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Projects & Clients

Contractors & Engineering – DBE/MBE/SBE Compliance

Skansa

PBS&J, AN ATKINS COMPANY

ABG was contracted to provide public involvement and community outreach services to this national company of the world's 11th largest international design corporation.

Skansa

SKANSKA

$120 million Tampa International Airport Outbound Baggage Handling Project

ABG was contracted to coordinate all contractor outreach meetings, and oversee W/MBE matching with prime contractor and second tier subcontracting opportunities. ABG compiled, developed and maintained MBE compliance monitoring reports, and reviewed and confirmed W/MBE certification documents. ABG exceeded the projected DBE project goal by 20 percent.

Skansa

MATHEWS DIVISION OF HARDIN CONSTRUCTION LLC

$19 million Tampa International Airport Baggage Claim Project

ABG was contracted to coordinate and manage W/MBE utilization and reporting for this TIA project.. ABG assisted in exceeding W/MBE goals for the project.

Beck Construction

BECK

ABG was engaged to provide DBE outreach services. These included assisting in certification and support services, identification matching, monitoring of second tier DBE opportunities and providing assistance with bonding and insurance for DBEs as needed. ABG also provided project administration and conflict resolution services under this contract. ABG served as the contractor's DBE liaison to the Aviation Authority.

Skansa

COVANTA ENERGY

$100 million Resource Recovery Facility Project

ABG was contracted to manage DW/MBE outreach and reporting for this new project.

Clark Construction

CLARK CONSTRUCTION/MICHAELS DEVELOPMENT

$35 million Multi-family Complex Project

ABG was contracted to assist Clark Construction and Michaels Development in identifying Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) for this multi-family complex. Additionally, ABG assisted with related dispute resolution matters and provided technical assistance to MBE firms.

Government Consultant Services

Selmon Expressway

TAMPA - HILLSBOROUGH CO. EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY

$300 million Reversible Elevated Lanes Project - Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway

ABG was contracted to provide SBE consultant services and implement the Small Business Enterprise program. Services included monitoring SBE utilization on fifteen individual projects, conducting outreach and matching of SBE firms with prime contractors, and developing and maintaining a web-based database of potential bidders, and vendors. ABG assisted in dispute resolution and developed and presented annual reports for the Expressway Authority Board. ABG coordinated all informational meetings between subcontractors and prime contractors and met with Expressway Authority project managers on a weekly basis.

Front Porch

OFFICE OF URBAN OPPORTUNITY - FRONT PORCH

Department of Community Affairs

ABG was contracted as project administrator for the Front Porch Microloan Program. The project included managing and coordinating the award of Microloan funds to private non-profit organizations throughout the State of Florida. ABG also provided training and technical assistance to enhance the Microloan Program.

Hillsborough County Public Schools

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

$200 million New Construction and Maintenance Programs

ABG was engaged to provide outreach and advocacy services to SBEs who were interested in the Hillsborough County School District's new construction and maintenance programs. Services included working with construction managers and architects to ensure participation of SBEs on projects. ABG was also responsible for communicating the HCSD Encouragement Plan to interested MBE/DBE firms, providing bid notices and information on upcoming projects to potential vendors, and providing conflict resolution services as needed between the Construction Manager and SBEs.

Training Programs

FLDOT

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

ABG was selected to develop HUD Section 3 and M/WBE training and facilitate training for more than 160 sub-recipients.

FLDOT

FAMU - FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Construction Management Bond Guarantee Program

ABG was contracted to coordinate training, bonding assistance and related technical assistance services to Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprises. ABG successfully administered the Construction Management and Bond Guarantee Program for eight years. ABG also assisted numerous DBEs with certification, bonding, bidding and estimating, and coordinated the solicitation and identification of potential DBE firms to encourage them to participate in the FDOT Construction and Procurement Program.

Skansa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Small Contractor Development Project

ABG was contracted to provide Small Business Training for contractors to enhance their capacity and access to bonding and contract opportunities.

Clearwater Housing Authority

CLEARWATER HOUSING AUTHORITY

ABG was contracted to provide customized training in team building for senior management staff.

St Petersburg Housing Authority

ST PETERSBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY

ABG was contracted to provide customized training in diversity and team building for senior management staff and Board members.

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