Hillcrest Heights Elementary School is a public school serving 487 students in grades in Pre- Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Hillcrest Heights Elementary School

PROJECT:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary School

Location: Temple Hills, MD
Owner: Prince Georges County Public Schools
Client:

Project Goals:
Board of Education Capital Improvement Program

Contracting Goals:






  • 14% Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Certified Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)


As Affirmative Action Consultant, L. S. Caldwell & Associates, Inc. developed and implemented a minority outreach program which led to the highest minority business enterprise participation rate ever achieved by Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education.

With only two weeks scheduled for preparation and strategy implementation, L. S. Caldwell & Associates, Inc. completed an outreach program that brought a projected twenty three percent (23%) Maryland Department Of Transportation (MDOT) contractor participation to this Project. Maryland State MDOT projects carry a fourteen percent (14%) goal. Previously, Prince George’s County Public School Board of Education projects had never achieved ten percent (10%) participation. Final MDOT participation exceeded twenty-five percent (25%).

L. S. Caldwell & Associates, Inc. programs and outreach methods that aided in this achievement included:

  • Coordinating the efforts of Prime Contractors and various construction associations and organizations toward M/WBE identification and development of successful MBE relationships.
  • Provided instruction on monitoring the MBE performance and compliance with local, state and federally mandated guidelines.
  • Used the M/WBE certified Maryland Department of Transportation database and local certifying authorities/associations for targeted outreach to subcontractors
  • Maintained liaison with community-based organizations, construction/trade associations and assistance programs throughout the area to promote the Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education, Capital Improvement Program.
  • Developed an outreach information system inclusive of varied correspondence regarding the project for public dissemination to interested individuals, businesses organizations and trade associations.
  • Provided direct mail and fax communication to certified M/WBEs and General Contractors for dissemination of contracting opportunity information
  • Conducted fax follow-up communication to interested M/WBEs and General Contractors and facilitated correspondence between the two for bid preparations.
  • Provided lists of M/WBEs to General Contractors and conversely, lists of General Contractors to MBEs for aid in preparation of bids and attainment of participation goals.
Hillcrest Heights Elementary School is a public school serving 487 students in grades in Pre- Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Hillcrest Heights Elementary School is a public school serving 487 students in grades in Pre- Kindergarten through fifth grade.