Fresno event to solicit businesses for rail work

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will award 30 percent of its contract dollars to small businessesThe California High-Speed Rail Authority will award 30 percent of its contract dollars to small businessesWith California's high-speed rail project nearly underway, three companies will be seeking small businesses to help in the effort during an outreach event in Fresno on July 25.


The joint venture team of Tutor Perini/Zachary/Parsons are one of five "shortlist teams" who will be allowed to submit bids to design and construct the first segment of the bullet train project from Madera to Fresno.

 

With their proposal due to the California High-Speed Rail Authority in September, the team is in need of small businesses to serve as subcontractors on the project.

The outreach event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center at 2233 Ventura St.

Besides providing background on their formation and past experience, the TP/Z/P team will talk about subcontracting opportunities for small and disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Reservations can be made via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (213) 891-2965 ext. 102.

The meeting follows a previous event the team held in Fresno to solicit small businesses on June 13.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has set a goal of giving 30 percent of the work on the project to small businesses, including 3 percent to disabled veteran-owned businesses.

The authority is hoping to award the contract on the 28-mile stretch between Madera and the southern end of Fresno in December 2012 while completion of the segment is expected in April 2016.