MEC’s approach to subcontracting creates realistic opportunities for subcontractors of varying sizes – small, large, local, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).
MEC offers a full range of subcontracting opportunities to various firms of different capacities. We review every project’s scope of work to determine where both DBE and non-DBE subcontractors and suppliers can meet the project’s challenges by providing meaningful, commercially useful functions.
Our experience in past outreach efforts has led to the development of excellent working relationships with many well-qualified DBE subcontractors.
In addition to drawing on the experience and existing relationships of our team members who have a strong history of working with DBEs, we take additional steps for encouraging new DBE participation through the following channels:
- Identification of all possible certified DBE firms.
- Periodical scheduling of informational meetings/open houses to meet with local firms and explore opportunities.
- Soliciting in local newspapers.
- Meeting with DBEs who offer other products and services that complement project needs.
- Coordinating pre-proposal meetings with DBEs to discuss our proposed DBE subcontracting plans and incorporate their feedback.
- Conducting DBE outreach events to identify and gain knowledge of DBE firms we can use to perform work on our projects. Our plan is to solicit additional specific DBE subcontracting opportunities for us and our subcontractors and clearly communicate expectations and requirements.
- Maximizing opportunities by breaking large opportunities into economically feasible units and appropriately sizing contract packages.
- Providing technical assistance in a variety of areas including software training; quality assurance plans; utilization of owner’s plans; workforce utilization submittals; safety plans; work plans; supplies; and billing.
- Bonding – we will work with qualified DBEs in obtaining bonding and insurance.
MEC works closely with local DBE subcontractors meeting or exceeding utilization goals using the above methodology.
Outreach Program Elements
- Outreach meetings advertised in several local publications.
- Outreach meetings held at local establishment.
- Detailed presentations of work scope packages by our M/W/DBE Coordinators and Business Development team members.
General Contractor of the Year Award
Kiewit and Mass. Electric have a reason to celebrate. We were recently awarded the Robert Jackson Annual Breakfast General Contractor of the Year Award. This award recognizes the general contractor who exhibited exemplary performance through involvement with the Black Chamber of Commerce and Black Construction Group members. We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award and continue to strive to make Kiewit and Mass. Electric the Contractor of Choice within the African American contracting community.