Information regarding anticipated bids can be obtained by clicking on the following link:
Yes, you must be prequalified prior to the bid opening.
The SCA strongly supports and encourages the participation of MWLBE firms as prime and subcontractors, as well as prime and subconsultants. For more information, visit Business Development, Mentor Programs and MWLBE Certification.
To view a list of firms that are currently prequalified to do business with the SCA, visit the Prequalified Firms by Trade.
To view firms disqualified, suspended or ineligible to perform work on SCA projects as a prime contractor, consultant, member of a joint venture, subcontractor, vendor or material supplier, visit Disqualified/Suspended/Ineligible Firms.
No, all sub-contractors must submit a prequalification application prior to beginning work on an SCA project and prior to completing an SAF.
All General Contractors (GCs) awarded an SCA contract, and their proposed sub-contractors, must submit a sub-contractor approval form through the Vendor Access System (VAS) before beginning work on the project.
The online SAF process does not yet include Mentor projects. SAFs for Mentor projects continue to be processed by Mentor Construction Managers.
All Wick’s sub-contractors must be prequalified at the time of bid opening. In addition, for Wicks-related work that is valued at or above $1,000,000, please note that all Wicks sub-contractors proposed for such work must also be pre-qualified for work above $1,000,000.
Sub-contractors must have a project specific SAF in pending or approved status with an issued certificate of insurance before beginning work.
Yes, GCs and sub-contractors must submit a separate SAF for each project and scope of work; and a separate SAF for any additional work added to an existing project.
Yes, the VAS system provides GCs and sub-contractors with on-demand access to SAF status information and on-demand access to OCIP insurance certificates.
Yes, information from prior submissions is pre-populated to subsequent SAFs thereby reducing keystrokes.
The VAS system automatically identifies subcontractor specific trade codes and confirms a subcontractor’s qualification and certification status.
To begin the process, GCs and upper-tier sub-contractors should access VAS, and click the Sub-contractor Approval Form (SAF) link in the Project Information (Post Award) section of the homepage.
Yes, click and download the SAF User Guide in PDF format.
If you are listed as a SAF contact on your firm's prequalification application, login by entering your Login ID and Password on the VAS login page. If you are not listed as an SAF contact on your firm’s prequalification application, you can be added as an SAF contact. Visit the SAF User Guide for instructions.
The SCA strongly encourages everyone (except Mentor projects) to complete and submit the SAF online. The VAS system is an accurate, time-efficient way to process requests.
If you are unable to submit the form electronically after checking the SAF User Guide, or need any other assistance, contact the Prequalification Hotline (718) 472-8777.
PLA Weekend Wage Rates - Under the PLA, as negotiated, there are three possible weekend scenarios:
Computation of Overtime (The forty hour week question):
1. For a standard five day work week, overtime is paid when a worker works:
2. When the entire job is on a four ten-hour day basis, overtime is payable when a worker works:
The decision to work on a four ten-hour day basis must be made by agreement between the SCA, the General Contractor, and the applicable Local Unions on a craft-by-craft basis. No individual trade(s) may be singled out on a PLA site to work a four ten-hour day straight time basis without ALL trades working on the four ten-hour day basis.
The only construction workers permitted on a PLA job site are members of one of the unions listed on the attached PLA Telephone Contact List. There are many other unions representing building and construction workers. Some of these other unions are from Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey, and others are New York City based, but they are not signatory to the PLA and therefore cannot represent any workers on a PLA job. (It also does not matter whether any of these other unions have apprenticeship programs of their own.)
Additionally, a company that is signatory to one of these "other" unions CAN work on our PLA jobs, but the firm MUST get ALL of its workers (subject to the eighth worker provision, of course) for the trade directly from the appropriate union shown on the PLA Telephone Contact List by directly contacting and sending the union the Affidavit of PLA participation. The firm must also send a copy of that original affidavit with each weekly or monthly supplemental benefit check payment that is sent to the union.
Again, ONLY workers who are members of one of the unions listed on the attached PLA Telephone Contact List may perform construction work on SCA PLA sites.