Efforts to Award Contract Opportunities to Section 3 Business Concerns

Current through April 7, 2022

Through the implementation of the Port Authority's Section 3 Plan through its contracts, the Port Authority will expect Contractors and Subcontractors to:

* Advertise contracting opportunities via selected referral sources identified in the form such as newspaper, plan rooms, posting notices that provide general information about the work to be contracted and where to obtain additional information.

* Provide written notice of contracting opportunities available to all known Section 3 business concerns. The written notice will be provided in sufficient time to enable business concerns the opportunity to respond to the bid invitation.

* Coordinate pre-bid meetings at which Section 3 business concerns would be informed of upcoming contracting opportunities in advance.

* Conduct workshops on MSPA contracting procedures to include bonding, insurance, and other pertinent requirements, in a timely manner in an effort to allow Section 3 business concerns the opportunity to take advantage of any upcoming contracting opportunities.

* Contact business assistance agencies and Minority and Women Businesses' contractor associations and community organizations to inform them of contracting opportunities and to request their assistance in identifying Section 3 businesses.

* During procurement of a project, a Section 3 Business Concern will be given a preference in an award pursuant to 24 CFR Part 135 Appendix, III.

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