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Concourse 100

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The Training Academy gives small businesses a systematic approach to entering DEN as a subcontractor in the areas of construction, professional services, goods and services and concessions. The three primary goals of the Training Academy are to create, educate and cultivate an environment where the small business can grow and connect with other businesses and industry groups.

Requirements and Info for Participation in Concourse 100

Must be certified with the City and County of Denver’s Division of Small Business Opportunity and/or the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). 

Either locally or federally.

Must be available for the full 9 weeks of the program.

Must be a decision maker or owner of the certified small business.

Are classes held in person or virtually?

The classes will be in a Hy-flex format. This means that you can attend the live classes at the Community College of Aurora, Lowry Campus, or when needed, you can attend the livestream.

When does class take place?

Registration opens 2024

When does the next class begin?


Concourse 100 Course Curriculum: Entry Level

ScheduleCourse TitleCourse Description
Week 1Welcome To DEN: Networking And OrientationGives Participants In Both Sessions An Opportunity To Meet In-Person With DEN Representatives And Other Entities Involved In The Business Development Training Academy. We Will Share An Overview Of The Course Objectives, Timeline And Expectations As You Move Through The Courses.
Week 2Navigating DenCovers The Specific Business Requirements For Working At DEN.
Week 3Procurement ProcessProvides An Overview Of DEN’s Various Delivery Methods And Procurement Processes (PSA, Design, GC – Hard Bid, CMR, DB – Etc.)
Week 4Contract Templates 101 And Intro To The BookProvides An Overview Of DEN Contract Structure And An Introduction To The Yellow Book (The City Of Denver’s General Conditions / General Requirements).
Week 5Intro To Contract DocumentsProvides And Introduction And Overview Of The Contract Documents.
Week 6Payment CyclingProvides An Overview Of The Workflow And Processes For Invoice Submittal And The Compliance/Approval Requirements For Payment Release And Receipt.
Week 7Partnerships With Prime ContractorsHow To Strategically, As A Small Business, Position With The Right Business Partner
Week 8Partnerships With Prime ContractorsHow To Strategically, As A Small Business, Position With The Right Business Partner
Week 9Navigating FinancingIntroduction To Community Partner Resources And Assistance


BDTA was very informative in explaining how to effectively work with DEN and understand the roles and responsibilities between the DEN staff, primes and their subcontractors.

— Richard Gallegos, Owner at Engineering for Infrastructure

The BDTA Program is a great course to gain insight on all the requirements to doing business at DEN. Focus on everything and take notes. If you’ve never done business at DEN, this will help determine administrative costs!!!

— Yvette Roman, Owner of Ellipsis Construction

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