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2021 Reverse Trade Fair

Date: September 15, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual Event

Agenda

8:30 am: Virtual event hub opens

9:00 am: Virtual exhibitor hall opens

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Breakout Session 1 Procurement 101 – Meet the Buyers

10:45 am – 11:15 am: Breakout Session 2 Facility Management Update – Building Cooling Projects, Outdoor Classrooms & COVID-19 preparations/operations 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Breakout Session 3 2021 Construction Review, Upcoming projects for 2022 & 2020 Bond progress update

12:00 pm: Virtual exhibitor hall closes

2:00 pm: Virtual event hub closes

Important COVID – 19 Health and Safety Update
2021 Reverse Trade Fair 

Denver Public Schools is excited to welcome the Denver MWBE business community to the 2021 Reverse Trade Fair. This event will be conducted virtually on Wednesday, September 15th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Due to increasing concerns over rising cases of COVID – 19 in the Denver Metro area, the Office of Business Diversity has made the determination to conduct the 2021 RTF Virtually. This decision was not taken lightly, after on-going review of the current public health conditions it was clear that to offer the most beneficial opportunity for the Denver MWBE community to connect with DPS decision makers and primes it was a necessary precaution.

Training sessions will be offered on the days leading up to the event to provide guidance on navigating the event hub for event attendees. Exhibitors will receive guidance on accessing and utilizing their exhibitor booths via email.

Questions?

720-423-1920
businessdiversity@dpsk12.org

Attendee and Exhibitor registration is now open. Click here to register.

Exhibitor Requirements

The RTF is free to exhibit at, submissions that do not meet the requirements below will be wait listed and confirmed as space allows the week prior to the RTF.

  • Company located within the Denver Aurora combined Statistical Area (CSA)Consists of the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld.
  • Hold Diversity certification for MWBE, MBE, WBE or SBE  and/or are currently registered as a pre-qualified prime contractor with Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Public Schools Departments
  • Previously qualified community partner agencies (if you have not previously participated but feel you have services that would benefit the SMWBE community please email businessdiversity@dpsk12.org)

Exhibitor registration is now open

Click here to Register

The RTF is free to exhibit at, limited space is available. Exhibitors will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Submissions that do not meet the requirements below will be wait listed and confirmed as space allows the week prior to the RTF.

  • Company located within the Denver Aurora combined Statistical Area (CSA)Consists of the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld.
  • Hold Diversity certification for MWBE, MBE, WBE or SBE  or currently registered as a pre-qualified prime contractor with Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Public Schools Departments
  • Previously qualified community partner agencies (if you have not previously participated but feel you have services that would benefit the SMWBE community please email businessdiversity@dpsk12.org)

There is no cost to exhibit.

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 businessdiversity@dpsk12.org.

General Admission for the 2021 Reverse Trade Fair will open August 1st.

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.

Who should attend the Reverse Trade Fair (RTF)?

Exhibitor

The primary audience for this event has previously been construction and construction related service vendors. That said, with the new virtual format this event has opened up to all services currently being utilized by the district, all are welcome to exhibit who meet in the following parameters.

  • Company located withing the Denver Aurora combined Statistical Area (CSA)Consists of the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld.
  • Hold Diversity certification for MWBE, MBE, WBE or SBE or currently registered as a pre-qualified prime contractor with Denver Public Schools
    Denver Public Schools Departments
  • Previously qualified community partner agencies (if you have not previously participated but feel you have services that would benefit the SMWBE community please email businessdiversity@dpsk12.org)

Attendee

General Admission registration is currently open. Please contact the Office of Business DiverstY with any questions approaching the event at businessdiversity@dpsk12.org.

What is the Exhibitor directory?

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

What is included in the Exhibitor Directory?

Vendors exhibiting in the Reverse Trade Fair will have their information added to the 2020 Reverse Trade Fair Exhibitor Directory. The information will be distributed to prime contractors, event attendees and DPS representatives and will include:

  • Company Name
  • Product/Service Description
  • Point of Contact information
  • Additional information as provided
  • Current Diversity Certification(s) held

How many people attended last year's event?

Over 85 exhibitors and 175 people attended the 2020 Virtual Reverse Trade Fair.

Happens Once a Year

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. 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, local businesses, DPS decision makers and department representatives.

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

2021 Exhibitors to date

360 Engineering
Adolphson & Peterson
Advanced Fiber Response
AET Environmental
Associated General Contractors of Colorado
AW Financial Services, LLC
Blue Line Logic
Bryan Construction, Inc.
BUILDSAFE Environmental
Colorado Carpet Center
Colorado Safety Supply
CRJ Ventures
CWS Colorado, LLC.
Denver Dba MCITP/MCTS Computer & Limousine svc
Denver Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Downs & Associates, Inc
DS Environmental Consulting
Foster Plumbing
FuelSaver Technologies, Inc.
Gary Leimer, Inc.
Hispanic Contractors of Colorado
HJSA Consulting
Hollis and Miller Architects
IBS Nationwide
JK Concepts
Job Store Staffing
Johnson Global Advisors
Kahn Construction
Krische Construction, Inc. | KCI
Liaison Multilingual Services, Inc.
Luminosity Supply & Solutions
Martinez Associates, Inc.
Mayo Geophysical Services Limited
Meltar Construction Supply
Mobile Mini
Monique’s Pet Whisper
Mountains Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
MW Golden Constructors
OfficeScapes Schools
PG Arnold Construction
Pro Rolloff, LLC
Quality Linings & Painting, Inc.
Rapid Restoration & Construction
Rock and Associates
RTD
Secure Health Partners
Solutions Mechanical
Stat Medical Resources LLC
The Art of Concrete LLC
The Barbin Group LLC
United Materials;llc
YellowDog
YS Construction Clean Up Services
Zozo Group LLC