Civil Rights

Upcoming DBE Events

Contact Mary Zimmerman, DBE Support Services Program Manager, with any DBE questions: | 515-450-1278

January 9  10 AM - 11 am

Part I: Accounting Practices for Construction - Webinar

You are running a business and have contractors who are on the road and busy. How do you make time for accounting? In this session, Community CPA's Ying Sa will delve into the unique challenges construction companies face and offer some best practice solutions to optimize financial processes. We will discuss practical solutions based on Community CPA’s construction clients to help with accounting for on-the-road contractors and touch on some critical tax and accounting concepts for the industry, including project cost tracking and budget management. Discover the best practices to navigate construction-specific accounting intricacies.

(Consider registering for Part II: Deciding on a Construction Bidding Budget to get the most out of this presentation.)

January 16  10 AM - 11 am

Part II: Deciding on a Construction Bidding Budget - Webinar

Ying Sa will discuss how you’d decide on your bidding price from an accounting point of view. For example, considering overhead and the costs you will incur; this session will work backwards to figure out your profit margins so you can set a price that works.

February 29, 10 AM - 2 PM

Bid Express Training – In Person

Location: Ames, Iowa

Learn about new features and enhancements as well as:

  • Create an account and do business with the Iowa Department of Transportation (and other DOTs), including bid submittal and procurement walk through
  • Identify work opportunities using Workspace, Proposal Recommendations, and email digest (automatically receive notifications based on work classifications)
  • View historical low, high, and average item prices and perform competitive analysis for specified lettings/items using the Analysis Suite service
  • Create, view, and respond to sub-quote requests (solicited and unsolicited)
  • Navigate the site, view your settings, and browse the Knowledge Center for helpful resources

Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination statutes. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Iowa DOT Civil Rights at 515-239-1111 or by email at


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