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Hiring Entities

Find & Hire Vetted Diverse Firms From Our Centralized Database

Meet And Exceed Your Compliance Goals

Post Your Projects And Receive Bids

Develop Quality Relationships W/ Diverse Firms

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Diverse Firms

Claim Your Profile To Be Easily Discovered By GCS

Advertise Your Capabilities And Strengths

Receive Targeted Solicitations And Win More Projects

Develop Quality Relationships W/ Contractors

Available Projects

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JPMorgan Chase Building
(270 Park Ave) / Manhattan, NY
Due on April 1st, 2023 JRM Contruction

$3B

Bronx Animal Care Center / Bronx, NY
Due on February 1st, 2023 EW Howell

$70M

Battery Park City Pier A Plaza / Manhattan, NY
Due on February 7th, 2023 Restani Contruction

$80M

Empowerment 
Through Data

Tough Leaf is a Market Network connecting Contractors/Developers with Diverse Firms.

Contractors/Developers find and hire diverse firms they can trust by posting their requests for bid on Tough Leaf. Through our data driven solution, Tough Leaf is able to provide a list of vetted diverse firms that meet job requirements and are willing to provide bids.

Diverse firms get access to opportunities based on their qualifications. They also get access to capacity building services such as: Insurance, Bonding, Financing, Benefits, etc

YOU HANDLE THE BUILDING.
We'll Handle your Diverse Firm Procurement.

20+

Hiring Entities

75,000+

Diverse Firms

140+

Projects

$41M+

Awarded Contracts

Geographic Expansion

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Testimonials

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Firas Safa

Procurement Manager @ Restani

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Wayne Lambert

Director @ Turner & Townsend

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Mafe Alizo

Diversity Procurement @ Structure Tone

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Rose Puff

Owner @ Rose Contracting

"Finally I do not have to spend hours looking through outdated databases."

Firas Safa
Procurement Manager @ Restani

FAQ
Here are some of the toughLeaf frequently asked questions
I am a certified Diverse Firm (MBE, WBE,DBE, SDVOB, …) , how do I claim my profile?

You can claim your profile by clicking on the “login” button on the top right of the screen. A window will pop out, it will say at the bottom of the window, “ Not a member yet? Sign Up” .

  1. Enter Your contact information
    1. Once you enter your Email Address, our system will identify the company and fill in the company information
    2. If there are any issues please email [email protected]
  2. Click “I’m not a robot”
  3. Click “I agree to the terms of use & privacy policy”
  4. You will then receive an email from Tough Leaf to verify your Email Address
  5. Congratulations you claimed your profile
I am a certified Diverse Firm, what do I do if the system cannot find my company information
Please Email [email protected] , and we will resolve the issue within 48 hours
I am a certified Diverse Firm and I just claimed my profile, what do I do next?
  1. First we suggest you update your profile:

    1. Start by updating your company details by clicking on the blue pen icon. The blue pen icon can be found on the top right corner of each section.
    2. Update your company highlights by clicking on the blue pen icon in the highlights section
    3. Update your capabilities. Add new capabilities and delete capabilities that you no longer perform. Make sure to add all your capabilities, so we can send more targeted bids your way.
    4. Update your about section: Add a paragraph that highlights the strengths and history of your company
    5. Update your union information, by adding the in the unions you are contracted with (If Applicable)
    6. Request endorsements from clients you have worked with in the past. Do that by clicking on +Request in the Endorsements section. Then proceed to fill in the clients information and project information for which you want to be endorsed for.
    7. Add Projects Completed by clicking on the Add New in the Projects Completed section. Then proceed to fill in the project information .
  2. Go back to the home page and browse our Available Projects section. If you see a project that you are interested in, you can submit a bid directly on the platform, or feel free to reach out to us to [email protected] for more information

I am a Hiring Entity (General Contractor, Developer, Engineering Firm, Hospital, School, etc.), how do I find and match with Diverse Firms?
  1. First you need to sign up. Please schedule a demo by clicking on the “book demo” button on the top right of the screen or on the home page
  2. Pick a date and time to schedule the meeting, and our representatives will guide you through the process
I am a Hiring Entity, how can I Achieve my compliance goals
After you sign up to Tough Leaf (Refer to Q4), you will provide the Tough Leaf team with the qualifications that you are looking for in a Diverse Firm , and with your bid due date. The Tough Leaf team will then provide a list of Diverse Firms that meet your qualification requirements, and are willing to provide a bid within the bid due date.
I am a Hiring Entity, what kind of backup can Tough Leaf provide for Diverse Firms that we match with

We can provide a wide range of qualifications to ensure that the Diverse Firms we are matching you with will exceed your expectations:

  • Registered NAICS Codes
  • Registered NIGP Codes
  • Qualifications
  • Special Requirements
  • Bond Rating
  • Bond Capacity
  • Bond Rate
  • Insurances and COIs
  • Union information or PLA information
  • Previously completed projects with similar scope
  • Previously completed projects with similar $ value