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You Must Give the SCA Written Notice

Anyone alleging injury (except wrongful deaths) or property damage as a result of the SCA's negligence or wrongful act must file a written notice of that claim with the SCA within 90 days after the claim arises. The Corporate Secretary receives such notices on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the SCA. The notice must be delivered to the SCA Corporate Secretary at:

NYC School Construction Authority
30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, New York, 11101

Attention: Corporate Secretary

Enrollment Process

All construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors working on SCA project sites must be enrolled in the OCIP prior to commencement of any work. To become enrolled, complete a Request for Insurance form.

General Contractors, Construction Managers and WICKS subcontractors submit the Request for Insurance form with their bid packages/proposals.

Subcontractors must complete a Subcontractor Approval Form and submit the accompanying Request for Insurance form via the Vendor Access System (VAS). Upon approval in VAS, the subcontractor will be enrolled in the OCIP.

Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP)

The Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) is a centralized insurance, claims, risk management and loss control program that covers the City of New York, the Department of Education, the School Construction Authority as well as eligible contractors and subcontractors of all tiers. Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability, General Liability, Excess Liability, Contractors' Pollution Liability, Builder's Risk, and Art Installation Floater coverage are provided on a project "wrap-up" basis for contractors and subcontractors of all tiers, which have been properly approved and enrolled, while performing construction work on SCA projects. The Art Installation Floater only applies to entities that are awarded art projects.

Detailed information about the SCA OCIP can be found in the Owner Controlled Insurance Program Manual.

Please note - While the OCIP is intended to provide broad coverage, it is not intended to meet all insurance needs of contactors and sub-contractors. The OCIP does not provide coverage for Automobile Liability, Contractor Equipment, Payment and Performance Bonds, or Disability Insurance.

Report an Incident

The SCA has a well-established Safety Program that guides and directs the management, staff, contractors and sub-contractors working at SCA project sites. The Safety Program seeks to ensure establishment and maintenance of an accident-free/healthy workplace - to promote safe behavior and avoid workplace injuries or damage to property.

If an incident such as damage to property or a workplace injury/illness has occurred on a project site, please follow the procedures outlined below:
  • Immediately notify the SCA Project Officer, Safety Unit, and Insurance Team via email to Notice of Accident (noticeofaccident@nycsca.org is accessed 24 hours/day).
  • If you have questions, please contact the SCA Insurance Team at 718-472-8778.
  • Complete and send appropriate documentation to the SCA Insurance Team via fax to 718-472-8770 or via email to Notice of Accident (noticeofaccident@nycsca.org is accessed 24 hours/day).
  • Please retain a copy for your files and submit one copy to the SCA Project Officer and Construction Manager responsible for supervision of the project site.
  • Failure to promptly report an incident (or a claim) may be construed as LATE NOTICE and coverage for such claim may be denied.


Preserving/Securing the Site

It is essential that all claims be investigated thoroughly by the Contractor, SCA Project Officer, Safety Inspector and the Insurance Team. All available facts, evidence and information, including the names of any witnesses, must be secured while such information is available. To ensure this is accomplished, complete an SCA Incident/Accident Reporting Form. If you have questions, please contact the SCA Insurance Team at Notice of Accident (noticeofaccident@nycsca.org) or 718-472-8778.

If a contractor makes repairs or hires other contractors to make repairs when damage is caused to a third party, this does not in itself mean that the insurance carrier will reimburse the contractor for the cost of repairs. The policy provisions clearly state the contractor is not allowed to make voluntary repairs or payments until the insurance carrier has had sufficient time to evaluate the damage (loss). By making repairs or making voluntary payments, the insurance carrier may find it difficult to evaluate the loss and may deny the claim.

Post-Accident Claim Mitigation

  • Contractors will comply and aid all post-accident investigations.
  • Contractors are responsible for securing any and all equipment for post-accident investigations.
  • Contractors will respond to all claim related inquiries from the SCA Insurance Team in a timely manner.
  • Contractors will notify the SCA Insurance Team if they intend to pay a claimant's full or partial wages while disabled due to a worker's compensation claim.


  • OCIP Manual - Describes the administration and operation of the OCIP

Enroll in OCIP

Reporting an Incident/Accident

Incident Reporting Forms