5 Science Park, New Haven, Ct. 06511
The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance is formed in order to assist small, minority and women owned businesses improve their ability to compete for construction and construction related contracts, and to endeavor to prevent, eliminate, or minimize barriers, if any, which such businesses may encounter through developing and supporting a variety of innovative practices, programs and services to achieve these purposes.
The following are some, but not all, of the actions the Alliance will attempt to accomplish:
- Assist in the development of partnerships between public and private organizations to address the challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry by promoting policies and practices that support the growth of s/m/wbe’s.
- Assist in the identification of opportunities for s/m/wbes to establish relationships with large construction contracting firms, public agencies and authorities with whom they seek to do business.
- Provide s/m/wbe contractors with up-to-date construction contract information, such as schedules, blueprints, bid deadlines, contract awards, and public agency contract requirements.
- To present skill development courses in construction management, as well as business seminars and technical assistance workshops that assist s/m/wbes to do business more effectively.
- To assist in increasing the the number, size, and quality of awards to participating s/m/wbes and expand the range of their business opportunities.
Small contractors often miss opportunities because they are unaware or presume they will not be considered seriously. The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance minimizes these obstacles and misconceptions by distributing information about public and private contract opportunities to its members. A database consisting of information on small contractor members will be provided to project owners, CMs and developers when opportunities present themselves.
Access to Information:
The NHRCA provides members with access to information enabling them to identify and participate in public and private sector construction projects. Up-to-date construction contract information, such as schedules, blueprints, bid deadlines, contract awards, and contract requirement.
The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance provides opportunities for members to establish relationships with large construction contracting firms, public agencies, industry experts, associations, executives, private owners, and authorities with whom they seek to do business.
Education and Training:
Senior executives and technical experts, under the direction of the New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance, design and teach courses which focus on practical application to problems frequently encountered in the office and on the job site. Areas covered include bidding strategies, estimating, business management, planning and scheduling, contract law, blueprint reading, bonding, financial management and more.
Mentor- Protégé –Partnerships:
Experienced hands guide the emerging firms so they can survive and thrive in a competitive environment. The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance will provide mentoring relationship opportunities for its members with more experienced companies in the business. The Alliance through the mentoring program can offer the opportunity for steady improvement in business practices and long term stability.
The Alliance will provide to its members a newsletter with the latest contract opportunities, job postings, related information on contract developments, new regulations, and area activities.
The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance activities are structured to provide participating companies with access to project owners, and major construction firms. A database consisting of information provide by the small contractor will be maintained by the Alliance and distributed when opportunities are available.
Business Resource Center-
Referrals to other organizations for assistance-
Access to information on upcoming contracts, blueprints, and schedules-
Access to computer-
On site consulting/ individualized services
Business development plans
Education and Training Program-
Skill development courses that assist small, minority, and women owned business
Enterprise contractors to acquire the knowledge and techniques necessary to compete in the construction and construction –related contracting marketplace.
The clearinghouse consists of a data base that identifies minority businesses, their capability and identifies business opportunities in the private and public sectors.The data base provides centralized access to a qualified pool of small and minority businesses, a current and updated pool of small and minority businesses, as well as documented contact and status of capable small and minority businesses.
Data base of contractors
Telephone hot line
New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance Membership Application (PDF format)
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