Hope you are staying safe and healthy. In these uncertain times, we are doing our best to give exposure to M/W/DBE opportunities as they come across our desk. Please read below for information brought to us by Riverside Center for Innovation and Pittsburgh local general contractor, PJ Dick.Be sure to register in advance in order to receive Webinar log-in details.
Today at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23rd, Holly Douglas of Cosmos Technologies will explain what you need to have in place pertaining to health and social distancing risks before you can get back on your construction jobs. In talking with the primes, developers, building owners and home residents may require to know what you have in your safety plan before returning to the job. If you have not registered, I would encourage you do and send to other folks in the construction industry that you may know. Construction Jobs are expected to start on May 1st.
Tomorrow Friday, April 24th at 10 AMif you missed out or your bank did not call you back on the 1st round of the SBA's CARES Act which turns into grant funds, the 2nd Rounds of the CARES act will be signed today and expected to be release as soon as tomorrow. So do not wait, Dave Miller, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Bank will be reviewing the application process and steps that you need to apply for a these loans turning to grants. Know that Enterprise Bank helped 250 businesses get approximately $50 million and will be accepting applications from businesses that do not have a prior relationship with their bank. Use these funds to gear up for your next construction contracts.
Every business is unique and should model their COVID-19 response plan and return to work steps around CDC guidelines. It is important to note, the CDC guidelines will likely evolve over time and small DBE firms should review requirements on a regular basis and do what works for them.
Our friends at PJ Dick shared some of their resources (below). Each document is available for download by clicking on the image or the corresponding link. These were developed based on the guidelines set by the CDC, City, State, and County. Be sure to base your safety procedures on the information from these institutions and what's appropriate for your business. Stay safe!
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