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Opportunities for Contractors


The SCA solicits construction contractors through two methods:

  • Advertised Bids are for construction jobs with an estimated construction value between $1 million and $4 million. Public notices are printed in the City Record, CDC News, Dodge, various other trade publications and on the SCA's website. Additionally, emails maybe sent to qualified contractors.

To view details on advertised bid projects - NYCSCA Advertised Bids

  • Limited List Bids are open only to an invited group of prequalified contractors, for projects estimated at more than $4 million. Mentor projects are typically valued at less than $1 million and are restricted to prequalified and certified Minority/Women-Owned or Locally-Based Business Enterprises (MWLBEs) enrolled in the Mentor/Graduate Mentor Programs.

To view details on limited list projects - NYCSCA Limited List Bids

To learn more about the SCA's Mentor Program - NYCSCA Mentor Program

To learn more about MWLBE certification - NYCSCA MWLBE Certification

Obtaining Bid Information

For information about a particular solicitation.

Use the solicitation number to access the information at Bid Information

Picking up Plans and Submitting Bids

Contractors can either download bid solicitation documents online at the Bid Set Website, or purchase bid solicitation documents directly at the SCA's Sales Plans Room (SPR). The SPR is located on the first floor of the SCA, opposite the security desk (Queens location), at 30-30 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101. The SPR can be reached at 718-472-8836 (telephone) and 718-472-8830 (fax).

A non-refundable payment for each set of bid documents is required. We accept all major credit cards, certified checks or money orders payable to the SCA. When purchasing solicitation documents, contractors must provide the following information: Legal company name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and contact person

Please Note: The SCA is now transitioning towards permanently making the bid sets available online, and discontinuing the sale of physical documents.

In connection with this transition, Contractors will be able to concurrently purchase bid documents at the SCA's SPR for Capacity and CIP solicitations through November 30, 2014.

Bid documents for Mentor and Mentor Graduate solicitations can be concurrently purchased at the SCA's SPR through December 31, 2014.

After these respective dates, the bid solicitation documents will only be available for online download at the Bid Set Website indicated above.

To learn more about navigating the Bid Set Website, Contractors can access a copy of the NYC SCA's Bid Set Website External User Guide at the SPR.

Bids must be submitted in accordance with established SCA procedures. SCA qualified contractors may submit their bids from Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (except on SCA holidays).

  • NYCSCA Bid Tabulation
    To view the contractors who submitted bids for a specific solicitation number

  • NYCSCA Books, Drawings, and Addenda
    To obtain the number of books, drawings and addenda issued for a specific solicitation

  • NYCSCA Plans Pickup List
    To see all of the vendors who picked up plans for a given solicitation

  • Prequalified Contractor Lists​
    The Prequalified firms and can perform work on SCA projects as prime contractors, consultants, members of a joint venture, subcontractors, subconsultants, vendors or material suppliers.

  • Disqualified/Suspended/Ineligible Firms​​
    Disqualified, suspended or firms ineligible to receive work on SCA projects as prime contractors, consultants, members of a joint venture, subcontractors, subconsultants, vendors or material suppliers.