RFP and Educational Opportunities
The Community College of Philadelphia’s West Philadelphia Regional Center is to be transformed into a destination center providing high-quality academic, career and technical programs supporting the career-focused students entering the region’s workforce. The Career and Advanced Technology Center will provide students with the ideal learning environment to build industry-recognized skills using the most advanced technology and equipment, preparing them for careers with family-sustaining wages.
The project, located at 48th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia will include construction of a technology-rich facility of approximately 75,000 ft2. The Center will offer rigorous career-based education and training using the latest technology and equipment to provide hands-on training and employment skills, fulfilling a regional need for skilled workers in automotive technology, advanced manufacturing, and health care. Program design and development will respond to industry needs using regional and local assessments, surveys, and environmental scans, and will align with local and state workforce development priorities, such as the High Priority Occupation list from the PA Department of Labor and Industry and Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, Philadelphia’s citywide workforce development strategy.
The new facility will be a multi-story facility. Due to the grade drop along 48th Street, the facility will be three stories from Ludlow Street and four stories from Market Street. Auto-technology programs will be located off of Ludlow Street and Diesel Technologies will be located off of Market Street. The building will be steel structure with masonry cavity wall construction and curtainwall on the ground and first floors. The second and third floors will consist of light gauge metal framing construction with curtainwall, storefront and metal panel exterior construction. All interior construction will consist of light gauge metal framing and drywall. Ceiling systems will consist of varied systems specific to the use of the space. Floor finishes will vary and again will be specific to the use of the space.
They are looking for four prime contractors:
- General Contractor
- Mechanical (HVAC)
Learn more about the facility and how to apply here.
Montgomery County Community College currently has a sewer bid out and looking to have a better pool of plumbers come to their walkthrough. If you are interested or know of Certified Minority Business Enterprises that might be interested in this bid, please contact: Heather Franczyk, Montgomery County Community College at 215-619-7365
The Philadelphia Department of Commerce is seeking proposals for a Commercial Real Estate Acquisition Loan Fund. The Fund will fund one or more financial institutions’ establishment and operation of a revolving loan fund to support the acquisition of commercial and mixed-use property by community development organizations and small business owners. The selected institution will be tasked with outreach and marketing of the program and with providing robust technical assistance to borrowers. The Fund will allow small business owners and community development organizations to purchase properties that may otherwise be out of reach because of financial barriers.
The Fund may make provision for a grant to be given with each loan to provide immediate equity to the borrowers. The Fund will have inclusive underwriting criteria to ensure that small business owners who may not meet standard underwriting standards, but are otherwise financially stable, can purchase a permanent location for their business and an equity accruing asset. It will allow community development organizations to purchase and develop commercial and mixed-use properties and patiently preserve affordable commercial space to start and grow small businesses within their communities.
- The posting and application instructions can be found here, the opportunity number is 21190624105645.
- Release Date: November 18th, 2019
- BRIEFING HELD: Room 18022, 18th Floor 1515 Arch St. December 3rd, 2019 @ 11:30 am
- DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS: December 10th, 2019
- RESPONSE DEADLINE: January 13th, 2020 5:00 pm
- Please contact Liam Kelly Fleming with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PHS Associate Director of Volunteers and Competitive Classes is a leader whose professional career and life-long passion is a devotion to building and growing robust, innovative, diverse and inclusive volunteer programs.
This individual is responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of PHS Volunteer Program in alignment with the mission and vision of the organization including leadership, management, recruitment, retention, recognition, and training. The Associate Director leads our dedicated, passionate and energetic group of 3000 volunteers across the organization contributing their time, expertise, and knowledge in hundreds of distinct volunteer roles. This individual possesses a keen understanding of the ways a large and established volunteer program can help advance an organization and has proven success in cultivating relationships with organizations and individuals to drive program engagement.
The Associate Director oversees and manages the individual/amatuer competitive entry process, functions, committees and volunteers to ensure the smooth operation, sustainability, and growth of this volunteer driven asset of the Philadelphia Flower Show, PHS’s flagship event held annually in Philadelphia.
Learn more and how to apply here.
PECO is hiring for an entry level Energy Tech in Eddystone, PA. The Energy Technician is responsible for working with Gas and Electric Service; e.g.: turn-on and shut-off services, meter work, gas and electrical emergencies. Energy Technicians are considered essential personnel and are required to respond to emergencies and work under all types of weather conditions.
Learn more about the job and how to apply on their website.
PhilaPort has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our team as part of the Port Administration Engineering Department located in Philadelphia, PA. The successful candidate will support our mission by providing engineering, technical, planning and management, logistics, and administrative support for our facilities.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 5th. Learn more about the position and how to apply on the PhilaPort website.
PhilaPort has an exciting opportunity for a Ports and Maritime Project Manager to join our team as part of the Port Administration Operations/Engineering Department located in Philadelphia, PA. The successful candidate will support our mission by providing engineering, technical, planning and management, and administrative support for Operations and Engineering Departments. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13th. Learn more about the position and how to apply on the PhilaPort website.