A “Doing Business With the Government” seminar will be held from 8 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Francis Tuttle Technology Institute, Corporate Training Building, Room D1810B, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.Held for business owners interested in contracting work with the state government, the seminar is sponsored by the state Department of Transportation and the federal Small Business Administration. Companies that provide highway construction or professional services (e.g., paving, erosion control, engineering, right-of-way acquisition and urban planning) are being encouraged to attend. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program of the state transportation department assists minority-owned and women-owned businesses become competitive in the highway construction industry. During the conference, information on the business enterprise program will be discussed, as well as companies eligible to participate in the program. Also to be discussed will be the SBA’s programs, as well as procedures of the Oklahoma Bids Assistance Network. During the conference, discussions will be held on how to solicit for contracted services with the federal government. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be accomplished online at okladot.state.ok.us/dbeinfo/events.php, or by calling LaMont Carter at (405)521-6411.