Information regarding anticipated bids can be obtained by clicking on the following link:
Yes, you must be prequalified prior to the bid opening.
The SCA strongly supports and encourages the participation of MWLBE firms as prime and subcontractors, as well as prime and subconsultants. For more information, visit Business Development, Mentor Programs and MWLBE Certification.
To view a list of firms that are currently prequalified to do business with the SCA, visit the Prequalified Firms by Trade.
To view firms disqualified, suspended or ineligible to perform work on SCA projects as a prime contractor, consultant, member of a joint venture, subcontractor, vendor, or material supplier visit Disqualified/Suspended/Ineligible Firms.
No, all sub-contractors must submit a prequalification application prior to beginning work on an SCA project and prior to completing an SAF.
All General Contractors (GCs) awarded an SCA contract, and their proposed sub-contractors, must submit a sub-contractor approval form through the Vendor Access System (VAS) before beginning work on the project.
The online SAF process does not yet include Mentor projects. SAFs for Mentor projects continue to be processed by Mentor Construction Managers.
All Wick’s subcontractors must be prequalified at the time of bid opening. In addition, for Wicks-related work that is valued at or above $1,000,000, please note that all Wicks subcontractors proposed for such work must also be prequalified for work above $1,000,000.
Subcontractors must have a project specific SAF in pending or approved status with an issued certificate of insurance before beginning work.
Yes, GCs and subcontractors must submit a separate SAF for each project and scope of work; and a separate SAF for any additional work added to an existing project.
Yes, the VAS system provides GCs and subcontractors with on-demand access to SAF status information and on demand access to OCIP insurance certificates.
Yes, information from prior submissions is pre-populated to subsequent SAFs thereby reducing keystrokes.
The VAS system automatically identifies subcontractor specific trade codes and confirms a subcontractor’s qualification and certification status.
To begin the process, GCs and upper-tier subcontractors should access VAS, and click the Subcontractor Approval Form (SAF) link in the Project Information (Post Award) section of the homepage.
Yes, click and download the SAF User Guide in PDF format.
If you are listed as a SAF contact on your firm's prequalification application, login by entering your Login ID and Password on the VAS login page. If you are not listed as an SAF contact on your firm’s prequalification application, you can be added as an SAF contact. Visit the SAF User Guide for instructions.
The SCA strongly encourages everyone (except Mentor projects) to complete and submit the SAF online. The VAS system is an accurate, time-efficient way to process requests.
If you are unable to submit the form electronically after checking the SAF User Guide, or need any other assistance, contact the Prequalification Hotline (718) 472-8777.
PLA Weekend Wage Rates - As negotiated under the PLA, , there are three possible weekend scenarios:
Computation of overtime:
1. For a standard five day work week, overtime is paid when a worker works:
2. When the entire job is on a four ten-hour day basis, overtime is payable when a worker works:
The decision to work on a four ten-hour day basis must be made by agreement between the SCA, the general contractor, and the applicable local unions on a craft-by-craft basis. No individual trade on a PLA site can work a four ten-hour day straight time basis without ALL trades working on the four ten-hour day basis.
The only construction workers permitted on a PLA jobsite are members of one of the unions listed in the below PLA Telephone Contact List. There are other unions that represent building and construction workers from Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and others from New York City but they are not signatory to the PLA and therefore cannot represent any workers on a PLA job.
A firm that is signatory to one of these non-PLA unions can work on SCA PLA jobs, but the firm MUST get ALL of its workers (subject to the eighth worker provision) for the trade directly from the appropriate union shown on the PLA Telephone Contact List by directly contacting and sending the union the Affidavit of PLA participation. The firm must also send a copy of the original affidavit with each supplemental benefit check payment that is sent to the union.
ONLY workers who are members of one of the unions listed on the attached PLA Telephone Contact List may perform construction work on SCA PLA sites.
Please obtain as much information regarding the property as possible (e.g., address, location) and contact. Under no circumstances should anyone from the SCA other than Real Estate Services engage or negotiate with real estate brokers or other individuals who claim to represent landlords or property owners.
Yes! Leased sites may present capital-eligibility issues for projects and in most cases, landlord approval is required before any alterations can be undertaken. Please contact either as appropriate to discuss the details of how to proceed.
Please obtain as much detail as possible regarding the open charges - a printout of the charges from the Division of School Facilities (DOF) websites would be helpful - and see either. Please note that it may take some time for the assessing agency to clear the charges.
You should identify the block and lot of the subject property (usually shown on a survey) and check the Department of Finance's (DOF) website usually contains copies of recorded deeds for a property, from which ownership information can be obtained.
Firms do not need to be prequalified with the SCA in order to submit a proposal. However, a firm must be prequalified to be awarded a contract following their selection. A requirement for prequalification is that firms be registered with the New York State Division of Corporations as a New York entity. For additional information please visit the Prequalification Process page.
Contact the Contract Negotiator, overseeing the specific RFP. Contact information can be obtained at Request for Proposal
Firms must request a copy of the RFP via e-mail from the Negotiator overseeing the solicitation. The request is then forwarded to the User Department to make a determination on whether the firm can receive a copy of the RFP.
Firms interested in obtaining a copy of the RFP must provide all of the following information:
1. A description of your firm's experience including:
2. Whether your firm is prequalified with the SCA (if you don't know, you can state this).
3. The full contact information of the person to whom the RFP should be sent, including:
All proposer's will be notified of the names of the firms selected for Contract Award within three (3) to Four (4) weeks after the RFP due date.