Site to help businesses who want Recovery Act work

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., this week launched a Web site to help Montana contractors and businesses interested in competing for projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The ARRA is investing more than $1 billion in Montana infrastructure projects such as roads, water systems and ports of entry. Tester, in an effort to communicate with Montana business owners about how to compete for some of that work, held a workshop in Great Falls last weekend.

The Web site – – includes video highlights of presentations by representatives of various federal agencies n including the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Forest Service.

The workshop provided timely, valuable information on contracting with federal agencies, said Cary Hegreberg, executive director of the Montana Contractors’ Association.

“While we are working with Sen. Tester to create a better system that allows Montana’s general contractors to compete for federal projects, subcontractors will have a lot of opportunity to pick up work on these federal construction projects,” he said.
The site also features downloadable presentations from GSA, CBP and the Army Corps of Engineers and contact information for state agencies that can help Montanans compete for contracts.

“There’s a lot of opportunities out there thanks to the Recovery Act,” said Webb Brown, President of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. “I encourage businesses and contractors to follow through, be prepared and do their homework so they can compete, win and go to work.”

For more information, call Aaron Murphy, (406) 252-0550.