Clark Design Build - Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement Project Rendering


The Clark team is committed to the Enhanced Construction Outreach Program (ECOP) and the Small, Local and Emerging Business Program (SLEB). For this purpose, the Clark team is requesting the participation of Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Local Business Enterprises (LBE), Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE), and Small Local Emerging Business Enterprises (SLEB). The Clark team is dedicated to providing opportunities to local apprentices, youth, unemployed, and underemployed Alameda County residents. Clark will be responsible for design/build and general contractor services and contracting opportunities, while SmithGroup and Ratcliff will be responsible for architectural and interior design services as well as other consulting opportunities.

The Clark team will advertise opportunities in local trade publications and through industry exchanges and services, will conduct Outreach Meetings/Fairs to inform interested enterprises and residents of opportunities, and will assist participants in meeting all requirements as defined in future advertisements, bulletins, and meetings. These requirements will include such items as subcontractor entities providing 100% payment and performance bonds from an acceptable surety. Clark is an equal opportunity employer.

Clark Survey Form

ALL qualified and interested parties (contractors, vendors, truckers) should apply by downloading and filling out this form (PDF). Fax or email the completed form to Renee Clark along with current:

  • Business License
  • Certifications
  • Surety Letter

Completing this form will get you into our subcontractor database for the project.

Access to Resources

Alameda County Programs:


For information on how to get certified as a:

  • LBE (Local Business) please click here LBE
  • SBE/SLBE (Small or Small Local Business) please click here SBE/SLBE
  • MBE/WBE (Minority or Woman-Owned Business) please click here MBE/WBE
  • SLEB (Small, Local Emerging Businsess) please click here SLEB

Info on Plans And Specifications

  • 2nd Qtr 2015 - Phase 3B Demolition, Hazardous Material Abatement, Misc. MEP Cut/Cap, Misc. Temporary Wall Construction
  • 3rd Qtr 2015 - Phase 3C, Courtyard Landscape and Hardscape, Link Building Div to 16

Outreach Programs

The Small Business Strategic Partnership Program 2013
The Small Business Strategic Partnership Program (SBSPP) is designed to educate and expand the capacity of small business enterprises in the Bay Area. These classes are available at no cost to the participants. Participants in the SBSPP meet weekly for five months. Program courses included the fundamentals of project management, architectural blueprint reading, estimating, purchasing, financial statements and accounting, and insurance and bonding. The program includes a final group presentation project requiring teams of students to submit a small business plan and presentation to a team of Clark and other stake holders in Highland Hospital.

Selection Process

  • One participant per firm
  • Complete the enclosed application
  • Your firm must be a small emerging, women and/or minority-owned business
  • Your firm must hold an active business license in the construction industry

To Be Considered
Send an email to:
Richard Totaro
Highland Hospital ATR Project

SBSPP Graduates

ACE Mentors
ACE is a unique partnership among industry professionals — architects, interior designers, landscape architects, mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental and civil engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives, and other professionals from related corporations and professional organizations — who work together to attract young people to their professions.

Rebuilding Together (Oakland)
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Clark is working with RTO to provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of local low-income residents.

Clark along with its core-subcontractors teamed together to make long needed repairs to a family's home in North Oakland. The work includes roof repairs, installing new windows and carpet, as well as plumbing and electrical upgrades.

We would like to say thank you to all of our volunteers from County Supervisor Keith Carson's office, and General Services Agency. We also want to thank Cupertino Electric, Performance Contracting Inc., C/S Erectors, AMG, ISEC Construction, F.W. Spencer and Helix Electric for providing their expertise to the success of this project.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Questions about Clark's Survey

Q. Why do we need to complete the Survey?
A. The Survey is requested in order to identify and verify your company's ability to perform services. Your information is entered into our data base for future priority consideration.

Q. What is a CSI No.?
A. Construction Specification Institute (SI) is a list of standardized numbers and titles (1-48) organizing construction bidding and contract requirements, specifications, drawing notes, cost data, and building operations by work. Go to for more information.

Q. Is our financial information kept confidential?
A. Yes. This information is used to measure/verify the financial capacity of your company.

Bonding/Financial Questions

Q. If I am a Consultant do I need to have a Bond?
A. No.

Q. Is bonding required for this project?
A. Yes, for any construction/installation contract over $100K.

Q. Is there bonding assistance available?
A. Yes. For more information, contact the County of Alameda Bonding Assistance Program: or telephone 510-740-6922.

Q. What are the project insurance requirements?
A. $6M Commercial General Liability
At the discretion of the County, limits for Subcontractor coverage may be reduced based upon the size and scope of the subcontract.
Statutory Limit - Workers Compensation
$1M Automobile

Certification Questions

Q. What are the approved certification Agencies to obtain LBE, SBE, M/WBE certification?
A. Please see our links under the Certification heading above.

Q. What are Alameda County's stated goals for the community, minority and local business participation on this project (SLEB and ECOP program)?
A. 20% SLEB (Small, local, emerging business), 60% Local, 20% Small Business, 15% Small Minority, 5% Small Women

Q. If my company is a minority or women owned business outside of Alameda County, do we count towards Alameda County's goals?
A. If you are providing design or consulting services, then No. Consultants / design professionals need to be SLEB certified to count towards our project goals. For more info go to:
A. If you are a contractor, then Yes, but only if you are also a small business and have an SBE certification.

Labor Questions

Q. I'm a drywall contractor. Do I still have an opportunity to work on this project, even though you already have a Drywall contractor on board?
A. Yes. All of our core subcontractors have the same outreach/minority contracting goals as Clark. Please feel free to contact them directly - information on the left hand side above.

Q. Is this a hire Oakland "only" project?
A. No. Although the project site is located in Oakland, this is a County of Alameda Project. Our preference is to hire within Alameda County which includes the following cities: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol and Union City.

Q. Is there a project labor agreement (PLA) on this job?
A. Not at this time.

Q. If I am a contractor, do we need to belong to the Union?
A. Only if you are performing Carpenters or Laborers work, since Clark is signatory to both of those Unions.

Q. Is this a prevailing wage job?
A. Yes.

For additional information, please contact
Clark's Outreach coordinator:

Andrea Lowe, Director
Community Affairs Outreach Manager
A Squared Ventures, Inc.
Oakland, CA