The St. Louis American: “City’s inclusion goals set for NGA”

Posted on Jan 16, 2020

ST. LOUIS – Dec 19, 2019.

“More than 1,000 workers could be employed daily in 2022 during peak construction of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new $1.75 billion facility project, which broke ground on November 26.

This is a tremendous opportunity to implement the City of St. Louis’ law for employing local residents, minorities, women and apprentices, according to advocates and union leaders.

The city’s inclusion goals require that a minimum of 25 percent of the contract’s labor hours go to minorities, 7 percent go to women, 23 percent to city residents and 20 percent to apprentices.

In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials, which is overseeing design and construction, told The St. Louis American that the agency can only adopt federal workforce goals of 14.7 percent minority and 6.9 percent women on the N.G.A. project.

However, members of the McCarthy-HITT joint venture team leading the project’s construction said that they have taken it upon themselves to implement the city’s goals.

“We have our contractual goals and our internal goals, but those are just numbers,” Heather Cirre, small business manager for the McCarthy-HITT team. “We are really interested in maximizing the participation of the community around us, based on what the marketplace will support.”

For them, the project is also an opportunity to build a pipeline of apprentices and address the issue of attrition in the trades, Cirre said.”

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Small Business & M/WBE Outreach Event

Posted on Oct 2, 2019

McCarthy HITT will be hosting an outreach event for all companies interested in working on construction of the Next NGA West project, especially small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses. We will provide a schedule update on design activities project occurring over Fall/Winter 2019-2020, along with guidance on how to qualify for construction contracting opportunities. We also will provide networking sessions with our preconstruction and subcontractor bid procurement teams, along with other community resources for small businesses, including representatives from the MO and IL Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), the MO Association of General Contractors, and the St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center.

Who: We welcome all companies interested in working on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency project.

  • This event is primarily for small businesses and those owned by minorities, women, and veterans.
  • Scopes of work covered by this event include sitework, hauling/trucking, fencing, asphalt, concrete, mechanical, and electrical
  • Future events regarding contracting opportunities for core & shell and interior finishes will take place once construction begins.
  • Large businesses who want to learn about contracting with small and disadvantaged businesses may also wish to attend.

Cost: Free

Registration Required (not necessary for speakers & table hosts):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-mbe-wbe-federal-contracting-nga-update-fallwinter-19-20-tickets-76267198243

Nearest Metrolink station:  8th & Pine (about 4 blocks)

Nearby parking garages:

  • Mansion House Garage, 330 N. 4th Street (Bring parking ticket to pay at Covo)
  • St. Louis Place SP+ Parking, 451 Pine Street
  • Kiener Plaza East, 500 Pine Street

Missouri Women in Trades Blue Collar // Black Tie Awards Gala

Posted on Sep 1, 2019

Join the Missouri Women in Trades for a night of acknowledgement, gratitude, and celebration! The Blue Collar // Black Tie Awards Gala will be one to remember. For the first time ever in Missouri, women in trades are being honored and celebrated by way of a gala.

The awards program recognizes, celebrates and validates the successes and challenges of working women, as well as students, advocates and workplace leaders. We honor the women who have made (and are on their way to making) a piece of history in non traditional trades careers.

For more information, visit the event’s website at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mowits-blue-collar-black-tie-awards-gala-tickets-61719727366

Construction Training Fair

Posted on Aug 12, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a construction training fair for the Next NGA West facility. Attendees will receive information about careers in various trades, including:

– Carpentry
– Electrical
– Fabrication
– Heavy Equipment Operation
– HVAC
– Plumbing

For more information, visit the Next NGA West website at http://nextngawest.com/job-opportunities.html#hiring-events

Urban Expo: Back to School & Community Festival

Posted on Aug 1, 2019

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis has you covered with their Urban Expo: Back to School & Community Festival (Aug. 9-11) at America’s Center. The expo is an effort to support the Urban League’s mission of empowering their 100,000 plus clients with vital access to programs and resources that serve as a catalyst for positive change within the African-American community. There is truly something for everyone at this event including: live entertainment such as Yolanda Adams and Dorinda Clark, job fair, book bags, empowerment seminars, family resources, food, games, prizes, health screenings, literary corner, school supplies, senior services, women’s empowerment summit, workshops and more.

For more information, visit the event’s website at https://www.ulstl.com/urban-expo/

USACE Construction Training Fair

Posted on Jul 31, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a construction training fair for the Next NGA West facility on August 27 from 4 – 7pm. Attendees will receive information about careers in various trades, including:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Fabrication
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

For more information, visit the Next NGA West website at http://nextngawest.com/job-opportunities.html#hiring-events

Location:
August 27, 2019 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
St. Stanislaus Community Center
1413 N. 20th Street
St. Louis, MO 63106

USACE St. Louis Small Business Industry Day March 19, 2019

USACE St. Louis Small Business Industry Day March 19, 2019

Posted on Mar 4, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is hosting a Small Business Industry Day event for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West (N2W) program. The event will be held on March 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM at the Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center. Click here to register for Industry Day via the USACE website.

Join Us at Next NGA West Construction Town Hall Meeting

Join Us at Next NGA West Construction Town Hall Meeting

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

St. Louis Development Corporation and MOKAN are hosting a Construction Town Hall Meeting for the Next NGA West project. The meeting will include a panel discussion followed by a networking reception, when you can network with the McCarthy HITT Team.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
William J. Harrison Education Center
3140 Cass Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63106

Registration is required by January 5, 2018. Seating is limited. Please see the event flyer for additional information and instructions.

McCarthy HITT Will Host Small Business & Subcontractor Outreach & Small Business Education Session on Oct 26th

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

McCarthy HITT is hosting a Small Business & Subcontractor Outreach event to share the latest information regarding the procurement process and walk through timing and bidding information followed by networking time with your applicable work group. You will be able to speak with key representatives from McCarthy HITT, our design team Black & Veatch Gensler Joint Venture, and team members Castle Contracting, Icon Mechanical, and Sachs Electric. In addition, we will host a Small Business Education Session after the pursuit update and networking time. Are you a firm that qualifies as M/W/DBE, but don’t know if you qualify as a Small Business? Stick around, and we’ll help you learn how to find out! Click here for more information and to register.

USACE Kansas City Hosts N2W Industry Day October 25, 2017

USACE Kansas City Hosts N2W Industry Day October 25, 2017

Posted on Sep 29, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is hosting an Industry Day event for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West (N2W) program. The event will be held on October 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the Grand Hall at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall. The McCarthy HITT design-build team will be there to network. Click here to register for Industry Day via the Next NGA West website.