Administrative Bulletin

Administrative Bulletin Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination on State and State-Assisted Construction Contracts (A&F 14)

Date: 03/18/2009
Organization: Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Referenced Sources: Construction Activity Data Collection and Reporting Guidelines (A&F 17)

The purpose of this Bulletin is to give guidance on implementation of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action program participation goals for state construction contracts and state-assisted construction contracts.

Contact for Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination on State and State-Assisted Construction Contracts (A&F 14)

Executive Office for Administration and Finance

Purpose and Scope

This bulletin rescinds Administrative Bulletin 75-14, dated December 2, 1975, and puts into effect a new Administrative Bulletin, which gives guidance on implementation of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action program participation goals for state construction contracts and state-assisted construction contracts.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth to include language in all state construction contracts and state assisted construction contracts setting forth the participation goals of minority and women workers to be employed on each such contract and provisions setting forth processes and procedures to ensure compliance with those workforce participation goals, including reporting and enforcement provisions.

Each agency administering such contracts should note that the participation goals are neither floors nor ceilings, but shall be used to measure progress in meeting the Commonwealth's equal opportunity, non-discrimination and affirmative action program on state and state-assisted construction contracts.

Below is a copy of model contract language implementing the Commonwealth's Supplemental Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Program. This model contract language should be included in all future state construction contracts and state-assisted construction contracts.

A&F Secretary Approval and Effective Date

This Administrative Bulletin published by the Executive Office for Administration and Finance shall be effective as of the date specified below:

Leslie A. Kirwan, Secretary
Effective Date March 18, 2009

Downloads for Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination on State and State-Assisted Construction Contracts (A&F 14)

Contact for Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination on State and State-Assisted Construction Contracts (A&F 14)

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