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Capalino+Company provides clients with the highest quality services for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Combining unparalleled experience, a broad range of relationships and a deep knowledge of government processes, we collaborate with our clients to successfully navigate the complex rules, regulations and politics of local and state governments.

Tunisha WalkerServices in our MWBE consulting group include:

  • Problem Solving and Technical Assistance
  • Relationship Building and Networking amongst MWBE’s and Corporations
  • Business Development
  • Directory Referral Listings of Vetted MWBE’s

 


MWBE Events and Workshops happening around the City

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce hosts the following Workshop:

MWBE Advanced Financial Management Program: Understanding financial statements

Date & Time: 3/16/2015 at 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Anchin Block & Anchin, 1375 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

 To get more information about this workshop and to fill out the application to attend, click here.

NYC Small Business Services Chamber of Commerce hosts the following Workshop:

Locally-Based Enterprise Certification Workshop

Date & Time: 3/19/2015 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, 110 William St. New York, NY

Contact Information: (212) 513 – 6311


MWBE RFPs

Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District (DBCD) South Site Development RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

NYCEDC, on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the City of New York, is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide architecture, interior design, structural engineering, cost estimating, code expediting, theater design, acoustical sound engineering, lighting design, signage and graphic design, and other design and related services for the interior fit-out of a cultural unit, located in Downtown Brooklyn. The cultural unit is part of a 350,000 sq ft mixed-use residential building and 10,000 sq ft public plaza currently being developed by a private developer. The building site is located on a triangular area defined by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Lafayette Avenue to the north, and Ashland Place to the east.

The cultural unit is a 50,000 sq ft space that will be purchased in core and shell state from the private developer at the end of 2015. Upon purchase of the cultural unit, the City will commence tenant improvements, including design and construction, of the cultural lobby, shared spaces, and four (4) tenant spaces. The four (4) local non-profit institutions that will occupy the cultural unit are 651 Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cinemas, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and the Brooklyn Public Library.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.nyc/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.nyc/buycertified.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.nyc/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, March 13, 2015. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than Friday, April 17, 2015. Please submit four (4) hardcopies and one (1) digital copy on either a USB flash drive or CD.

An optional pre-proposal session will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to DBCDdesignRFP@edc.nyc on or before Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to DBCDdesignRFP@edc.nyc. Answers to all questions will be posted by Thursday, April 2, 2015, to www.nycedc.nyc/RFP. Please submit four (4) hardcopies and one digital copy of your proposal.

PIN: 5733-1

Bid documents are available here.

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: April 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Proposals shall be submitted to: NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038; Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, March 13, 2015. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than Friday, April 17, 2015. Please submit four (4) hardcopies and one (1) digital copy on either a USB flash drive or CD.

Citywide Ferry Service CM Services, Consultant Services RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

NYCEDC is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide Construction Management (CM) services for implementation of the Citywide Ferry Service Program. It is expected that implementing the Citywide Ferry Service Program will require the construction of several new ferry landings and upgrades to some existing landings. It is anticipated that the majority of new ferry landings would feature a barge, a gangway, ticket machine(s), lighting, trash receptacles, bicycle parking and passenger shelters. Some ferry landing projects may require more extensive infrastructure, including bulkhead and/or pier construction.
NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit a M/WBE Narrative Form with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of March 13, 2015. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than 4:00pm on April 14, 2015. Please submit five (5) copies of your proposal.

An optional pre-proposal session will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 10:00am at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to CitywideFerryServiceCM@edc.nyc on or before March 18th, 2015.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to CitywideFerryServiceCM@edc.nyc. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, to www.nycedc.com/RFP. Please submit five (5) sets of your proposal.

PIN: 61550001

Bid documents are available here.

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: April 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Proposals shall be submitted to: NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038; Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

NYC SBS Request for Proposal RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

Analysis of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Utilization and Local Hiring in  New York City.

PIN: 80115P0001

Release Date of this Request for Proposals: February 24, 2015

Questions Due Date & Time: March 16, 2015, 4:00PM

Anticipated Release Date for Answers to Questions: March 26, 2015

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: Date: April 9, 2015 Time: 4:00PM

Proposals shall be submitted to: Daryl Williams, ACCO, NYC Department of Small Business Services 110 William Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10038.

E-mailed or faxed proposals WILL NOT be accepted by the Agency. Proposals received at this Location after the Proposal Due Date and Time are late and shall not be accepted by the Agency, except as provided under New York City’s Procurement Policy Board Rules.

The Agency will consider requests made to the Authorized Agency Contact Person to extend the Proposal Due Date and Time prescribed above. However, unless the Agency issues a written addendum to this RFP which extends the Proposal Due Date and Time for all proposers, the Proposal Due Date and Time prescribed above shall remain in effect.

All questions and requests for additional information concerning this RFP should be directed to Daryl Williams, ACCO, the Authorized Agency Contact Person, at: procurementhelpdesk@sbs.nyc.gov E. Anticipated Contract Start Date: July 1, 2015.

Design for Complex Pedestrian Ramps Adjacent to Historic and/or Landmark Facilities, etc. – Borough of Manhattan

Information regarding this RFP is below:

PROJECT NO.: HWMP2013LM/DDC PIN: 8502015HW0029C Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted Experience Requirements. Apprenticeship Participation Requirements Apply To This Contract Bid documents are available at: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc

VENDOR SOURCE ID: 88115 This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/buildnyc see “Bid Opportunities”. For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit www.nyc.gov/buycertified. To find out how to become certified, visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

PIN: 85015B0096

DDC PIN: 8502015HW0029C

Bid documents are available here.

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: April 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Proposals shall be submitted to: Emmanuel Charles,  Design and Construction 30-30 Thomson Avenue, First Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Reconstruction of Tillary Street Area- Phase I – Borough of Brooklyn RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

This Project is Federally aided and is subject to the provision of Title 23, U.S. code, as amended, and applicable New York State Statutes. In compliance with these provisions, the minimum wages to be paid laborers and mechanics are included in wage schedules that are set in the bid documents.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids and the City of New York hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or place of residence. Prospective bidder`s attention is directed to the requirements of Attachment “A” thru “Q” in Volume 3 of the contract. DBE goals can be found on Attachment “H” pages A2-H1 thru A2-H2. The schedule of proposed DBE participation is to be submitted by the apparent low bidder within 7 business days after the date of the opening of bids.

Non-compliance with the 7 day submittal requirement, the stipulations of Schedule “H” or submittal of bids in which any of the prices for lump sum or unit items are significantly unbalanced to the potential detriment of the Department may be cause for a determination of non-responsiveness and the rejection of the bid. The award of this contract is subject to the approval of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the New York State Department of Transportation.

Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted
Experience Requirements. Apprenticeship Participation Requirements Apply To This Contract. Late bids will not be accepted.

PIN: 85015B0105

DDC PIN: 8502014hw00

Bid documents are available at: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: March 27, 2015, 11:00AM

Proposals shall be submitted to: Lorraine Holley or Emmanuel Charles,  Design and Construction 30-30 Thomson Avenue, First Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Replacement of Water Mains and Appurtenances RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

PROJECT NO.: HED563/DDC PIN: 8502014WM0007C
Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted
Experience Requirements.
Apprenticeship Participation Requirements Apply To This Contract

This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/buildnyc see “Bid Opportunities”. For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit www.nyc.gov/buycertified. To find out how to become certified, visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

PIN: 85015B0114

Proposal Due Date and Time: March 31, 2015, 11:00AM

Location: West Kingsbridge Road Between Webb Avenue and University Avenue, Etc.- Borough of the Bronx, Long Island City

Bid documents are available at: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc  

Proposals shall be submitted to:  Emmanuel Charles, Design and Construction 30-30 Thomson Avenue, First Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Storm and Sanitary Sewers and Appurtenances RFP

Information regarding this RFP is below:

Special Experience Requirements. Bid Documents Are Available At: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc

Project NO.:SEQ200527
Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted
Special Experience Requirements.

Companies certified by the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority- or Women- Owned Business Enterprises (”M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to submit a bid. This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/buildnyc see “Bid Opportunities”. For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit www.nyc.gov/buycertified. To find out how to become certified, visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted
Experience Requirements. Apprenticeship Participation Requirements Apply To This Contract.

PIN: 85015B0100

DDC PIN: 8502014SE0038C

Location: On 128th Street Between 116th Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard; And Foch Boulevard Between 127th Street And 130th Street – Borough Of Queens

Proposal Due Date and Time and Location: March 26, 2015, 11:00AM

Bid documents are available at: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc

Proposals shall be submitted to: Emmanuel Charles, Design and Construction 30-30 Thomson Avenue, First Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Pre-qualified Vendor List: General Construction Services – Non-Complex General Construction Site Work Associated with New York Department of Parks and Recreation (“DPR” and/or “Parks”) Reconstruction Projects

Information regarding this pre-qualification is below:

DPR is seeking to evaluate and pre-qualify a list of general contractors exclusively to conduct non-complex general construction site work involving the construction and reconstruction of DPR parks and playgrounds projects not exceeding $3 million per contract.

By establishing contractor’s qualification and experience in advance, DPR will have a pool of competent contractors from which it can draw to promptly and effectively reconstruct and construction its parks, playgrounds, beaches, gardens and green-streets. DPR will select contractors from the General Construction PQL for non-complex general construction site work of up to $3,000,000.00 per contract, through the use of a Competitive Sealed Bid solicited from the PQL generated from this RFQ.

The vendors selected for inclusion in the General Construction PQL will be invited to participate in the NYC Construction Mentorship. NYC Construction Mentorship focuses on increasing the use of small NYC contracts, and winning larger contracts with larger values. Firms participating in NYC Construction Mentorship will have the opportunity to take management classes and receive on-the-job training provided by a construction management firm.

DPR will only consider applications for this General Construction PQL from contractors who meet any one of the following criteria:

1) The submitting entity must be a Certified Minority/Woman Business enterprise (M/WBE)*;

2) The submitting entity must be a registered joint venture or have a valid legal agreement as a joint venture, with at least one of the entities in the joint venture being a certified M/WBE*;

3) The submitting entity must indicate a commitment to sub-contract no less than 50 percent of any awarded job to a certified M/WBE for every work order awarded.*Firms that are in the process of becoming a New York City-certified M/WBE may submit a PQL application and submit a M/WBE

Acknowledgement Letter, which states the Department of Small Business Services has began the Certification process.

Application documents may also be obtained on-line at: http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asap or http://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/business

For further information please contact Tunisha Walker.


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Total course hours: 1 session, varies by Center from 1.5-2.5 hours.

You will learn about:

  • How to develop a business plan
  • How to determine your legal structure
  • How to set up your bookkeeping
  • How to obtain financing
  • How to get permits and licenses
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