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Application. Objective The objective of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ’ s Mentor-Prot é g é Program is to increase the number of Port.

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1 Application

2 Objective The objective of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ’ s Mentor-Prot é g é Program is to increase the number of Port Authority-certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) capable of bidding successfully on larger construction contracts with the Port Authority and other public and private organizations. The Program seeks to improve the Prot é g é s ’ management, organization and construction skills by teaching them new strategic tools to speed the growth of their businesses. Launched in 2002, this unique and innovative Program represents a significant commitment that major construction companies have made to act as Mentors to Prot é g é firms, sharing their business and construction expertise, and providing crucial industry exposure. The first class of Prot é g é firms graduated in April 2005, successfully completing the inaugural three- year Program, with many reporting increases in their businesses as a result of their participation. This Program is one major example of how the Port Authority, working with the public and private partners, helps strengthen the regional economy, creates new business opportunities and broadens workforce participation.

3 Core Curriculum The Mentor-Protégé training prepares the Protégés for proficiency in the following eight categories: Construction Contract Law, Construction Estimating, Financial Management (Financial Strategies), Managing Projects Between $500,000 and $3 Million (Project Management), OSHA and Your Responsibilities-Understanding Safety, Planning and Scheduling To Reduce Project Costs, Project Controls, and Professional Development. The training takes place in a formal classroom environment and is reinforced by the Mentors via one-on-one consultation.

4 How the Program Works Mentors provide “on-call” availability of a professional representative whose commitment to Protégés involves a range of advice from project planning to estimating, bidding, and project close out, along with sharing a broad range of other important general and trade contracting information. Through this exceptional exposure, Protégés are expected to incorporate this new knowledge into their business practices, making tactical and tangible changes in their approach and operations. During the three-year Program period, Protégés participate in seminars, information exchange sessions and mandatory curriculum classes. Additionally, Protégé firms are exposed to networking events where they interact directly with well-known players in the industry, make formal presentations and secure the business connections and know-how necessary to further develop their businesses. They can also form partnerships with other Protégé firms to expand their respective capabilities.

5 Protégé Eligibility Requirements Must be certified as an MBE or WBE with the Port Authority Must be qualified by the Port Authority in Range B ($500,001 - $1.5 million) or higher as either GC-Bldg., GC-Heavy, Mechanical, or Electrical Must have a good work history with the Port Authority and/or other NY or NJ public agencies, demonstrating ability to perform as a prime contractor Must be able to pass a Vendex check Must be willing to make a three-year commitment to the Program – attending monthly Full or Half-Day training sessions, networking events, and proactively involved with Mentoring firm Must be willing and committed to participating on teams as part of training courses and the Program’s annual project competition

6 The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Mentor-Protégé Application Name of Business Entity:Assumed Business Name: Federal I.D. or Social Security: Business Phone: Fax Number: Cell Phone: Website: Signature Certifies that information supplied on all corresponding pages of this document is accurate. Signature Date Business Address:Mailing Address (if different):Construction Contractors License #: Certification Status (check all that apply) : MBE WBE SBE DBE Agency Certified with:How did you learn of this program? Identify all Owners/Officers or managing members with more than 20% ownership: Name %Ownership Title

7 Principal ’ s Name: Principal ’ s title: Contact for Application (if other than principal): Name: Title: Telephone #: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Mentor-Protégé Application Business Registration date with NY or NJ Secretary of State: Number of Full-Time Employees: Number of Part-Time Employees: (Less than 30 Hours a week) Business Organization: Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC) Sole Proprietorship Partnership Other (Specify): If Partnership: Name of Partner: Address: % of Control: Date of Agreement: PA Minority Status: Certified as: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Women ’ s Business Enterprise (WBE) Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Asian-Indian American Indian Description of Services:

8 Name of Insurance Company: Agent: Phone: Amount: $ Type of Coverage: Name of Bonding Company: Agent: Phone: Single: $ Aggregate: $ Please list the 4 largest construction contracts your company has completed within the last 3 years. Customer/Prime Contractor: Telephone: Contact Person: Type of Project: Prime contractor: Contract Amount: $ Year Completed: Joint Venture: Subcontractor: Customer/Prime Contractor: Telephone: Contact Person: Type of Project: Prime contractor: Contract Amount: $ Year Completed: Joint Venture: Subcontractor: Customer/Prime Contractor: Telephone: Contact Person: Type of Project: Prime contractor: Contract Amount: $ Year Completed: Joint Venture: Subcontractor: Customer/Prime Contractor: Telephone: Contact Person: Type of Project: Prime contractor: Contract Amount: $ Year Completed: Joint Venture: Subcontractor:

9 Licenses/Permits (include State if appropriate): State Issued by/Exp Date Trade Specialties: General Contractor Heavy: General Contractor Building: Other (Specify): Please list Port Authority contract awards and bidding history in last three years. Contract # Bid Date Successful Bidder (Y/N) If Successful, Award Date Please provide the annual revenue for each last three fiscal years for this business entity, including its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fiscal Year: Annual Gross Revenue:

10 Check the categories where you need assistance: Business and strategic planning Blueprint reading Implementation and action plans Reading& interpreting plans& specifications System development Scheduling & Purchasing Market Analysis Builder’s Math Operations’ assessment Process for obtaining permits & sub-contracts Preparing & negotiating change orders Prompt payment procedures Documents & contract management Troubleshooting & delay avoidance Personnel Management Project planning, scheduling, & work-in-progress Finance management Accounting records preparation & maintenance Cost Accounting Bonding & Insurance Banking services and cash sources Payrolls Competitive marketplace overhead Analysis of fixed & variable costs Take-off’s & Estimating Develop & monitor job costs Post award bid assessment of successful & unsuccessful proposals/bids Are you available to attend mandatory monthly meetings with assigned mentor?

11 State why you want to be selected as a Protégé (attach as many sheets as necessary): Describe your familiarity with the Port Authority construction process: What do you believe are your firm’s greatest strengths?:

12 Identify persons responsible for making the following Management Decisions: 1. Financial Decisions: Position: 2. Estimating Decisions: Position: 3. Bidding Decisions: Position: 4. Supervising Field Operations Decisions: Position: 5. Payroll Decisions: Position: 6. Legal Decisions: Position: Support Facilities and Materials Owned or Leased (if applicable): 1. Office Space-Square Footage: 2. Yard Space-Square Footage: 3. Equipment/Machinery (including rentals): 4. Other: Other Affiliations: Name of Firm: Position in Company: Nature of Affiliation:

13 Supporting Documents-To be submitted with Application 1. Resume of Principals/Officers of Firm 2. Financial Statement 3. Last Three Years’ Tax Returns PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. INCOMPLETE SUBMITTALS WILL BE RETURNED AND MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR CANDIDACY. PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION TO: Pam Parlor, Port Authority of NY and NJ, 241 Erie Street Room 238, Jersey City, NJ 07310


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