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Contractor Outreach Fair March 24

Contractor Outreach Fair March 24

The Long Beach Unified School District will host an outreach fair to help promote local business participation in upcoming school renovation and construction projects. The event will be held at Browning High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 24.

Representatives from LBUSD’s facilities office and the District’s pre-approved general contractors will share information on bidding qualifications for various projects ranging in scope and complexity. For jobs over $500,000, companies must pre-qualify to bid by registering online.

The District’s last contractor outreach event welcomed more than 100 subcontractors and skilled tradespersons representing a variety of fields, including engineering, plumbing and electrical.

LBUSD’s new bond measure, Measure Q, provides more potential job opportunities for the local labor force. The $1.7 billion health, safety and student achievement bond measure was approved by voters in November.

“Funding for LBUSD’s bond measures comes from local property taxes,” said David Miranda, LBUSD’s executive director of Facilities Development and Planning. “Our aim with the contractor outreach fair is to attract great local companies and simplify the prequalification process so bond dollars stay in the community.”

LBUSD’s Board of Education adopted a resolution in 2018 that amended the District’s local source hiring and business participation goals for bond-funded projects. The resolution also adjusted local hiring and sourcing zones and increased the District’s reporting metrics. LBUSD’s labor compliance monitoring team collects quarterly data on dozens of school construction projects.

Approximately 24% of laborers working on LBUSD’s school construction and renovation projects live in the local area, according to data for the reporting period ending December 2022.

Free parking will be available in the lot accessible off Obispo Avenue.