Teaming With Primes

When it comes to finding consultant opportunities on highway design projects, teaming is the name of the game. These types of projects are being discussed in board rooms and back rooms long before they are advertised to the public. As a small business owner, it's critical to build solid relationships with CDOT Project Engineers and prime consultants so they know who you are, what you can do, and how they can include you on their next proposal or project. Most prime consultants tend to use the same subconsultants on multiple projects because they are familiar and proven. The key is to become one of these "go to" consultants with as many prime consultants as possible.

Getting the process started is all about networking and making contacts. Make sure you have a professional capabilities statement about your company and then get out and attend events, make personal phone calls, set up one-on-one meetings, send introductory emails, visit project sites, and make yourself known!