Contracting state agencies must include the following notice in all solicitations for offers and bids on all state and state-assisted construction contracts in excess of $100,000 to be performed in geographical areas designed by the commissioner.
The notice requirements must take the following form:
"NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
1. The offeror's or bidder's attention is called to the "equal opportunity clause" set forth herein.
2. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the contractor's aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area are as follows:
|Timetables||Goals for minority participation in each trade||Goals for female participation in each trade|
|Insert the timetables as determined under part 5000.3520.||Insert the goals as determined under part 5000.3520.||Insert the goals as determined under part 5000.3520.|
These goals are applicable to all the contractor's construction work (whether or not it is state or state-assisted) performed in the covered area.
The contractor's compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 363A.36 and part 5000.3520 shall be based on its implementation of the equal opportunity clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications in part 5000.3540, and its efforts to meet the goals established for the geographical area where the contract resulting from this solicitation is to be performed. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the contractor must make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from contractor to contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the contractor's goals is a violation of the contract, Minnesota Statutes, section 363A.36 and part 5000.3520. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.
3. The contractor must provide written notification to the Compliance Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights within ten working days of award of any construction subcontract at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from the solicitation. The notification must list the name, address, and telephone number of the subcontractor; employer identification number, estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the contract is to be performed.
4. As used in this notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is the geographical area where the contract is to be performed. The contracting state agency must insert the description of the geographical areas where the contract is to be performed describing the state, county, city, town, or municipality of the geographic area in the notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation."
9 SR 2748; 24 SR 273
June 11, 2008