Workshop will outline bridge, port projects

MADAWASKA, Maine —  The Town of Madawaska will sponsor a workshop from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, for companies interested in upcoming opportunities with two major federal projects: a new Land Port of Entry and a new bridge spanning the St. John River, both in Madawaska. 

The free informational session will be held at the Madawaska Safety Complex Building, 428 Main St.  

Northern Maine Development Commission’s Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) business counselor Dana Delano will explain what companies need to do to prepare for these projects’ opportunities.

“Business owners looking to participate in these projects will learn the overall scope of work and timeline for each project, how to find prime and subcontracting opportunities and services required,” said Delano. 

Delano will also review how the government, be it federal, state or local, purchases goods and services, what is required to do business with these entities and how to find them. The federal Small Business Administration’s small business programs will also be explained in detail.

Keith Cyr, community development director, said, “We are excited to offer a program that will outline the two projects coming to the Madawaska and how area businesses can benefit from them.  We want to make sure businesses are ready for the opportunities that will be available with these two important projects.”

Maine PTAC provides a variety of government contracting technical assistance services to Maine-based businesses of all sizes. Maine PTAC services are provided at no cost. 

    The workshop is free and open to any business owner or representative who wants to learn more about these programs.  

Space is limited, and RSVPs are encouraged. To register, contact Delano at or by calling 207-521-1713.

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