Small Business Enterprises (SBE) &
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
Park Construction Company’s Small Business Information Plan
Park Construction Company’s Small Business Information Plan Park Construction Company has a long and successful history of working with small businesses. The information contained in the following paragraphs will help you become a valuable member of the team on projects Park Construction Company is bidding. If you need more information than is contained below or you wish to get enrolled in our small business/small disadvantage business database, feel free to contact our Small Business Liaison Officer, Laurie Scott at 763-786-9800. Good luck to you and we look forward to working with you on future projects.
Does your company qualify as a Small Business?
The determination of whether or not a business is a “small business” is dependent on the type of industry, the annual receipt and the number of employees. To see if your company qualifies as a small business, please review the latest update on the Small Business Administration’s website.
Does your company qualify as a Disadvantaged Business?
In addition to the small business designation, your firm may also qualify as a disadvantaged small business. A small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, and Native Americans are presumed to quality. Other individuals can qualify if they show by a “preponderance of the evidence” that they are disadvantaged.
Affirmative Action Program
Park Construction Company is an equal opportunity employer and as such our stringent EEO Policy is written into all of our subcontractor agreements.
Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, creed, affectional preference, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regards to public assistance, physical or mental handicap, or disabled veteran status.
Park Construction Company offers EEO training at their annual safety days and this training is available to all subcontractors who are willing to participate.
For help in developing your Affirmative Action Plan, visit Minnesota’s human rights website or visit the North Dakota Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office.
How does certification help your small business?
Certified businesses are listed in a directory. Prime contractors needing subcontractors to perform work ancillary to their primary work will refer to this directory when searching for small businesses and SDBs. Virtually all state and federal projects have minimum requirements for participation by small businesses and /or SDBs. You will make it easy for the Prime contractor to locate you if you get registered and or certified.
How can you get registered as a SBE or DBE?
The following will direct you to some websites that you may wish to register with as they apply to your firm.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) – Small Business Information
- MN Department of Administration – Doing Business With Vendors of Goods and Services On-line Vendor Registration
- Central Certification Program (CERT) – A small business certification program, a collaboration of Hennepin County, Ramsey County and City of St. Paul
- MNDOT Civil Rights (MNUCP) – A collaboration of Minnesota Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and Metropolitan Council
- ND Department of Transportation – Doing Business with Civil Rights Programs
- Veterans – For Veteran-owned small businesses
- HubZone – A Program for Historically Underutilized Businesses
- Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical
- Improvenet – Various types of small contractors
Applying for SDB Certification
Small businesses wanting to take advantage of the SDB Program must be certified by the SBA. You can obtain more information about the SDB Program by contacting any SBA district office , or reviewing the SDB home page, or taking the online training course on SBA certifications. For more information or questions, call (202) 619-1850.
Please fax all quotes to our Corporate Office at 763-717-6237.
With many of the projects Park Construction Company bids, there are specific diversity goals to be met. As part of the bidding process, which often runs right down to the wire, we may be required to state a percentage of those goals that we can meet. If you are a woman-owned, minority-owned, hubzone, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned or disadvantaged small business enterprise, please include this information in your quote so we know you are a firm that can help us reach those goals. There are a few basics you should know about teaming up with us in a prime-subcontractor relationship:
Park Construction Company offers assistance in bonding to small business entities. Please contact Laurie Scott at 763-786-9800 for bonding assistance. You can also check out the following website to get answers on your bonding questions.