MBE-WBE

MBE-WBE

The Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin firmly adheres to equal opportunity for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) in bidding for materials, services and equipment required by the Authority.

 

MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE)

The term “Minority Business Enterprise” means a business, at least 50% of which is owned by minority group members, or in the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock is owned by minority group members.  For the purpose of this definition, minority groups are African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Alaskans or Pacific Islanders.

It is the policy of the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin to take positive steps to encourage  the utilization of minority business enterprises in all contract activity administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.

Contractors are expected to utilize his/her best efforts to carry out this policy in the award of subcontracts to the fullest extent possible consistent with the efficient performance of the contract.

 

WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE)

The term “Women Business Enterprise” means a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who also control and operate it.  “Control” in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions.  “Operate” in this context means being actively involved the day to day management.

It is the policy of the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin to take positive steps to encourage  the utilization of Women Business Enterprises in all contracts administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.

Contractors are expected to utilize his/her best efforts to carry out this policy in the award of subcontracts to the fullest extent possible consistent with the efficient performance of the contract.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLAUSE

The following clause will be inserted in all Authority contracts subject to formal bidding requirements:

During the performance of this contract, the Contractor agrees as follows:

 

(a)     The Contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or handicap.

(b)     The Contractor shall take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex national origin, or handicap.  Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) employment, (2) upgrading, (3) demotion), (4) transfer, (5) recruitment or recruitment advertising, (6) layoff or termination, (7) rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and (8) selection for training, including apprenticeship.

(c)     The contractor shall post in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment the notices to be provided by the Contracting Officer that explain this clause.

(d)    The Contractor shall, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contracts, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or handicap.

(e)     The Contractor shall send to each labor union or representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, the notice to be provided by the Contracting Officer advising the labor union workers or workers’ representative of the Contractor’s commitments under this clause, and post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.

(f)     The Contractor shall comply with Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto.

(g)     The Contractor shall furnish all information and reports required by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and by   rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto.   The Contractor shall permit access to its books, records and accounts by the Secretary of Labor for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with such rules, regulations and orders.

(h)     In the event of a determination that the Contractor is not in compliance with this clause or any rule, regulation, or order of the Secretary of Labor, this contract may be canceled, terminated or suspended in whole or in part, and the Contractor may be declared ineligible  for further Government contracts, or federally assisted construction contracts under the procedures authorized in Executive Order 11246, as amended.  In addition, sanctions may be imposed and remedies invoked against the Contractor as provided in Executive Order 11246, as amended, the rules regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor or as otherwise provided by law.

(i)      The Contractor shall include the terms and conditions of this clause in every subcontract or purchase order unless exempted by the rules, regulations or orders of the Secretary of Labor issued under Executive Order 11246, as amended, so that these terms and conditions will be binding upon each subcontractor or purchase order as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development or the Secretary of Labor may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions, including sanctions for noncompliance, provided that if the Contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of such direction, the Contractor may request the United States to enter into the litigation to protect them interests

of the United States.

(j)      Compliance with the requirements of this clause shall be to the maximum extent consistent with, but not in derogation of, compliance with Section 7 (b)d of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and the Indian Preference clause of this contract.

 

SUBCONTRACTING WITH SMALL AND MINORITY FIRMS, WOMEN’S BUSINESS

ENTERPRISE AND LABOR SURPLUS AREA FIRMS

The Contractor shall take the following steps to ensure that, whenever possible, subcontracts are awarded to small business firms, minority firms, women’s business enterprises and labor surplus area firms:

(a)     placing qualified small and minority businesses and women’s business enterprises on solicitation lists;

(b)     ensuring that small and minority businesses and women’s business enterprises are solicited whenever they are potential sources;

(c)     dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by small and minority owned businesses and women’s business                           enterprises;

(d)    establishing delivery schedules, where the requirements of the contract permit, which encourage participation by small and  small and minority owned businesses and women’s              business                      enterprises;

(e)        using the services and assistance of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Minority Business Development agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce and state and local government small business agencies.