Save the Date: CRAA DBE/DBP – Outreach Event

Attention all Ohio businesses! Save the date for the CRAA DBE/DBP Outreach Event on Oct. 5! This is your chance to get the inside scoop on the new Columbus Airport Terminal, and connect with top industry players like Hensel Phelps and Elford. Plus, learn how you can participate in supplier diversity initiatives and support Ohio’s construction industry. Don’t miss out on this invaluable event! Register now at #ohiombe #bidnotices #henselphelps #elford #craa #supplierdiversity #ohio #construction

Columbus Zoo issues RFP for Brown Bear Chiller Replacement

Prequalified bidders are hereby invited by The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Association (CZA)
to submit proposals for the Brown Bear Chiller Replacement Proposals for the project will be
received by The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (CZA) until 5:00 PM on October 27th, 2023.

Bids must be received on the included bid form and must be submitted via email to and Bids arriving after the
above date and time will be rejected.

Any questions pertaining to the interpretation of the contract documents are to be submitted
in email to electronically to Ryan Albright,

No questions will be heard after 2:00 PM on October 13th, 2023. Answers deemed necessary
will be given in the form of an addendum to the bidding documents and issued to firms on
record with The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Association (CZA) as confirmed bidding

A site visit will be held on October 6th, 2023. 1:00 PM at the Columbus Zoo Business Office.
Directions to the business office will be included in this RFP as Exhibit C.
Contractors will meet CZA representatives in the office parking lot, then be escorted to the site.


ODNR to host a Contractor Compliance Seminar

The Division of Engineering (DOE) represents the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in all aspects of planning and implementing ODNR’s capital improvements program. It provides administration, project management, and contract oversight for ODNR Capital Improvement Program.

We are hosting a Contractor Compliance Seminar to provide the construction industry an opportunity to learn more about compliance requirements associated with our construction projects.

This opportunity is available In-Person or via Microsoft Teams Live. We will provide overview information on Prevailing Wage, Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE), Bonds, Insurance, and eComply for Design-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and General Contractor contracts.

Contractor Compliance Seminar

October 5, 2023

9:00AM – 1:00PM

ODNR Assembly Center in Building E, First Floor

(please see below to reserve a space if you intend to participate In-Person)

2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229


Virtual via Microsoft Teams Live (click to join event)

For more information and/or to reserve your In-Person participation in the ODNR Division of Engineering Contractor Compliance Seminar, contact Yolanda Aekins at 614-813-1980 or

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