The SFMTA is committed to encouraging the economic growth of small and local businesses through this project by providing contractor assistance in the form of outreach and bid preparation training. Also, unbundling contracts, a bonding and financing assistance program, small business set-aside programs and active monitoring of prompt payment ensure that the SFMTA provides opportunities to small businesses. On the upcoming tunnel contract, 12 to 18 percent of the total contract is anticipated to be performed by small business enterprises, which is more than twice the six percent goal for the project.
For employment training and job placement for non-construction jobs on the Central Subway project, the SFMTA works with the First Source Hiring program and places disadvantaged trainees with the prime and subcontractors. On construction contracts, the SFMTA implements the federal goals for women and minorities for each trade as well as state apprenticeship requirements. The SFMTA does this by working with First Source and CityBuild to provide referrals to contractors.
Visit www.sfmta.com/central to learn more about employment or contracting opportunities with the Central Subway Project.