[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hazlet 2-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1454-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 249.
All contractors or subcontractors that perform work valued at over $15,000 on any public facility or public works project, including construction, alteration, renovation, repair, service or maintenance work are encouraged to meet the requirements of this chapter. The requirements of this chapter are intended to supplement, not replace, existing contractor qualifications and performance standards or criteria currently required by law, public policy or contracting documents.
All firms engaged in contracts covered by this chapter shall be qualified, responsible contractors or subcontractors that have sufficient capabilities in all respects to successfully perform contracts on which they are engaged, including the necessary experience, equipment, technical skills and qualifications and organization, financial and personnel resources. Firms bidding on public contracts shall also be required to have a satisfactory past performance record and a satisfactory record of law compliance, integrity and business ethics.
All contractors and subcontractors shall complete the Contractor Responsibility Certification on a form provided by the Township and shall reference the project for which the bid is being submitted by name, contract or project number.
All contractors and subcontractors shall provide the following information in the Contractor Responsibility Certificate whenever bidding on significant public contracts regarding its past performance, work history and its current qualifications and performance capabilities:
The firm shall 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 locale; and perform the contract work it seeks to perform, i.e., type of trade or specialty work.
All labor should be covered by an approved health and hospital insurance plan, and an approved pension or retirement plan. A statement of employee benefits should be completed. If employee benefits are not provided, the firm shall set forth the reason for not providing same.
The firm meets the bonding requirements for the contract, as required by applicable law or contract specifications and any insurance requirements, including general liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance and unemployment insurance requirements.
The firm will pay all craft employees that it employs on the project the current prevailing wage rates and benefits as required under applicable federal, state or local laws.
The firm participates in a Class A Apprenticeship Program which is an approved apprentice/training program pursuant to the standards established under the Department of Labor and Industry Act of 1984 (N.J.S.A. 34:1A-34 et seq.), and shall continue to participate in such program(s) for the duration of the project.
The following shall disqualify contractors or subcontractors for the following reasons:
Having been debarred by any federal, state or local government agency or authority in the past three years.
Having defaulted on any project in the past three years.
Having had any type of business, contracting or trade license, registration or other certification suspended or revoked in the past three years.
Having been cited for a willful violation of federal or state safety laws in the past three years.
Having been convicted of any crime relating to the contracting of business by a final decision of a court or government agency in the past 10 years.
Having 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 $1,000 or more in the past three years.