Hensel Phelps, the general contractor/construction management firm, has an 18% minority- and women-owned business (M/WBE) project goal for Phase I. Hensel Phelps and DEN have partnered with minority-serving industry organizations to help bring awareness, networking, education and training opportunities to all certified firms. 

DEN is committed to a strong partnership with our business community and to ensuring local businesses have viable opportunities in building DEN's future. The City and County of Denver and DEN procurement procedures are designed to be fair, transparent, and allow competition to thrive. We will continue to work hand-in-hand with the DEN Commerce Hub and Denver’s Office of Economic Development and Opportunity (DSBO) to ensure the public is aware of opportunities to work on the Great Hall Completion Project. DEN aims to foster these efforts by including information regarding opportunities and outreach events. 

Below are some resources and opportunities to be part of this historic project.

Bid Opportunities

Bid Packages for DEN Great Hall Construction and General Requirements

Click HERE for a list of Great Hall Project opportunities. If you have any questions or would like more details on a package, simply click on the name listed in the Great Hall Contact column to email that team member directly. 

You can also email questions to [email protected]


Awarded Contracts


Upcoming Outreach Events

Upcoming Hensel Phelps Hosted Outreach Events

Previous Hensel Phelps hosted outreach events:

  • Great Hall Completion Project Kickoff – 2/11/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (multiple scopes) – 3/25/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (MEP Trades) – 5/20/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (Baggage Handling Systems Electrical/Low Voltage) – 8/05/2020
  • Capital Project Virtual Workforce event - 10/23/2020
  • Outreach & Pre-Bid event for DEN Great Hall (Electrical & Insulation Scopes) - 11/17/2020
  • Hensel Phelps/WORKNOW - Gear to Go  Workforce Event – 12/16/2020
  • Great Hall Project Phase 2 Kickoff – 2/18/2021
  • Pre-Bid Outreach Event for DEN Great Hall (multiple scopes) - 3/18/2021
  • Pre-Bid Outreach Event (Mod 2 Escalator Area Buildout) - 5/13/2021 
  • Hensel Phelps Safety Week Events (in observance of National Construction Safety Week) - 6/9/2022
  • Hensel Phelps Trade Partner Circle - 6/9/2022
  • Great Hall Completion Phase Kick-off Event - 7/12/2022
  • Completion Phase Bid Package 01, MWBE Pre-Pre Bid - 7/19/2022
  • Completion Phase Bid Package 02, MWBE Pre-Pre Bid - 7/21/2022
  • 3C - Interim Ticketing Bid Package 01 MWBE Pre-Bid - 8/25/2022 
  • Trade Partner Circle - 9/8/2022 
  • 3A - CEEA Bid Package 01 MWBE Pre-Bid - 10/5/2022 
  • Trade Partner Circle - 10/20/2022 
  • 3C - Interim Ticketing Bid Package 01 MWBE Pre-Bid - 10/26/2022 
  • 3B - Bid Package 05 Interior Buildout & Finishes MWBE Pre-Bid - 12/15/2022
  • Mod 1 East Bid Package 06 MWBE Pre-Bid - Feb. 15, 2023
  • Mod 1 Bid Package 07 MWBE Pre-Bid - Feb. 22, 2023

See below for a list of Workforce outreach events 


DSBO/MWBE Resources

Hensel Phelps’s goal for M/WBE participation on this project is 18%.

For small businesses, visibility plays a key role in developing new relationships and securing new opportunities. Obtaining a minority or women-owned business (M/WBE) certification as another tool that can be used to help increase that visibility. We strongly encourage all eligible firms to become certified as a M/WBE with the City and County of Denver's Economic Development Office. For information about Denver's M/WBE Program -- including certifications, training, events, and a full database of M/WBE certified companies, visit the links below:

Denver’s MWBE Certified Vendor Directory

Denver’s Training Class Schedule

MWBE Certification Information

​If there is any way Hensel Phelps can assist you with this process, please email [email protected]


Workforce and Professional Development

Hensel Phelps is committed to providing Workforce and professional development support to future and current employees of the Great Hall Project. Whether you are a career seeker, emerging leader or trade partner engaged with the Great Hall, Hensel Phelps is committed to connecting you to opportunities for career development.

Career Opportunities

Click HERE to learn more about career opportunities that exist with companies building the DEN Great Hall Completion Project. 


Great Hall Project Contractors

Want your Career Opportunities list?

Complete the Workforce Interest Survey to have your Career opportunities listed.

Click HERE for Workforce Interest Survey

Workforce Development Coordinator: Brittany Cook ([email protected])


Workforce Outreach and Development

WORKNOW – Hensel Phelps is partnering with the DEN Workforce Center and WORKNOW to provide career navigation and coaching of those seeking to begin and build their career in construction. To get connected complete an Interest Form or Text DEN GH to 720-360-1372 to get started.

Click HERE for WORKNOW Interest Form

Hiring Fairs

Denver Workforce Services Virtual Hiring Information Sessions 

  • Tuesday, March 14: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 11: a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Click HERE for more information

See above for a list of Hensel Phelps hosted and M/WBE outreach events. 

Professional Development

Construction Career Now!

  • 2-Year Rough Carpentry Apprenticeship
    • An accelerated apprenticeship to recruit, upskill and retain your workforce
    • Starting first quarter of 2023
    • In-person classes
  • CEF Sustainable Building Certificate (50 Hours)
    • Teaches methods of creating and improving energy efficiency through plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more
    • Starting first quarter of 2023
    • In-person and virtual classes
    • No cost

Click HERE for more information

BuildStrong Academy of Colorado

  • Construction Skills Bootcamp - Click HERE
  • Basics in Concrete - Click HERE
  • Carpentry Class - Click HERE
  • Basics in Electrical Construction - Click HERE
  • Youth Construction Apprenticeship - Click HERE

Metropolitan State University Construction Accelerator

  • Finish your degree, use your work and college experience toward credits
  • Earn a construction-focused bachelor’s degree
  • Prepare for leadership and civil engineering roles
  • Receive up to $1500 a year for eligible students

Click HERE for more information 

Community College of Aurora Online Superintendent & Estimating Certifications

  • Includes print reading, estimating, and scheduling courses

Click HERE for more information

  • Community College of Aurora Certification Webinar – Click HERE for Video
  • Superintendent Career Path Webinar – Click HERE for Video

CHC Training

  • Online OSHA 10 – Click HERE
  • Online OSHA 30 – Click HERE
  • Lead Awareness - Click HERE
  • Asbestos Project Designer March 20th to March 22nd, 2023- Click HERE
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for Construction March 27th, 2023 – Click HERE
  • Air Monitoring Specialist (Refresher) April 7th - Click HERE
  • Lead Inspector April 10th to April 12th – Click HERE

WORKNOW Self-Pace FREE Construction Courses

  • Building your Resume for Construction
  • Train the Trainer Teach Construction
  • Intro to Plan Reading
  • Many More!

Click HERE for More information

Not Sure How to Turn Your Job to a Career?

  • Need Help navigating education, tuition, tutors, etc.? Contact WORKNOW!

Click HERE to get connect with a WORKNOW Career Navigator

Associated General Contractors of Colorado Classes

  • Construction Supervision Fundamentals March 21st to April 4th (Online)
  • Commercial Print Reading Fundamentals Intensive March 24th to March 25th (In Person)
  • Estimating For Operations Staff: March 28 through April 18 (In Person)
  • Superintendent Bootcamp March 30th, April 4th, 6th, 13th, & 18th (In-Person or Online)
  • Building Information Modeling Education Program April 13th to May 5th  (Online)
  • Project Manager Development Program April 20th to May 5th (Online)

Click HERE for more information

Denver Workforce Center Resources

  • Virtual Career and Resource Information Sessions – Click HERE for more information
  • January Denver Workforce CalendarClick HERE for more information
  • Schedule time in the Workforce Center – Click HERE to schedule
  • Laptop Lending Program – Click HERE for more information

Arapahoe Douglas Workforce Center Resources

  • January A/D Workforce Calendar – Click HERE for more information
  • Schedule time in the Aurora Resource Center – Click HERE to schedule
  • Schedule time in the Centennial Resource Center – Click HERE to schedule
  • Schedule time in the Castle Rock Resource Center – Click HERE to schedule

Adams County Workforce Center

Jefferson County Workforce Center

  • Workforce Center Workshops – Click HERE for a schedule
  • Laptop Lending Program – Click HERE for more information

Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Center

  • Larimer Workforce Workshops – Click HERE for a schedule