Dennis Corporation recently participated in the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Legal Services Seminar in conjunction with its support of the DBE program. The seminar was held at the office of McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, LLC in Columbia, SC.

Dennis Corporation’s President, Mr. Dan Dennis, PE, PLS, and Construction Services Manager Tim Antley had the pleasure of speaking at the seminar. The SCDOT DBE Legal Services Seminar focused on procurement, construction and engineering issues that involved federal contracts, SCDOT contracts and SCDOT resources and projects. The goal of the seminar was to detail the various aspects in the payment process for a contracted job. Mr. Dennis and Mr. Antley both discussed important topics such as the Prompt Payment Clause, a South Carolina clause detailing the timeliness and provisions of payment between contractors and subcontractors, and the Federal Money Involvement Requirements, a provision of the External Equal Opportunity Manual that ensures all contractors and subcontractors working on federally funded construction projects do not discriminate in employment and contracting practices. Mr. Dennis and Mr. Antley also provided examples of external resources such as Carolinas Associated General Contractors Library, Hispanic Contractors Association, McGraw Hill and South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO), which are all places where DBE firms can obtain information on obtaining SCDOT work.  

Since its inception in 2005, Dennis Corporation has participated in several DBE programs, contributing time, knowledge and resources to educating other individuals and firms in the engineering industry. This presentation further illustrates Dennis Corporation’s support of the DBE program by helping these firms to exceed in today’s competitive engineering market. Mr. Antley expressed Dennis Corporation’s commitment stating, “It is a privilege to take the knowledge I gained as a resident construction engineer with the SCDOT and use it to illustrate to DBE’s the step-by-step processes needed to complete the required paperwork on SCDOT projects.”

Dennis Corporation is a South Carolina licensed civil engineering, surveying and construction management firm. Dennis Corporation’s specific fields of expertise include civil infrastructure, construction management, construction services, expert witness services, program management, intelligent transportation systems, special projects, surveying, traffic engineering and transportation engineering.