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MBE/WBE Participation

Recently, EBS joined the City of Philadelphia to prepare, develop and present a series of workshops and seminars to provide contractor integrity, education and strengthen the capacity and independence of ready, willing and able minority-owned companies. EBS collaborated with the Office of Economic Opportunity on the content of the series and funded the effort. The effort focused on compliance with contractual obligations, technical assistance for minority owned businesses and the potential legal consequences of violating the City’s Anti-Discrimination policies. This joint educational endeavor for the minority contractor training consisted of 12 classes over a 6 month period ending in a graduation ceremony held in City Hall. Over 35 minority firms were awarded a certificate of completion for successfully attending and participating in all twelve classes. As a result of this endeavor the portfolio of qualified minority firms reached a higher level of quality.

EBS was recognized in the MCIA – Mercer County Improvement Authority Newsletter for our efforts in partnering with many NJ and local firms (approx. 74%) to build the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse as well as a strong effort to hire as many SBE/WBE/MBE firms (approx. 21%) for this job.

 

Past Performance with respect to Disadvantaged Businesses
SELECTED PROJECTS GOALS PARTICIPATION
MERCER COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE
Trenton, NJ - Total Cost: Approx. $53 Million
New Construction 5 story building, 142,000 s.f.
20% 20.4%
SAMUEL FELS HIGH SCHOOL
Philadelphia, PA - Total Cost: Approx. $42 Million
250,000 s.f. New School Construction
25% 27%
MAIN AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Passaic, New Jersey - Total Cost: Approx. $48 Million
New Construction of 154,496 s.f. School
25% 40.8%
H.B. WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Camden, New Jersey - Total Cost: Approx. $26 Million
New Construction of 89,332 s.f. School
25% 50.7%
BURLINGTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Burlington, New Jersey - Total Cost: Approx. $46 Million
149,000 s.f. Renovation & 49,982 s.f. Addition to High School
25% 31%
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Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc.
2800 Southampton Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: 215-677-2625
Fax: 215-677-6571
mail@ernestbock.com