CPS Energy and Sundt Construction are reaching out to contractors with opportunities to put small business employees to work. Small, minority, women and veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend a pre-bid informational session to learn about the bid package for the energy company’s future parking garage. The session will be held on Tuesday, February 20 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Pico de Gallo Restaurante, 111 S. Leona.

“We’re looking forward to a strong turnout that would result in work for local small businesses,” said John Benedict, vice president of Real Estate & Master Planning. “Everything we do is about energizing our community and being the conduit for possibilities. This is an opportunity for small businesses to grow and participate in the economic development that’s underway in San Antonio.”

The nation’s largest municipally-owned natural gas and electric company is moving from its current headquarters at 145 Navarro to two towers near the Broadway corridor that were formerly the home of AT&T. The move will result in lower maintenance and operating costs for CPS Energy, with the towers being renovated to be LEED-certified. The new energy-efficient space will consolidate 1,200 of the company’s 3,100 team members in one location. This will drive better alignment, improved internal collaboration, and enhanced customer service.

A multi-level parking garage will accommodate employees who are now spread across four different buildings and as many parking areas. Sundt is the construction manager for the project.

Contractors interested in bidding for work on the project can find more information about Sundt’s prequalification process at http://subcontractor.sundt.com. Questions should be directed to Gerry Garcia at glgarcia@sundt.com or (210) 952-8408.

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