2019 Reverse Trade Fair

Date: October 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Denver PPA Event Center

  2105 Decatur Street
  Denver, CO 80211

7:00 am – 9:00 am: Exhibitor Set-Up/Registration
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Trade Fair & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Exhibitor Breakdown

Exhibitor registration opens August 1, 2020

Exhibitor space is provided on a first come, first served basis with the following conditions

  • SBE and/or MWBE ownership
  • Product/service is Construction related or can be utilized in the construction industry

If a vendor wants to participate but does not meet the criteria above, they will be placed on a wait-list and remaining space will be provided in the order received.

Exhibitor Package Includes:

  • Skirted exhibit table
  • Two chairs
  • Inclusion in 2019 vendor directory
  • Access to electricity (must be requested)
  • Access to wi-fi

If the answer to your question is not available in the provided FAQ information at the bottom of the page, please contact the Office of Business Diversity at

General Admission registration opens September 1, 2020.

There is no cost to attend this event. An exhibitor directory will be provided on the day of the event at the registration table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to participate?

This event is free to participate in; There is no charge to exhibit or attend this event.

When is vendor set up?

Vendors will be allowed into the venue at 7:00 am to load in and set up their space. If additional time is needed, please contact the Office of Business Diversity (OBD) to make arrangements prior to arriving on the day of the event.

Click here to email the Office of Business Diversity

Who should attend the Reverse Trade Fair (RTF)?

The primary audience for this event are construction and construction related service vendors. That said, all are welcome.

Prime contractors will include the following district prequalification lists and departments.

  • 2016 General Contractors
  • Awarded A&E firms for 2019 project catalog
  • Project Managers
  • Facility Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Construction Services

What is the vendor directory?

A directory of the vendors exhibiting in the Reverse Trade Fair will be provided on site for prime contractors, event attendees and DPS buyers to take with them and reference as they prepare for the upcoming construction season.

Important note: the vendor directory can only be attained via email in event preparation materials for prime contractors or on site during the event.

No exceptions will be made.

What is included in the vendor directory?

Vendors exhibiting in the Reverse Trade Fair will have their information added to the 2018 RTF Vendor Directory. The information will be distributed to prime contractors, event attendees and DPS buyers and will include:

  • Company Name
  • Product/Service Description
  • Point of Contact information
  • Types of Goods and Services (Example: Subcontractor – Design, Professional Goods, Architectural Services)
  • Certification held

How many people attended last year's event?

Over 70 vendors and 225 people attended the 2017 Reverse Trade Fair.

Is there food and beverage at this event?

Denver Public Schools’ offers light refreshments inside the venue including assorted beverages and snack items.

Food trucks will be available on site for attendees that would like a more substantial meal.

2019 Reverse Trade Fair

Presented by the Denver Public Schools' Office of Business Diversity

The Reverse Trade Fair (RTF) is an annual event offered by the Denver Public Schools’ Office of Business Diversity. The RTF offers local vendors an opportunity to participate in the largest connection event hosted for Construction trades in the school district.

The RTF is free to exhibit at and participate in but space is limited. The purpose of this event is to showcase local talent and to help Denver Business owners develop beneficial relationships/partnerships while connecting with DPS Prime contractors and department representatives.

Attendees and Exhibitors are encouraged to send senior staff with an intricate knowledge of your companies capabilities and work experience to maximize the interactions with the Prime contractors and DPS decision makers that will be in attendance.

2019 Reverse Trade Fair Exhibitors

  • 360 Engineering, Inc.
  • ADA Compliance by Whiteley Consulting
  • AET Environmental INC.
  • Alan Ford Architects PC
  • American Red Cross
  • Apache-3 Inc.
  • APCO Electric
  • B&L Supply Inc. of Colorado
  • B&M Construction Inc
  • Bedder Spreaders
  • Bond Placements LTD.
  • Brand Agents
  • Broxton Design & Development, Inc.
  • Burgess Services
  • Calco Concrete Pumping
  • City and County of Denver
  • CNS
  • Colorado Carpet Center, Inc.
  • Conserve-A-Watt Lighting, Inc.
  • CRJ Ventures
  • CWS Colorado,LLC. Concrete Washout Systems
  • Denver Electrical Contractors
  • Denver LED Direct
  • Denver Print Co.
  • Denver Public Schools Career Connect
  • Denver Public Schools Office of Business Diversity
  • Denver Public Schools Strategic Sourcing
  • DLR Group
  • Eidos Architects
  • Empowercom
  • Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar
  • enLighten Engineering
  • ETG Systems, Inc
  • Fastest Labs of South Denver
  • FHF Construction INC
  • Flink Supply Company
  • Fluency Architecture + Design
  • Front Range Commercial Windows & Doors, LLC
  • Gary Leimer, Inc.
  • Gilmore Construction
  • Ginball Digital Marketing
  • Gonzales Custom Painting, Inc
  • Harper Mechanical Inc
  • IBS Nationwide, Inc
  • Integrated Mechanical
  • JK Concepts, Inc
  • KelDav Industries
  • KenKo Co., Inc.
  • Krische Construction, Inc.
  • Kumar & Associates, Inc.
  • Loya Construction Inc.
  • Luminosity Supply & Solutions
  • Maintenance Resources Inc
  • Mayo Geophysical Services Limited
  • Metro Fence
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Minority Business Office
  • Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
  • M-S Architecture
  • PG Construction Services, Inc.
  • Phoenix Masonry, Inc.
  • Pipe It Up
  • PostNet
  • Rhyolite Engineering Inc
  • Ri-Ky LLC
  • RTD
  • Roots To Roofs, Inc.
  • Servitech, Inc.
  • Shelf Image
  • Silent Solutions Security
  • Solutions Mechanical
  • Standard Mechanical Inc.
  • St. Andrew’s Construction Services
  • Stevens Equipment Supply
  • Streetscapes Inc.
  • Sunnyside Builders
  • SynEnergy
  • Systems Group
  • TechForward IT, LLC
  • Techno Rescue
  • The Art of Concrete LLC
  • TruLink LLC
  • United Materials LLC
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wellness Tech Plus, Inc.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West

Representatives from the following DPS departments will be on-site:

  • Career Connect
  • Facilities Management
  • Planning, Design & Construction
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Safety
  • Strategic Sourcing (Construction Services)
  • Strategic Sourcing (Goods and Services)

Community Resource Partners and applicable certification agencies will be on-site

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