August 11, 2011
Dear Interested Party,
It is a pleasure to invite you to a high-speed rail industry forum set for September 8, 2011, at the Save Mart Center on the California State University, Fresno campus: 2650 E Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93710. For more information as it becomes available, an agenda and to pre-register, please visit this website:www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/forum.aspx.
In collaboration with the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County and CSU Fresno, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is hosting this forum to give the private sector an opportunity to hear more about the project – the first of its kind in the nation – and the bidding process. Construction is on track to begin next year in the Central Valley.
We are also providing the opportunity for firms that may be interested in submitting a proposal as a prime contractor for any of the contracts to meet with small businesses that may be interested in subcontracting with them. Firms interested in submitting a proposal as prime contractors will be able to provide a booth or kiosk in the exhibition area to meet with potential subcontractors after presentations by the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
If your firm has an interest in submitting as a prime contractor on any of the Authority’s projects and wishes to have an exhibition table or kiosk at the industry forum to meet potential subcontractors for the project, please respond to this e-mail indicating your interest no later than September 1, 2011, using “Prime Contractor Exhibit” in the subject line. We are already working with more than a dozen prospective prime contractors who have already submitted interest to host a table. Prospective primes should include complete contact information for their firm, including identification of an individual designated as the firm’s point of contact. Claudio Dallavalle of our Procurement Team will contact those individuals to finalize the necessary arrangements for your exhibition.
For general inquiries about this event, please reply to this email address with “Central Valley Industry Forum” in the subject line.
Thank you again, and we look forward to a very beneficial event on September 8 in Fresno.
Roelof van Ark
Chief Executive Officer
California High-Speed Rail Authority
916 324 1541 • www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov