[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing 1-26-2010 by Ord. No. 10-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pay-to-play regulations — See Ch. 59.
It is in the public interest that contractors and subcontractors participate in established, formal apprenticeship training programs as a condition of bidding for the purpose of both promoting successful project delivery and ensuring future work force development.
All contractors and subcontractors of construction and maintenance contracts valued at over $150,000 on any public works facility or public works project, including construction, alteration, renovation and repair, shall meet the requirements of this chapter.
As a condition of being awarded a bid for work on a public works contract in excess of $150,000, the prospective bidder shall submit a contractor responsibility certification at the time it submits its bid certifying that:
The bidder and its subcontractors have all valid, effective licenses, registrations or certificates required by federal, state, county or local law, including, but not limited to, licenses, registrations or certificates required to do business in the State of New Jersey; and to perform the contract work it seeks to perform. These shall include, but not be limited to, licenses, registrations or certificates for any type of trade work or specialty work which the firm proposes to self-perform.
The bidder and its subcontractors have not been debarred by any federal, state or local government agency or authority in the past three years.
The bidder and its subcontractors have not had any type of business, contracting or trade license, registration, or other certification suspended or revoked in the past three years.
The bidder and its subcontractors have not been cited for a willful violation of federal or state safety laws in the past three years.
The bidder and its subcontractors, including any owners thereof, have not been convicted of any crime relating to the contracting business.
The bidder and its subcontractors have not within the past three years been found in violation of any law applicable to its contracting business, including, but not limited to, licensing laws, tax laws, prompt payment laws, wage and hour laws, prevailing wage laws, environmental laws or others, where the result of such violation was the payment of a fine, back pay damages or any other type of penalty in the amount of $10,000 or more.
The bidder and its subcontractors participate in a Class A Apprenticeship Program for each separate trade or classification in which it employs craft employees and shall continue to participate in such program or programs for the duration of the project. For purposes of this section, a Class A Apprenticeship Program is an apprenticeship program that is currently registered with and approved by the United States Department of Labor or a state apprenticeship agency and has graduated apprentices to journeyperson status for at least three of the past five years.