Trade Partners2021-05-07T21:42:38+00:00

Who We Love to Work With

Athena Engineering does a lot of different types of projects, and we need a lot of different types of trade partners and suppliers to work with us. So, what types of contractors do we work with the most and really need more of? We’re glad you asked!

The types of subcontractors we are always in need of, include:

  • Electrical (Low Voltage & Regular)
  • Concrete Demolition & Installation
  • Drywall & Framing (Metal-Stud & Wood)
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Abatement & Hazardous Material Demolition
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical Insulation
  • Mechanical Piping
  • Mechanical Firestopping

This only lists a few, so if you like what we’re about and want to work with us, send us a prequalification! Some of our requirements and FAQ are listed below to help smooth out the process as well, so take a look.

If you have questions after reading through everything, never hesitate to email us at projectassistants@athenaengineering.com

Why do you prequalify?2019-09-07T19:06:46+00:00

We prequalify our subcontractors because we want to protect our clients and all of the trade partners already doing work with us. We’re all about working with new and different contractors, but we just need some information to make sure you’re able to complete projects safely, are financially secure, and have the same safety values that we do. Following prequalification and approval, you will be placed on our bid list. If awarded a project, you will begin the Master Contract process.

Which diversity certifications do you accept?2019-09-06T22:54:36+00:00

As a minority and woman-owned company, we love working with other diverse businesses. The certifications that we accept come from the following third-party certifiers:

How do I start the prequalification?2021-05-07T21:53:21+00:00

Follow this link to our prequalification. It will take you to Building Connected where you can login under your existing username or create a new one. Under the qualifications tab, you’ll see Athena Engineering pop up as an available prequalification. If there’s any trouble, contact us at projectassistants@athenaengineering.com or check out Building Connected’s Help Center for Qualifications.


Do you require bonds?2019-11-20T21:41:20+00:00

If you intend to bid on projects in which your scope value is over $75,000, we require you to be BONDABLE. This means that you can provide a bond to us upon request. If you’re shortlisted for a project with an awarded subcontract value of over $75,000 you will be required to send us a letter of bondability showing proof of bondability and limits. The letter should name the company providing bonds, your aggregate/single project limits, a brief statement of your bond history, and the amount of capacity you have currently available. If you’ve bid public works projects before, you’ve probably requested this type of letter hundreds of times.

What kind of insurance do you require?2019-09-06T23:28:47+00:00

During the prequalification process we only require a certificate of insurance showing PROOF of insurance. Once a project is awarded to your company, we require project-specific certificates of insurance with additional insured, endorsements, and waiver of subrogation. To view a sample certificate of insurance with our minimum requirements, download it here. Some projects have larger limits and different insurance requirements, but we will always let you know about those when you’re in the bidding phase.

Where do Invitations to Bid come from?2021-04-29T19:57:41+00:00

Once you’re prequalified, you will begin to receive invitations to bid from our bid management program, Building Connected. All plans, specifications, addenda, and notifications will be sent through there. Obviously, you can also always email the estimating department at estimating@athenaengineering.com or email the assigned estimator directly with any questions throughout the bidding process. Prior to accepting a bid from you, you must have a current and approved prequalification with us.

Forms to have ready for the Prequalification

Check out our trade partner requirement checklist. This is a quick run-down of what we need in order to get you up and running with our contracts department!

Complete our Prequalification Form

We process our prequalifications through Building Connected & TradeTapp. Click the link below to get started!  

Important Forms

Download and review important subcontract and project forms


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