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. of 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. **Need PDF 

You can also email questions to [email protected]


Awarded Contracts

Click HERE for a list of awarded firms including their contact information. 


Upcoming Outreach Events


Upcoming Hensel Phelps hosted outreach events:

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

  • No events scheduled at this time.


Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Colorado

  • No events scheduled at this time.


Black Construction Group (BCG)

Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC)


Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC)

  • No events scheduled at this time.

Previous Hensel Phelps hosted outreach events:

  • Great Hall Completion Project Kickoff – 02/11/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (multiple scopes) – 03/25/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (MEP Trades) – 5/20/2020
  • Pre-bid Conference (Baggage Handling Systems Electrical/Low Voltage) – 08/05/2020
  • 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


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 anyway 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.

Workforce Career Opportunities

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

Winter 2020-2021 Project Training and Outreach Opportunities

Workforce Outreach and Development

Hiring Fair /Outreach and Recruitment

Construction Career Now is a Pre-Apprenticeship providing construction career exposure and OSHA 10 training for adults seeking to meet their future employers at monthly virtual hiring events. Trade partners are encouraged to attend these No-Cost Virtual Hiring Events as part of the project's workforce development efforts.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 3 - 6:00 p.m.  VIRTUAL
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 3 - 6 p.m. – VIRTUAL
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3 - 6 p.m. - VIRTUAL

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 in either English or Spanish or Text DEN GH to 720-360-1372 to get started. 


Professional Development


OSHA 30 for WORKNOW Members

Hensel Phelps will be hosting OSHA 30 safety training for WORKNOW Apprentices working at the Great Hall. For more information, contact Erika at [email protected].

Hispanic Contractor of Colorado Bootcamps

Associated General Contractors of Colorado Classes

Contact [email protected] to register or for more information

  • Crisis Communication in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond – January 21, 2021, 8 – 9:00 a.m. – Online and Live
  • Construction Materials and Processes– January 11  - March 21, 2021 -  Online and Self-paced
  • Construction Blueprint Reading– January 11 - March 21, 2021 - Online and Self-paced
  • Introduction to Construction 4 Week Seminar – Beginning January 18, 2021  - Online and Self-paced
  • Advanced Stormwater Manager’s Course – January 14, 2021 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. – Online and Live
  • Your Client is Requesting Lean: How Do You Win Their Project? – February 10, 2021 8 – 9:00 a.m. – Online and Live
  • Project Manager Development Program Units 1-5 – Online and Live
    Thursday, January 14, and Friday, January 15, 2021
    Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, 2021