DEN Newsletter with Resources for Businesses

January 31st, 2022

Our community partners at DEN shared their newsletter from January 28, 2022. There are great business resources for businesses that would like to engage with the airport.

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DEN Commerce Hub — Business Opportunities 

  What is the Commerce Hub

Commerce Hub acts as a resource for small businesses and champion efforts that improve policy, increase access, and position firms to bid on projects across all DEN departments.


Empowering minority-owned, women-owned and small enterprises to grow their business at DEN by providing guidance and a supportive environment.


Where minority-owned, woman-owned and small business thrive in the prosperity of the airport and the city.

  Services Offered

Giving the certified business community every chance to capitalize on opportunities. Commerce Hub provides professional services through three key areas of opportunity: construction/construction-related services (inside and outside the airport), concessions programs (food and beverage, retail, and services), and goods and services.

Resource Center. Commerce Hub provides education on financial matters as well as specific ordinances, software services, insurance needs, and procurement processes, among other important aspects.

Certification and compliance. Small business programs and opportunities exist at the airport for certified businesses. Commerce Hub will help determine whether certification is right for your business and then refer you to the appropriate agency to guide you through the process.

Outreaching and networking. Through multiple sessions offered all year long, you can connect to industry experts, community entrepreneurs, and Prime companies already doing business in the airport.

Referrals: You will gain guidance, assistance, and solutions to any aviation-related questions or issues through referrals from Commerce Hub to community partners as well as city, state, and federal agencies.

Partnership with the Division of Small Business Opportunity: Our mutual principles in helping small and minority-run businesses works to ensure equal opportunities.

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Assistant Director of the Commerce Hub

Denver International Airport

8500 Pena Boulevard

Denver, CO  80249-6340


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January 28, 2022

Future Opportunities

Visit DEN’s Projected Competitive Contracts / Forecast page to see all details related to each procurement opportunity.

Sign up today to receive bi-weekly notifications from the DEN Commerce Hub on all DEN future opportunities.

DEN’s Current Procurement Opportunities

Visit Bidnet for more information and to register for their email notifications.

·    DEN Live Agent (Visual Engagement Platform)

·    1-3 B East Expansion Food and Beverage Marketplace

·    Special Inspection Services

·    Quality Assurance Services – SBE

·    On-Call Wayfinding Design Services 2021

·    Life Safety Smoke Control Systems Testing

·    Quality Assurance Services

·    2022 Annual Landside Pavement Rehabilitation

Join the DEN Family!

The city is hiring 100 people a week, filling positions that are the highest priorities in each department/agency. That also means that we’re posting 100 new positions a week. If you have friends and family who have applied in the past, encourage them to apply again! Here’s how you can help:

Share the Denvergov Jobs page with your friends on your social media channels.

Follow the city’s Jobs pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and share their daily job posts on your social media channels. This will help our job postings get seen by more people. More information

Register Today  Coffee Chat @ DEN is a 30-minute casual conversation with Neil Maxfield from DEN to discuss DEN’s desire to investigate and potentially contract for the conversion of some of DEN’s oil & gas wells to produce renewable energy. February 10 at 8:30 a.m. More information

Register Today  The Taking Flight at DEN Virtual Outreach is a 75-minute presentation (Q&A) highlighting the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification process.

This virtual workshop will provide an in-depth review of the ACDBE certification program, the requirements of ACDBE certification, and the dynamics of small business participation at the airport. February 10 at 1 p.m. More information

Register Today  DEN is seeking offers from qualified developers, investors, and users for both hospitality and retail development at West Approach through a long-term ground lease. DEN will entertain offers for hospitality and/or retail development on any available land parcels. February 15 at 9 a.m. More information

Register Today  Join DEN at Meet the Primes, a free networking opportunity intended to bring together General Contractor Primes working at DEN and help connect them with local, small, and historically underutilized firms. The Primes will share their prequalification requirements with the attending firms; create relationships; share best practices. February 17 at 1 p.m. More information

Sign Up Today – Here at Denver International Airport (DEN), one of the four guiding principles of our Vision 100 Plan is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). It’s an important topic for employees and our community—one we only seek to understand first so that we can then promote, adopt, and celebrate. DEN must ensure that we don’t just talk about our commitment—we must consistently demonstrate it in all our business practices, which includes DEN’s procurement evaluations.

The DEN Commerce Hub is recruiting community members to serve as Community Panelists on DEN procurement evaluation panels. DEN is committed to a fair and impartial procurement process and to helping small businesses succeed. As a volunteer member of a procurement evaluation panel, you will help the airport select the most qualified, responsive, and responsible proposal while also gaining insight into the DEN procurement process and an understanding of elements that make a proposal successful. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, sign up today.

City and County of Denver – More information

2022 DOTI Bagels-n-Business – Are you a small, minority or woman owned professional services/construction consultant, contractor or vendor in the Transportation and Infrastructure Industry? Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure are committed to the utilization of certified small, minority and women owned business. February 8 at 8 a.m. More information

Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) Webinar: Understanding Certification – The Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) offers free monthly webinars for small businesses interested in learning about obtaining certification with the City and County of Denver. These sessions cover a number of topics including: overview of the DSBO program, certification types and benefits, required documentation, the importance of NAICS codes, and how to streamline the process. February 8 at 11:30 a.m. More information

Denver Metro SBDC – More information

Bonding Basics for Construction Contractors – Join us for a introductory workshop about bonding for construction contractors who want to work on government construction projects. Bonding is a requirement for most general contractors and subcontractors so you need to know how to get it and who can help. Tom Patton with Evergreen Surety will help you understand who needs to be bonded, how you can get bonded, and where to go for bonding. You’ll also learn how to maintain and increase your bond over time. February 3 at 10 a.m. More information

HCC Contractor Academy – More information

Operations Planning – Topics covered during this course include material and equipment management in logistics as well as managing manpower, effective time management, operation, labor tracking and project startup. Change management, scope change, labor cost tracking and productivity will also be discussed. Participants will also learn how to track project trends, schedule and estimate. February 5 and 12 at 8 a.m. More information

Hensel Phelps – Colorado Convention Center Expansion – More information

Pre-Bid Meeting Bid Package # 6 – Hensel Phelps invites you to join us for a virtual pre-bid informational meeting for the City and County of Denver’s Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project. This bid-package provides the opportunity for early involvement with smaller break out packages to engage MWBE’s as first-tier trade partners. MWBE’s are highly encouraged to attend to learn more about the specific opportunities available. February 17 at 9 a.m. More information

Mortenson – More information

Coffee with a Contractor – Are you hoping to network with a top-ranked Construction Manager / General Contractor in Colorado? Are you a small, minority, woman, disadvantaged, emerging or veteran owned subcontractor/supplier in the construction industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then register today and join Mortenson in an intimate setting where you can meet, mingle and sip a cup of coffee with them! February 3 at 8:30 a.m. More information

RTD Small/Disadvantaged Enterprise Advisory Council – More information

The February S/DBEAC will focus at the upcoming contracting opportunities at RTD for 2022. February 23 at 9 a.m. More information

Saunders Construction – More information

Saunders Construction will be hosting a Subcontract Outreach for firms interested in learning more about upcoming work with their Express Services and Healthcare Services team. February 17 at 3 p.m. More information

The Commerce Hub is advertising our events and training programs through DEN’s Linkedin page. Would you please help us get the word out on the fantastic opportunities we are offering by showing these posts some love? Make sure you follow us on the DEN’s Linkedin page and give us a like, comment, or reshare with your network.

DEN Commerce Hub | 8500 Pena BlvdDenver, CO 80249

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