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DDC’s Mentoring Program prepares qualified M/WBEs and small businesses to work with us

Participating businesses are mentored by experienced construction management firms on all facets of procurement and contracting processes and procedures. Participants also receive customized business assessments, business growth planning, industry training and experience, and opportunities to work as prime contractors on specially designated construction projects up to $1.5 million.




Eligibility

To be eligible, a firm must:

  • Be a construction firm.
  • Be an M/WBE certified by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) or a qualified small business. (A qualified small business is an independently owned and operated non-M/WBE with average annual gross revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 during the last three calendar years.)
  • Be in business for one (1) year or more.
  • Have most recent Federal and State tax returns. Three (3) consecutive years of tax returns are needed at the submission of your application if you have been in business for more than three years.
  • Have average annual gross revenue between $150,000 and $2.5 million during the last three calendar years.
  • Have financial statements prepared by an independent public accountant or certified public accountant (CPA) and include the accountant’s review report. Three (3) consecutive years of financial statements are needed at the submission of your application if you have been in business for more than three years.
  • Have at least two commercial project references valued at $25,000 individually for each trade of its prequalification request.

Please note that the preliminary eligibility requirements are subject to change.



More Information

For additional details on the program, please download and review the program brochure.



Questions

For a list of the most frequently asked questions about the Mentoring Program, please download and review the FAQ.

If you have any further questions about the Mentoring Program, please email us at: businessdevelopment@ddc.nyc.gov.



Resources

Mentoring Program Annual Report 2023

Mentoring Program Annual Report 2022