The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) was created in 1988 by the New York State Legislature for the purpose of constructing and renovating educational facilities throughout the five boroughs. To fulfill that purpose, the SCA enters into contracts with architects, engineers, general contractors, trade contractors, specialty consultants, and other business. The SCA awards contracts to firms that are prequalified, with the exception of vendor contracts valued under $10,000. Prequalified firms are firms that have submitted a complete online prequalification application and been approved to do business with the SCA. The SCA actively encourages firms to submit an Online Prequalification Application. If you are unable to submit electronically, contact the Prequalification Hotline at (718) 472-8777.

The Business Development Department's MWLBE programs provide opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned and locally-based enterprise firms to participate in the SCA's procurement process and gain valuable experience. MWLBE program eligibility includes Certification and Prequalification.