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DDC’s Mentoring Program prepares qualified M/WBEs and small businesses to work with us

Participating businesses are mentored by experienced construction management firms and bid on contracts specially designated for M/WBEs and small businesses. Program participants receive customized business assessments, business growth planning, industry training and experience, and opportunities to work as prime contractors on specially designated construction projects.

Participants in the mentoring program receive business support and technical assistance to increase financial capacity and have the opportunity to bid on construction contracts up to $1.5 million.

DDC is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Mentoring Program cohort. To be notified about future cohorts, please complete this form.


To be eligible, a firm must:

  • Be a Construction Firm.
  • Be an M/WBE certified by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) or a qualified small business. (A qualified small business is an independently owned and operated non-M/WBE with average annual gross revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 during the last three calendar years.)
  • Have average annual gross revenue between $150,000 and $2.5 million during the last three calendar years.
  • Have at least two references valued at $25,000 individually for each trade of its prequalification request.
  • Be in business for one year or more.

Please note that the preliminary eligibility requirements are subject to change.

More Information

For additional details on the program, please download and review the program brochure.


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