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Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and Milligan & Company, LLC. have been contracted to assess the availability of minority – women owned businesses (in the region) within PGW’s spending categories. 
 
PGW data shows that participation of minority – women owned businesses within the following spending categories is low. 
 
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237Heavy and Civil Engineering
238Specialty Trade Contractors
423Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
518Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
524Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
541Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
 
Are you aware of any constituents / members within these categories that could potentially be doing business with PGW?  If so, please provide an estimate of the number of firms and email
Habibatu Atta, Senior Compliance Analyst, at hatta@milligancpa.com.
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia into a greener city with clean water. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution that would otherwise end up in our creeks and rivers. Rain Check is managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). Rain Check is seeking contractors to perform installations for stormwater management tools, including rain barrels, downspout planters, rain gardens and permeable pavers. Learn more about Rain Check at www.pwdraincheck.org. Benefits for Contractors:
  • Opportunity to work under a City of Philadelphia contract
  • Presence on the PWD Rain Check website
  • Program provides project leads
  • Receive compensation for performing consultation/estimate visits (up to $200 per visit)
  • Contractors can offer their full menu of services to program participants
Learn more.

The apprenticeship grants are part of $40 million that Governor Wolf secured for PAsmart, an innovative education and workforce development initiative. L&I also recently announced that applications are being accepted for nearly $4.6 million in Next Generation Industry Partnership grants. The Department of Education is accepting applications for $20 million in PAsmart grants to increase K-12 computer science and technology education. 

Apprenticeships help workers to learn skills while earning a paycheck. PAsmart Apprenticeship grants build a diverse talent pipeline into the building and construction trades; expand registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in non-traditional industries with an emphasis on health care, manufacturing, and information technology; and support registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships through ambassador networks across the commonwealth. 

Eligible applicants include organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of registered apprenticeships including businesses, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, industry associations, labor organizations, local education agencies, local workforce development boards, nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, and STEM ecosystems. 

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.  

Learn more and how to apply here.

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)
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

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 liam.kellyfleming@phila.gov.

The City of Philadelphia is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! You can view the attached solicitations in their entirety on either eContract Philly or PHLContracts contracting portals, however, in order to respond to solicitations, you must register in the contracting portal(s).

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Job Postings

Join Team MAR for great pay, company funded profit sharing PLUS 401k, vacation time, semi-annual bonuses and an awesome team of physicians and staff to work with! The Assistant will provide direct patient care by providing technical and clinical support to Ophthalmologists. 

Learn more about the position and how to apply on the Mid Atlantic Retina website

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS Healthy Neighborhoods team delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods. Together with community partners, PHS carefully designs projects that build on neighborhood strengths and aspirations to use greening to improve the environment, health and quality of life in their communities. To increase a healthy, diverse and resilient tree canopy in southeastern Pennsylvania, PHS educates residents on tree care and facilitates volunteer tree planting and stewardship. PHS also connects partner organizations with funding and support needed to increase tree cover in riparian habitats across the region.

The Associate Director, Trees is responsible for promoting and ensuring successful implementation of all operations of the PHS Trees team. This position leads the development and delivery of tree education, planting and stewardship activities in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding region. The Associate Director, Trees will effectively manage the team and provide strategic leadership to build on existing program strengths, streamline operations and increase impact. This position supports related fundraising efforts and initiatives to ensure compliance and alignment with funders’ expectations.

Learn more about the position and how to apply on the Philadelphia Horticulture Society website

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