Certification of Section 3 Business Concerns

Current through April 7, 2022

All businesses conducting work with the Restoration Project shall complete the Section 3 Business Concern Certification form (substantially in the form set forth in Appendix E), which can be obtained from the Compliance Officer. Any business seeking Section 3 certification must be able to provide adequate documentation as evidence of eligibility for preference under the Section 3 program. The Compliance Officer will review such form and supporting documentation and make a determination as to whether to qualify the business as a Section 3 business concern.

The Compliance Officer or its designee will maintain a current database capable of generating accurate listings of certified Section 3 business concerns and will make available listings of such concerns to any contractor or subcontractor interested in work pertaining to the Port Authority's Section 3 Covered Projects. Information from this database and all documentation submitted by any business will also be available to the Compliance Officer who will be engaged in ongoing monitoring of Section 3 implementation and compliance.

3 The categories below, which are not applicable to the Section 3 covered activity referenced herein, shall be given higher priority, if and when applicable:

* Business concerns that are 51% or more owned by residents of the housing development for which the work is performed, or whose full-time, permanent workforce includes 30% of these persons as employees.

* Business concerns that are 51% or more owned by residents of the Authority's public housing development(s) other than the housing development where the work is to be performed; or whose full-time permanent workforce includes 30% of these persons as employees.

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