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Who Needs To Prequalify

Prime Consultant  Must be qualified at time of award. 
Prime Contractor Must be qualified at time of bid opening.
Named Wicks Subcontractor  All Wick’s sub-contractors 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 sub-contractors proposed for such work must also be pre-qualified for work above $1,000,000.
All Other Subcontractors Must be qualified or submit an online prequalification application prior to submitting a Subcontractor Approval Form (SAF).
Supplier/Installer  Must be qualified or submit an online prequalification application prior to submitting a Subcontractor Approval Form (SAF).

When reviewing a firm's application, the SCA's assessment includes a thorough but timely evaluation of a variety of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Experience (includes, but is not limited to, a minimum of 2 years in business and applicable references)
  • Quality and timeliness of past performance
  • Financial capability (when applicable)
  • Reliability and responsibility
  • Safety record
  • Compliance with equal employment requirements including LBE (Locally Based Enterprise), MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) and WBE (Woman-owned Business Enterprise)
  • Enrollment in New York Stated Department of Labor approved apprenticeship training programs for those trades in which an applicant seeks prequalification. (An exception to this requirement applies to firms that participate exclusively in the SCA's Mentor Program. However, if a firm seeks to employ apprentices, only apprentices registered with the New York State Department of Labor may be employed. The New York City Comptroller provides the rates and ratios applicable to registered apprentices through the Prevailing Wage Schedule §220.
  • Integrity of the firm, its key people, affiliates, current and past owners, and principals

To begin the prequalification process, firms are strongly encouraged to submit an Online Prequalification Application. If you are unable to submit electronically, contact the Contractor Qualification Hotline at (718) 472-8777 for further information. After receiving notice that your firm has prequalified, visit the Competing for Business section of our site.

Please click here for the new Vendor Access System login procedure

Vendor Access System

Doing business with the SCA has never been easier. Our Online Prequalification Application offers the following features:

  • It is a "smart" system – depending on your input, you'll be asked to provide ONLY the information that applies to you and your line of business – no wading through questions that don't apply to you! 
  • You don't have to finish an application in one sitting – once you register and set up your username and password, you can save your work and return to complete it at a later time that's convenient for you.
  • As your company grows and changes, you can update your information online at any time. 
  • Online help is always available, and our Hot Line staff is only a phone call away (718) 472-8777.
  • A progress meter shows you how far along in a process/application you are. The navigation menu shows you your completion status. 
  • Supporting documentation can be uploaded or print the bar-coded cover sheet and fax to (866) 854-3186.

If this is your first time doing business with us, we recommend that you start in the section entitled "Doing Business with the SCA for the 1st Time," where the VAS wizard will lead you to the correct application after asking you a couple of quick questions.

For those of you who are familiar with the SCA and/or are already doing business with us, links on the homepage will take you directly to where you want to go.

Not sure where to start? Need help? Contact the SCA VAS hotline at (718) 472-8777, Monday-Friday, 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Firms are qualified for a period of three (3) years. Firms are strongly encouraged to re-qualify at least six (6) months before their qualification status expires. Click here for the requalification application. For assistance with your online requalification application, contact the Contractor Qualification Hotline at (718) 472-8777, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

A firm's qualification is dynamic and subject to review. Should future events result in substantive changes in the information provided in the qualification application, the Contractor Qualification Unit must be notified immediately by contacting the contact the Contractor Qualification Hotline at (718) 472-8777, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Prequalified Firms

To see a list of firms that are currently prequalified to do business with the SCA, click Prequalified Firms.

For Further Assistance

If you require assistance, call the SCA Contractor Qualification Hotline at (718) 472-8777, where specialists are available to answer questions regarding the application. In addition, you may visit the Contractor Qualification Unit at 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY, Monday - Friday, 9:00am and 4:00pm for assistance.

Disqualified/Suspended/Ineligible Firms

Click below link to see a list of firms that are currently disqualified, suspended and/or otherwise ineligible to receive new/future work on SCA projects as prime contractors, subcontractors, consultants, sub-consultants, members of a joint venture, vendors or material suppliers