
  • Meet the D&C shortlisted contractors
The opening session will be followed by an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with members of the D&C shortlisted teams. When you register for the networking event, simply tell us what scopes of work your firm performs and which contractors/teams you are interested in meeting. A representative from the AM Partners Diversity Team will reach out to schedule a specific time for your matchmaking session. Slots are first come, first served, so sign up now!
Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
f) FMCC Subcontracting Opportunity
FMCC Small Business Outreach Roundtable Potential subcontracting opportunities for certified MBEs & SLMBEs for upcoming WSSC Job. Please download PDF.
III. Interested in Becoming a Member?
Want to take your contracting or construction business to the next level?
Are you a professional services provider who wants to do business with Hispanic contractors?
Become a member today and start receiving immediate benefits.
The Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association is the premiere networking group in the region for Hispanic contractors, vendors and service providers.
For more information, please contact Cely Argueta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 301-401-7317.
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Board of Directors:
Chairman Emeritus:
Alberto Gomez
Prince Construction
Carlos Perdomo
Keystone Plus Construction
Edwin Villegas
Winmar Construction
Vice President
Otto Madrid
JPN Masonry
Tatiana Ahlborn
Absolute Builders
Secretary/Managing Director:
Jose Sueiro
Pedro Alfonso
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Joshua Lopez
CEO Olympic Strategies
and Lopez & Associates
Margarita Dilone
Crystal Insurance
Jessica Elias
Gilbane Construction
Humberto Garces
Green Cosntruction
Jose Ortiz
All State Flooring
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