Services

Our Approach

The ZANN way includes five key steps: discovery, strategy, training, metrics and execution.

ZANN Services at a Glance

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OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Outreach strategy
  • Coordinate outreach events
  • Website content development
  • Messaging
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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

  • Meet hiring and training needs of local employers in the transportation and construction industries
  • Create opportunities for residents to attain and retain living wage careers
  • Develop career pathway collaborations with workforce partners and academic institutions
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PROCUREMENT

  • Unbundling bid packages
  • Second tier sourcing
  • Partnering strategies
  • Bid document management systems
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TECHNICAL OVERSIGHT

  • Provide assistance to DBE firms performing construction work
  • Observe DBE safety and quality program’s suitability to the construction program
  • Provide input to prime contractors’ pre and post bid activities to ensure scope, scale and suitability of DBE opportunities
  • Provide assistance to DBEs in the areas of safety, quality, logistics as required
  • Participate in prime and subcontractor construction, safety and quality meetings
  • Participate in DBE construction, outreach and technical assistance workshops
  • Provide input and recommendations for DBE contractor closeout and completion programming
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PUBLIC OUTREACH STRATEGIES

  • Coordination of and representation at Open Houses
  • Design and facilitation of roundtable forums to engage key stakeholders
  • Presentation and key message development
  • Representation at public meetings and hearings
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SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Bonding
  • Insurance
  • Financial guidance
  • Prompt Payment
  • Safety
  • QA/QC
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COMPLIANCE

  • Monitoring, tracking and reporting
  • Metrics
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CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Mentor protégé programs
  • Business partnering strategies
  • “Promotion to Prime” programs
  • Technical Assistance workshops
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COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS

• Legacy Building Initiative

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CROSS CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING

  • Training to engage diverse constituents
  • Implement working with diverse businesses and employees



Supplier Diversity

When you create a comprehensive, strategic sourcing program with diverse spends, you’ll make an investment – and a difference – in the community you serve. Implementing a strategic sourcing initiative that taps into broader and more diverse supplier bases makes sense. Case in point: A large hospital system in a major city was expanding into a different region with the construction of a new hospital. Although the hospital had instituted a supplier diversity program, it lacked depth. During the initial construction phase, few local small businesses were hired. Local activists rallied. Soon, the supply-chain manager understood the impact of their existing sourcing strategy: “How can we call ourselves good neighbors – a good partner in the community – if we don’t make an investment in the community we serve?”
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D/S/M/WBE/ACDBE

If you’re responsible for the execution of a public sector, capital, infrastructure, or transportation/transit project, look to ZANN to develop and manage a project-specific D/S/M/WBE/ACDBE program. Add an expert to your team – and implement a robust, effective DBE/SBE and M/WBE program You’ll appreciate ZANN’s insight and depth of knowledge regarding regulatory guidelines that impact large-scale programs. As small business program experts, ZANN offers best-practice strategies that lead to successful outcomes. ZANN works with small business owners to provide information, resources, and coaching, guiding them to build capacity to assure success. ZANN will team with your corporation or private/public partnership to develop and optimize programs to hire minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and small businesses. ZANN will ensure you can contract with small businesses and that they will have targeted, meaningful opportunities to work on your project.
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Public Outreach

Ensure your public outreach is positive and impactful. Whether you are teaming with ZANN on a supplier diversity strategy or for DBE/SBE and M/WBE program development, consider collaborating on a comprehensive public-information program as well. Depending on the project’s needs, ZANN will develop and implement a project-specific public outreach plan for transit and large infrastructure capital projects that impact communities. Public outreach ensures you are proactively communicating with all stakeholders who are impacted by the project. The goal is to identify all stakeholders, ensure they are informed of the project and receive timely updates, ensure they understand how they may be impacted, and encourage them to become involved and engaged.
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“ZANN has been a wonderful strategic adviser for Kiewit Companies in Colorado.  They have worked with leadership and our Diversity Council to develop and execute a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy and DBE/SBE program which has heightened our image within the small business community.”

Kiewit Colorado