DSA has the capacity to assist Section 3 Business Concerns secure contracts in two areas:

  • Construction Specific Program Management
  • One-on One Technical Assistance

Construction Specific Program Management

DSA has operated Contractor Development & Compliance Programs for the past nine years and is very familiar with Harris County, Section 3 and its components. DSA currently operates and maintains a Contractor Resource Center (CRC) website. The CRC goes beyond the “plan room,” by providing not just plans and technical resources, but a contractor-friendly and accessible home base from which Section 3 businesses can prospect, network, acquire and share practical skills and useful knowledge, and motivate each other to succeed. The CRC will provide a “one stop” location for contractors and suppliers to receive the following:

  • Bid Preparation
  • Identifying Bid Opportunities
  • Understanding Blueprints and Work Specs
  • Estimating Assistance
  • Scheduling
  • Project Management

Risk Management and Safety is an important ingredient in any construction project. DSA firmly believes in not only providing back-office and management assistance but providing on-site safety support. Services that will be made available are:

  • OSHA Compliance
  • Tail-Gate Meetings
  • Safety Manuals in English & Spanish
  • Safety Seminars
  • On-Site Inspection Assessments
  • Equipment Training
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation

Human Resources Management tends to get “down-graded” when it comes to level of importance. DSA provides day-to-day HR Outsourcing solutions to emerging companies. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Customized Employee Handbooks
  • Anti-Harassment Seminars
  • HR Consulting Support
  • Job Succession Analysis
  • Diversity Training
  • Wage and Hour Analysis

One-on-One Support Services

The DSA Team will be providing One-on-One Support Services which are divided into three main categories:

General Business Management

  • Business Plans
  • Implementation & Action Planning
  • Organizational Structuring
  • Market Analysis
  • Market Plan Development
  • Sales Analysis
  • Operational Assessments
  • Disaster Recovery

Financial Administration

  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Loan Packaging
  • Financial Planning
  • Job Costing
  • Work in Progress Reporting
  • Payroll Administration
  • Tax Reporting

Bonding & Insurance

  • Bond Application Preparation or Review
  • Insurance/Workmen’s Compensation Preparation or Review
  • Market Individual Contractors to Sureties & Insurance Agents
  • Monitor Contractor Performance

Participants requesting and receiving Hands-On Technical and Managerial Assistance are required to pay required application, finance and consulting fees associated with the services rendered.