• nextDEAL

    nextDEAL is designed to develop teams of construction and construction-affiliated firms to pursue large prime and 2nd-tier contracts. Contractors will receive support in preparation for teaming arrangements, in development of contractor teams, and in identifying procurement opportunities to pursue.

    nextDeal Spring is a Teaming and Procurement Program for Professional Services Firms and nextDeal Fall is a Teaming and Procurement Program for Construction and Contracting Firms. 

    By the end of the program, each participant will receive:
    • A Team Strategic Plan
    • Access to Capital Resources
    • Best practices in Estimating and Negotiations
    • Procurement Development Coaching

    nextDEAL will cover opportunity forecasting, growth strategy, estimating, project documentation, access to capital, and negotiation strategies.
    The program includes:
    • 3 hour per week of classroom instruction for 8 weeks
    • Unlimited personalized one-on-one consuling sessions with CUL EC consulting staff
    • Teaming technical assistance consulting
    • Networking with other program participants and alumni
    • Eligibility for up to 10K in mico finance assistance with the Private Bank
    • Matchmaking assistance to find appropriate funding sources and secure financing
    • Procurement related support services for teams formed through the program

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Own a construction or construction-affiliated firm that is at least 3 years old
    • Average $100,000 in annual gross revenue
    • Be licensed in the municipalities where the firm conducts business
    • Have relevant project history
    • Have obtained or be eligible to obtain DBE, MBE, WBE/FBE certification, or an 8(a) certification (preferred)


    nextDEAL Inclusion Challenge Winner

    For more information, contact Sandra Brinston at 773-624-8810 or sbrinston@thechicagourbanleague.org.