ARA News: WV Division of Highways consulting and EDGE/DBE
Aurora Research Associates received official word today that we have been selected for the West Virginia Division of Highways Statewide Cultural Resources Services agreement. Firms on the statewide agreement list can be contracted for projects under a certain dollar figure by the WVDOH without going through the advertisement/bid/selection process. There is still a price negotiation and a contract process, but the statewide agreement helps save time, especially on small projects or those on a short schedule. ARA is one of seven firms selected for a period of two years. As a small and relatively new firm, I consider being selected to be a real accomplishment! I’m also looking forward to working with my former colleagues at the WVDOH again.
I also had my on-site interview for the Ohio EDGE woman-owned business certification last week, and barring any surprises, expect to be certified next week. My onsite interview for the Ohio Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which is the women-owned business certification program for transportation projects, is April 30. From there, I can start to pursue DBE status in West Virginia and other states.
Aurora Research Associates is well on its way to helping ensure your roads and bridge stay safe and efficient, without damaging our irreplaceable historic sites and buildings.