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Public Notice: SBIDC Seeks Bids for Training Program

SBIDC Seeks Bids for Training Program

 

The Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) is seeking bids in connection with its administration of the winter cohort of the RETI Construction Training Program, a resiliency-focused job training program for low-income residents of Red Hook, funded by the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.  Services are requested for late January through March, for an anticipated cohort of 15-20 trainees, who will receive hard-skills training for approximately three weeks (with additional job readiness training provided for another three weeks). For the upcoming cohort, SBIDC seeks proposals in four categories:

 

Solar Panel Installation Training

Respondent must be prepared to offer training in all three relevant areas (carpentry, electrical, and solar installation), with a curriculum in each area as well as certified instructors in each field.   The training must include information on the science and mechanics of solar photovoltaic (PV), installation training, and current information on grid-interconnection, net-metering and rebates. The training must be provided at Respondent’s site (or another reasonable site found by respondent), as no site will be provided by SBIDC and its partners.

Respondent must be able to begin training in late January or early February 2018, with the ability to operate an additional training cohort of the same length and scope in late Spring/early Summer, if needed.

 

OSHA-10

Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification is required for employees of business that fall under OSHA regulated safety standards. Respondent must be prepared to offer a 10-hour OSHA course, culminating in the OSHA-10 Construction Certification. Our participants will more than likely be required to either have the OSHA-10 certification related to construction trades. There are two kinds of OSHA certifications: General Industry, and Construction. We will certify our graduates in construction.  Training will take place over the course of 2 days at the start of our Solar Panel Installation Training Program.

Respondent must be able to begin training in late January or early February 2018, with the ability to operate an additional training cohort of the same length and scope in late Spring/early Summer, if needed.

 

Scaffolding/Ladder Safety

Climbing a ladder is an essential job duty of Solar Panel Installers. Safety precautions for this task are crucial for the success of our graduates. Respondent must be prepared to offer 4-hour scaffolding course, including ladder safety, culminating with a certification indicating that participants are able to use a supported scaffold. In this class, students will learn how to properly erect and load scaffolds, erect and climb ladders safely, prevent fall and electrical hazards, how to properly wear a full body harness and more.

Respondent must be able to begin training in late January or early February 2018, with the ability to operate an additional training cohort of the same length and scope in late Spring/early Summer, if needed.

 

Requirements

As required by the NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, all interested bidders must provide a:

  • Scope of work that is responsive to the requirements set forth under “additional information” below, including a description of your training program, a training calendar, location of trainings, and a price per student and/or for the total cohort;
  • Statement of the firm’s qualifications;
  • Identification of any subcontractors that will be hired
  • Disclosure of any allegations or claims against the company

In addition, all bidders must complete the following forms:

  • Vendor responsibility questionnaire
  • Section 3 plan,
  • MWBE utilization plan (all to be completed as well)

 

For copies of the bid submission form, as well as sample Section 3 and MWBE utilization plans, as well as Exhibit E (supplementary conditions for contracts) and a sample score sheet that we will be using to evaluate all bids, please contact Justin Collins at jcollins@sbidc.org.

 

All bids are due by Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5pm.  M/WBEs are highly encouraged to apply.

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