Services & Benefits

Services & Benefits

Member Benefits

ONLINE PLAN SYSTEM (OPS)

Available via mvbe.com

Our Online Plan System covers New York State from the Canadian border through upper Pennsylvania.

From the day you join the Exchange, you will have access to OPS allowing you to view projects posted from government agencies, institutional, commercial, industrial and private entities.

MVBE Online Plan System (OPS) – Standard Membership ($375/yr.)

  • Track projects;
  • Add company to bidders list;
  • Order prints;
  • View project activity and detail;
  • Search for pertinent information

MVBE Online Plan System (OPS) – Upgraded Membership

(Standard Membership plus $595/yr. + tax)

  • All options of Standard Membership, plus:
    • View all project documents and addenda;
    • Perform onscreen project take-offs with free;
    • Downloadable estimating software;
    • View Pre-Bid Projects to plan ahead for the next busy construction season

SERVICES AVAILABLE AT MVBE OFFICE

  • Monthly Tool Box Talks included in Newsletter
  • Weekly Electronic Bulletin
  • Dedicated computer available for inspecting the Online Plan System during the work day
  • In-house reproduction of plans and specs upon request during business hours
  • Annual Membership Directory

NATIONWIDE SERVICE

As a member of BxNet (Builders Exchange Network), we collaborate with our partners in construction across the United States and into Canada to gain perspective on the issues that affect us on a national scale. Executive Director Tracy Page currently serves on the Board.

STATE WIDE SERVICE – Building Industry Employers (B.I.E.)

Member of Building Industry Employers of New York State; Executive Director Tracy Page currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer.

LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS

  • Communication with governmental agencies regarding contract bidding, specifications, etc., through the BIE of NYS
  • Lobbying with NYS through the Business Council of NYS
  • Local and State-wide reporting of issues affecting our industry through our involvement with the Small Business Council and Government Affairs and Economic Development groups.

GROUP PURCHASE DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

N.Y.S. Workers Compensation Safety Group #469. Largest Construction Safety Group in New York State administered by Lovell Safety Management Company

SAFETY / TRAINING

  • OSHA Training Programs at MVBE office
  • Safety Training – courses available at MVBE office
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • OPS Training

EDUCATION

Timely seminars on safety, tax changes, construction law, contract documents, bonding & insurance, finance, etc.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Advocating the need of a strong construction trades workforce through construction career days, student classroom instruction, apprenticeships, scholarships, and partnership in our local workforce development committee. We work hand-in-hand with the Herkimer-Madison-Oneida Workforce Development Board, area BOCES, and community colleges to help educate our young people on the value of a career in construction.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Furthering the promotion of the construction industry through membership and volunteerism in local organizations/associations like the United Way and Greater Chamber of Commerce.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

  • Mohawk Valley Construction Industry Clambake
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Membership Meetings including Cabin Fever
  • Annual Member Dinner

MEETING AND CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Conference room for up to 30 persons available to member firms.

REPRESENTATIVE BOARD

Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is composed of a cross-section of the Mohawk Valley Construction Industry.

STRENGTH

Members of Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange, Inc., as leaders in their respective fields, contribute generously to the building construction industry of the Mohawk Valley and the State of New York, and to the economic vitality of the Region and State as well. Members belong because they care about the future of their Region and State and give of their time and energy freely to protect and advance the integrity of the building construction industry.

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