Update: For a rundown of green building provisions in the stimulus pacakge, see this post.
I am wrapping up my "Green in the Stimulus" presentation for tomorrow and wanted to provide more information that may benefit your company as you seek out green stimulus projects.
As you prepare to bid federal and state projects, relationships will be key. You will need relationships with general contractors or subcontractors to facilitate your bid. Relationships with the government officials that are creating or letting the government projects can also be helpful. I am convinced that in the stimulus bidding process, information is power. Government officials can provide information about requirements and preferences for green stimulus projects.
How do you develop relationships with these government officials? Here is an idea.
Like Virginia, Maryland has developed a stimulus website . Unlike the Virginia stimulus website, Maryland does not provide information about proposed stimulus projects. But other information on the website may prove valuable.
The Governor’s office will be providing "Workshops for Local Leaders" related to the stimulus package. The event is free. You do not have to register.
If you are in Maryland and you want to learn about stimulus projects and talk to the officials in charge of these projects, why would you not go to one of these events?