DBE Consultant, 2013-11/2017
Provided outreach services for multiple projects on this all-DBE and all-Native-American-owned team as owner’s representative for TriMet on projects of various sizes and scopes. Served as community liaison to introduce opportunities and gain interest by certified firms. Prepared and distributed Notices of Invitations to Bid while directing bidders to TriMet’s Vendor Registration System. Identified real or perceived barriers in regard to bidding projects. Maintained transparent communication within the team.
“In our industry you meet and build relationships with a wide variety of companies and individuals, but none quite like Suzanne Donaldson. Suzanne is a unique individual who holds strong ethical values and understands the value of community and the strength of diversity. Suzanne has become a key component of our team at the Wenaha Group. She was a vital part of our team that was awarded the Facilities Group Project Management Services contract for TriMet. Over the past two years she has been instrumental in helping the Wenaha Group and TriMet achieve DMWESB participation goals on several projects. Her knowledge of construction and ability to outreach effectively in the community directly attributed to five certified firms submitting price proposals on a large multi-year contract for TriMet. These were the only firms to submit pricing, and four of them were awarded contracts. Her excellent communication and presentation skills have been paramount. Suzanne’s expertise, experience, and reputation would be a great asset to any team. We have truly have enjoyed working with her and look forward to our continued successful relationship.”Jim Houchins, Senior Manager, Wenaha Group, Inc.