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Information on various contract requirements administered by Small Business Development Division.
- Community Workforce Program
- Job Clearinghouse
- Living Wage Rate Reports
- Subcontractor/Supplier Listing
- Subcontractor Payments
- Responsible Wages and Benefits Reports
Community Workforce Program
The Community Workforce Program (CWP) was established and approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on January 23, 2003. The Program, which was designed to provide job opportunities to local residents of traditionally underserved and underdeveloped neighborhoods, went into affect May 5, 2003.
To achieve the objective of the program, all Capital Construction Projects and Work Orders are subject to the inclusion of a workforce goal. This goal is established the County and is a percentage of labor force that a County awarded contractor/subcontractor must hire from within the DTA in which the construction project/work order is located in accordance with the governing ordinance 03-237. Not less than 10% of the labor force must come from the DTA in which the public improvement is located.
Contractors may utilize persons from nearby DTAs to meet the workforce goal only after they have proven with supporting documentation that labor was not available from the respective DTA and/or did not have the required skills needed the meet the job requirements. Contractors may be given relief or release from a Workforce Goal in whole or in part, contingent upon the submittal of adequate justification in accordance with the governing legislation.
If your contract with Miami-Dade County has a CWP goal, you must submit a CWP Workforce Plan. For more information, call Caesar Suarez at 305-375-3141.
Successful bidders on County construction projects are required to post job opportunities through the County’s Job Clearinghouse at: Job Clearing House/Community Workforce Program. The database resides with Career Source South Florida who matches the requirements of submittals with available workforce in their database and provides a list to contractors for possible interviews and hiring.
If you are in need of labor to fulfill your contract’s CWP goal, as a part of your own recruitment efforts, you may complete a Notice of Job Opening form; based on your labor requirements and availability, a list of available labor will be sent to you for review.Back to Top
Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Resolution R-1145-99, Contractors involved in the construction of improvements on County property must post a notice of job opportunities with the Miami-Dade County Job Clearinghouse. Contractors with job openings must complete a Notice of Job Opening form.
Residents interested in employment in construction to be considered by contractors with job openings may complete an Employment Information Questionnaire. Applications will be forwarded to contractors with openings.
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Living Wage Rate Reports
Contracts awarded pursuant to the provisions of Miami-Dade County’s Living Wage Ordinances Section 2-8.9 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, stipulate that all covered employees providing service pursuant to the service contractor’s contract shall be paid a living wage of no less than a stipulated dollar amount per hour inclusive of a stipulated dollar amount per hour for health benefits.Back to Top
In accordance with Sections 2-8.1, 2-8.8 and 10.34 of the Miami-Dade County Code, an entity contracting with the County shall report the race, gender and ethnic origin of the owners and employees of all first tier subcontractors. In the event that the successful bidder demonstrates to the County prior to award that the race, gender and ethnic information is not reasonably available at that time; the successful bidder shall be obligated to exercise diligent efforts to obtain that information and provide subcontractor information to the County not later than ten (10) days after it becomes available and, in any event, prior to final payment under the contract.Back to Top
In accordance with Sections 2-8.8 of the County Code (as amended by Ordinance No. 11-90), an entity contracting with the County as a condition of final payment under a contract, the contractor shall identify all subcontractors used in the work, the amount of each subcontract, and the amount paid to each subcontractor. In the event that the contractor intends to pay less than the subcontract amount, the contractor shall deliver to the County a statement explaining the discrepancy or any disputed amount. This information may be submitted after final payment to each subcontractor or comprehensively at the end of the contract with final requisition or invoice. Payments to subcontractors must be submitted as a condition of final payment by Miami-Dade County.Back to Top
Responsible Wages and Benefits Reports
Responsible Wages Reports are annual reports that list the appropriate wages and fringe benefits for laborers and mechanics by trade category. Reports can be used to determine the correct wages and benefits required on a contract.Back to Top
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