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ESB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Specialized property appraisers in high demand

Some of Oregon’s small businesses may be missing out on exclusive bidding opportunities for certified ESB firms around the state even though the application process is free and fairly simple to complete. ODOT’s Emerging Small Business program is geared to assist small businesses in bidding on state and federal contracts level under $100,000. “This program provides businesses the tools and resources needed to branch out and grow,” said ODOT ESB Field Coordinator Christie Meacham. “We help businesses get their foot in the door, so they can bid on projects advertised statewide.”

for a 3.6-mile repaving project scheduled to begin this summer. (Page 10 for more details.) According to Meacham, specialized property appraisers are in high demand right now. “State agencies need people with those specialized skills,” said Meacham. “For example, ODOT needs specialized property appraisers for upcoming road projects in Roseburg and Shady Cove. “Having ESB certification can give contractors more opportunities to bid on public projects.” Scan here for more information about the ESB program.

Rawhide Excavating of Madras is currently working on an ESB near Eagle Point. The contractor is placing drainage pipes across Oregon 62 in preparation McCullough’s Bridges continued from page 17

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First highway bond for $1,000 issued in Oregon, Jackson County, 1913. (L to R) E.E. Kelly, District Attorney; F.L. Touvelle, Jackson County Judge; W.C. Leever, County Commissioner

North Bend. These five bridges and seven others are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. McCullough


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had also designed the Alsea Bay Bridge at Waldport, but his original bridge has been replaced by a modern span.