Rebuild plans to make improvements to 150 to 200 public spaces over its lifetime. But unlike other public works projects, most Rebuild projects will be managed by experienced and qualified nonprofits called Project Users. Project Users will apply to work on Rebuild projects. Once selected, the Project User will assemble their team to complete the project.
The scope of work for a project, which will be shaped through a rigorous community engagement process, will determine what kind of contractors are needed to complete the project. Rebuild projects are likely to need architects, general contractors, project managers, landscape architects, plumbers, electricians, and more.
As a vendor, you can work on Rebuild by contracting directly with a Project User. Contract opportunities with Project Users will be posted publicly. Contracting opportunities are expected to become available in 2018.
The City will also hold a few contracts for Rebuild, mostly for professional services. Contracting opportunities with the City will be posted on eContractPhilly and the Rebuild website.
You can learn more about the rebuilding process, how your business can work on Rebuild and about the business supports available to help small businesses grow by attending one of Rebuild’s information sessions for local businesses. Rebuild is partnering with City Council to host an information session in each council district.
If you can’t attend one of the information sessions, you can view the presentation here.
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Rebuilding parks, recreation centers and libraries is one of Rebuild’s goals. How those projects are completed and who does that work is just as important to Rebuild.
The construction workforce in Philadelphia doesn’t look like the residents of the city. Local, minority, and female representation on construction job sites in Philadelphia should be higher. Through its PHL Pipeline program, Rebuild aims to improve access to family-sustaining jobs in the construction fields for low-income individuals, women and minorities.
As part of its commitment to diversity, Rebuild hopes to serve as a model for inclusion in workforce participation and contracting goals to help grow the local economy.
Through its business supports program, Rebuild will assist local businesses, with a focus on minority-, women-, and disabled-owned owned businesses in addressing common challenges to growing their business. Rebuild, with the support of Talson Solutions, LLC, will work with local businesses to determine their challenges, such as financial documentation or accounting, tax compliance, bonding, cash flow, etc., and create individual plans to address them and to build capacity to work on Rebuild projects and other city contracts.