Port and Construction Resource Center Facilitate Inaugural Contractor Academy
In November, the Port awarded the Construction Resource Center (CRC) a Community Investment Program grant to partner with the Port's Contract Compliance Office to organize and facilitate the Port’s inaugural Contractor Academy. The 30 registrants participated in the virtual Academy on Wednesdays from September 27 through November 15, 2023.
CRC provided Academy participants with valuable information to grow and scale their businesses. Specific topics included bonding and insurance, project management, billing and cash flow management, and bidding and estimating. Port staff from Engineering, Safety, Risk, Maritime Security, Purchasing, and Contract Compliance provided detailed information regarding Port policies and procedures.
The Port’s two Prime Builders, Turner Construction and Webcor, also taught Academy participants how to register as subcontractors and successfully administer projects. We hope to see these participants on Port projects soon.