[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hamilton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-21-2001 by Ord. No. 1400-2001]
It is the policy of the Township of Hamilton, subject to any contrary requirements or policies of any governmental entity or organization or funding source having concurrent or surpassing jurisdiction over the municipality's projects, that contractors awarded bids for construction projects costing $20,000 or more undertaken by the municipality provide approved health and hospital insurance plans, approved pension plans, and apprenticeship training programs for all covered workers and that the following guidelines, criteria and procedures are adopted. Bid packages for significant construction projects undertaken by the municipality shall contain the following provision: All labor shall be covered by an approved health and hospital insurance plan, an approved pension plan and an apprenticeship training program pursuant to standards established under the Department of Labor and Industry Act of 1948 (N.J.S.A. 34:1A-34 et. seq.). A statement of employee benefits must be completed and made part of the bid in order for the bid to be accepted.
The municipality, at its discretion, may refuse to award a request for proposal or a contract to any bidder due to the contractor's filing of false information or the contractor's failure to file information required by this article. Upon an award of a request for proposal and contract, the municipality may require further proof of compliance with the standards set forth in this article. Upon request, the contractor shall be required to make all relevant records available to the municipality or its designee in timely fashion.
In the event it is found that any workmen employed by the contractor or any subcontractor covered by said contract is paid less than required wage rates, the municipality may terminate the contractor's right to proceed with the work or such part of the work as to which there has been a failure to pay required wages and to prosecute the work to completion or otherwise. The contractor and his sureties shall be liable to the municipality for any excess cost occasioned thereby. The contractor and subcontractor shall then be required to file written statements certifying to the amounts then due and owing to any and all workmen for wages due on account of the public work. The statements shall set forth the names of persons whose wages are unpaid and the amount due to each. The statements shall be verified by the oaths of the contractor or subcontractor, as the case may be.