Thursday, December 9, 2010

NYC SCA Business Development Programs

Through the Department of Education's multi-billion dollar Five-Year Capital Plan FY2010-2014, the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is committed to providing contracting opportunities to minority-owned, woman-owned and local business enterprises (MWLBE).

The SCA offers several business development programs that promote the growth, education and success of diverse SCA-certified and qualified MWLBE firms. Key components of the support provided by the SCA through their initiatives include:

- Training
- Programs tailored to individual firms' needs
- Partnering & networking opportunities
- Union transition information & support
- Mentoring
- Subcontracting opportunities
- Access to bonding & capital

All Capacity and Capital Improvements projects are subject to a minimum 20% MWLBE participation goal. The SCA also incorporates MWLBE participation as a selection criterion in most consultant Request for Proposals (RFPs).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an online application at To learn more about the programs, please visit or call the Business Development Hotline at 718-472-8899 or the Contractor Qualification Hotline at 718-472-8777.

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