Hiring

Through the NACC project, small construction subcontractors, including City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified Minority, Women-Owned and Cook County BEP Disadvantaged Business Enterprises now have the opportunity to contract and build the dynamic North Austin Community Center.

NACC is working to maximize contract opportunities for certified MWBEs AND BEPs. Small businesses, including certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises and BEP certified disadvantaged Business Enterprises are strongly encouraged to apply for prequalification. Pre-Bid workshops and packages will be issued soon!

How do you begin to prepare your firm to work in this transforming market? Here are some key takeaways to consider as you assess your firm’s potential for working with the builders of NACC and moving into the future:

  • FIND THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY
    Know your market. Understanding the market opportunity and matching it to your company’s capabilities is the first step in the process. Whether you are active in a specific market like school construction or other general building sector, identify the type of work that matches your firm’s core competencies. That initial analysis is a first step in identifying whom you need to meet and introduce your services to.
  • ALWAYS NETWORK
    People do business with people they know. Always have a focused plan of action for meeting people. Why should you meet with them? What’s the benefit to your marketing plan? And once you do meet them, have a follow-up plan to pursue specific work opportunities. After that first meeting, take specific steps to nurture and grow the relationship.
  • SUBSCRIBE TO THE CITY AND STATE M/WBE AND COUNTY BEP PROGRAM
    The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois offer the online certifying system, the official publication of procurement activity and M/WBE registration. Make sure your certification is up to date. Learn more and register with the appropriate government agency to get certified.
  • REGISTER
    Register to receive more information about the NACC project here.
  • ATTEND THE NACC WORKSHOPS ONLINE!
    Attend the virtual pre-bid conference/ workshops to develop business relationships, find out about opportunities for your firm to meet with the prime and general contractor personnel, that may serve as good teaming or joint venture partners. See Homepage for upcoming events.
  • SUBMIT YOUR BID BY THE DEADLINE
    Submit your bid on time with the necessary documents and requirements.

Bid Packages

  • The deadlines for submitting proposals for Bid Packages One and Two have expired.
  • More information is coming soon on Bid Package Three.
  • We are currently working to provide more information regarding additional trades and contract opportunities as it becomes available. 
  • We will continue our efforts to engage the community and subcontractors.
ARCO Murray
GMA Construction Group