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Construction Projects with State of MO Funding 04/02/2020Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 1 METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT BUSINESS DIVERSITY MWBE Utilization and Workforce Program Construction Projects with State of Missouri Funding Effective April 2, 2020 PURPOSE The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD or District) will provide opportunities for the meaningful participation by Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and for minority and women workforce on Construction Projects performed for the District. The Purpose of this procedure is to establish guidelines for compliance with the Diversity Program for MWBE participation by applicable vendors, bidders, contractors, service providers and any person, corporation, business, or other e ntity performing a Commercially Useful Function (CUF) while doing business with the District on Construct ion Projects that are receiving State of Missouri Funding for which compliance with Executive Order #15-06 is required; or projects that receive federal funding administered by the State of Missouri for which compliance with Executive Order #15-06 and Title 40 CFR Part 33 are required. This procedure also establishes the guidelines for workforce participation compliance. MWBE UTILIZATI ON Certified MWBE’s participating on an MSD contract, regardless of the procurement type, are required to perform a Commercially Useful Function (CUF) in fulfillment of a n awarded contract. Certified MWBE’s listed for performance on any contract to meet MWBE goals are subject to all conditions of compliance monitoring throughout the duration of the contract. The purpose of CUF r equirements is t o ensure that Primes perform their due diligence to utilize MWBE firms that are ready, willing and able to p erform specific work for which they are qualified , certified and authorized to perform, according to the terms and conditions as set forth in the contract. Work performed by an MWBE on MSD c ontracts must be consistent with industry practices and other relevant conside rations and has a necessa ry and useful role in the transaction (i.e., the firm’s role cannot be a superfluous step added to a project in a n attempt to obtain credit towards meet ing MWBE goal requirements). CUF requirements also exist to preve nt, to the extent poss ible, MWBEs from being utilized as a “pass through” or “front” for a prime contractor or another subcontractor. A commercially useful function occurs when the MWBE firm has the sole responsibility for execution of the specified scope identified in their contract and performs responsibly by managing and supervising all aspects of the work involved with respect to ordering all materials, equipment, supplies, negotiating price, determining quality a nd quantity, installing (where applicable), and payment f or its own materials, supplies, equipment and labor without requirements for two-party payments. If in the District’s judg ment, the MWBE (even if certified) does not perform a commercially useful function in performa nce of a the scope of work specified in the contract, the Prime credit towards meeting stated MWBE goals will not be counted. When a MWBE firm is the manufacturer of materials provided for performa nce on the contract, or the MWBE firm is providing labor in performance of a scope of services that is a necessary requirement for the contract, the MWBE firm will genera lly be considered as CUF, however all labor must be tied to a specific project scope identified on MSD Form A . Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 2 Special Provision for Acceptance of Two-Party Checks (Only for Joint Check Payment of Fringe Benefits) The following provision only allows for Primes to make joint payments (two-party check made payable to an MWBE firm and a third party benefit provider) for fringe benefits (pension, welfare, vacation, training, or other fringe benefit) that are due to benefit providers while employees are performing work on an MSD contracted job if the subcontractor is in an arrears status at the time of contract award, has been in an arrear status at any time within the most recent 24 month period, or becomes in arrears prior to completion of their portion of the contract work during the project with any of their payments of fringe benefits. The District must receive written notice signed by the MWBE firm, Prime and third party benefit provider of the arrangement prior to the start of work or when such agreement is made necessary by failure of subcontractor to pay benefits during the course of the subcontract . Prime contractors would receive full credit for the two-party payments with submission of copies of the paid checks (front and back) as verification of the payment and validation list of employees for which the payments are made with final validation (via submitted certified payrolls) that these employees worked on the MSD project. The third party benefit provider shall also agree not to seek garnishment of any payments owed by the contractor to the subcontractor for this project. A. MWBE Subcontracting Requirements 1. The Metropolita n St. Louis Sewer District (District) has established a MBE goal of 10.00% utilization for construction contracts in the amount of $50,000 or more for which State of Missouri Funding is being utilized and for which compliance with Executive Order #15-06 is required; or projects that receive federal funding administered by the State of Missouri for which compliance with Executive Order #15-06 and Title 40 CFR Part 33 are required. Exceptions will be noted in the contract documents, when required. 2. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (District) has established a WBE goal of 10.00% utilization for construction contracts in the amount of $50,000 or more for which State of Missouri Funding is being utilized and for which compliance with Executive Order #15-06 is required; or projects that receive federal funding administered by the State of Missouri for which compliance with Executive Order #15 -06 and Title 40 CFR Part 33 are required. Exceptions will be noted in the contract documents, when required. 3. A bidder who has achieved the 10.00% participation for MBE utilization and 10.00% participation for WBE utilization as defined herein will be in compliance with the requirements of this specification. A bidder who cannot achieve the 10.00% MBE utilization goal and the 10.00% WBE utilization goal must provide all proof via documenta tion, as prescribed in paragraph C.4. to demonstrate that good faith efforts were initiated and performed prior to bid submittal consisting of efforts undertaken to achie ve the MBE goal. If in the sole judgment of the District, t he bidder does not demonstrate suff icient evidence that good faith efforts were performed, the bid will be rejected as non- responsive. 4. The term Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) refers to: a. A Minor ity Business Ente rprise (MBE) is defined a s a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority or minority group me mbers, who are citizens of the United States. “Controlled” means that the minority owner(s) must exercise actual day-to-day management of the business. For this procedure the only minority groups that will count towards meeting goals for MBE vendor utilization are certified African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native. b. A Women Business Enterprise (WBE), is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women, who are citizens of the United States. “Controlled” means that the woman owner(s) must exercise actual day-to-day management of the business Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 3 5. As prospective MWBE participants on this project, MSD will only accept those MWBE firms possessing a current valid certification issued by an approved certifying agency at the time of bid. The MWBE’s certification issued by an approved certifying agency must identify the MWBE’s certification with a valid North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or Segment Code indicating the type of service and/or materials for which they are proposing to be utilized as a subcontractor by at least one or more of the following agencies on or before the date of the bid opening: ▪ Missouri State Office of Equal Opportuni ty ▪ City of St. Louis (Only MBE and WBE Certification Status) *Note: MSD does not accept reciprocity certifications issued by other certifying agencies. 6. MWBE Subcontractor Advance Payments An amount will be paid to the Prime contractor for the purpose of making advance payment to eligible subcontractors in anticipation of the subcontractor’s mobilization to the jobsite. Payment to MWBE subcontractors shall only apply to subcontractors in the category of “Material/Supplies inc luding Labor or Installation” and/or “Service Provider/Installer” as listed on MSD Form A at the time of Bid, and as confirmed by the District. Please refer to the General Conditions or Project Technical Specifications for additional Advance Payment information. B. Pre-Contract Award Obligations: 1. For bids that do not meet the MWBE participation goal, a properly signed bid must certify that the bidder has undertaken the good fait h efforts described in this MWBE guideline procedure to achieve the stated goal for MWBE participa tion. For all other bidders, it is mandatory for each bidder to submit MSD Form A with their bid for consideration of MWBE subcontractors to be utilized to fulfill goal requirements. All other MWBE participation information including but not limited to attachments to For m A, Form B, and all attachments and information required to demonstrate good fait h efforts (if needed) must also be submitted to MSD with the original bid at the due date a nd time specified. Failure to submit any of the required information (on MSD Form A, MSD Form B, or for “Good Faith Efforts”) will result in the bid being rejected as non- responsive. 2. To establish a bid as responsive, the bidder must document on MSD Form A the proposed utilization and tier level of participation of all MWBE participants to be utilized for achievement of the stat ed goals, and/or docume nt on MSD Form B the good faith efforts expended by the bidder to utilize MWBE participants. The documentation requirements are outlined in C.4, a-f below. For the purpose of determining the degree of goal attainment through MWBE subcontractor joint ventures, MWBE subcontractors, MWBE ma nufacturers, MWBE distributors, MWBE suppliers, and MWBE brokers, the following methodology will be utilized: a. Any Joint V enture S ubcontractor consisting of a certified MWBE and majority non-certified business enterprise, but functioning as a singular joint entity, w ill receive MWBE participation credit only for the MWBE’s participation based upon a percentage of the dollar amount of the work perf ormed by the MWBE entity. Only the verifiable dollar amount as defined in paragraphs c. thru h. below will be allowed to count towards MWBE participation goals. b. MSD allows Mentor/Protégé relationships consisting of a certified MWBE and majority non-certified business enterprise; however, participation credit will be based solely on the Commercial Useful Function activities performed by the MWBE subcontractor. Only the verifiable dol lar amount as defined in para graphs B.4 – B.6 below will be allowed to count towards MWBE participation goals. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 4 c. All bidders including certified Prime MWBE ’s must achieve the required 1 0 .00% MBE and 10% WBE subcontract utilization goal by obtaining the additional participation from certified MWBE’s. d. A contractor or subcontractor who has an ownership stake (at any level) in another business entity (whether a s a parent or subsidiary) may not use that organization for purposes of meeting goal requirements in a subcontracting capacity on a MSD project. MWBE participation must be obtained through utilization of a n independe nt, certified MWBE contractor with no ownership affiliation to the Prime contractor or subcontractors in the hiring capacity. 3. Bidders will be credited 100% for qualified MWBE participation of the dollar amount for purchases made from certified MWBE subcontractors for work performed at the jobsite, but may include limited situations where the sub-contracting activity relative to the work being performed on the c ontract is performed at an off- site location but meets the CUF needs of the project (i.e. reinforcing steel mats tied at a yard and then shipped to the jobsite, painting of structura l steel, etc.), subject to approval by MSD’s Diversity Division. 4. Any bidder will be credited with MWBE participation for 100% of the dollar amount of purchases made from: ▪ MWBE manufacturers who operate or maintain a facility and/or establishment with a manufacturing business that produces on site materials, supplies, items and/or equipment per specification documents; or ▪ MWBE distributors/suppliers contracted with a manufacturer to distrib ute products and who will in fact provide qualified installation services of the manufactured or distributed supplies/materials for which they are authorized to sell or distribute. ▪ The MWBE distributor /supplier must be engaged in marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, and delivery for the manufacturing entity. ▪ MWBE participation proposed under this category shall require the following attachments to Form A: o Evidence that the MWBE is certified withi n the identified manufacturing industry; o Product specifications; MWBE’s location of ma nufacturing operations; o Address of MWBE’s product marketing, sales, warehouse, distribution; and o Evidence of MWBE’s proposed installation services on the contract. 5. Any bidder will be credited with MWBE participation of 20.0% of the dollar amount of purchases made from: ▪ MWBE distributors and/or suppliers possessing a manufacturer’s contract or agreement and engaged in the sales, warehousing, and distribution of materials and/or supplies. ▪ MWBE participation proposed under this category shall require as an attachment to Form A identification of the address where the sales, warehousing, and distribution activities occur. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 5 6. Any bidder will be credite d with MWBE participation of 3.0% of the dollar amount of purchases made from: ▪ MWBE providers of materials and supplies who act as a broker or dealer and who do not satisfy the re quirements for any of the a bove categories must be certified as a broker or dealer in accordance with the requirements of and by one of the acceptable agencies listed in paragraph A.4. above. 7. A MWBE subcontractor may be used for participation at any tier provided the bidder identifies the “tier” level of utilization for the subcontractor on MSD Form A. All MWBE certifications are verified during bid evaluation that the MWBE listed on Form A is certified and is in good standing with an acceptable Certifying Agency. For new MWBE subcontractors that have not previously worked on MSD projects, or MWBE’s proposing to perform a new scope not previously performed on a MSD project, MSD requires MWBE to have a valid certification with the applicable NAICS or Segment Codes for the proposed scope. 8. Any non-certified subcontractor at any tier level will not count towards meeting a bidder’s MWBE participation goals. Therefore, all tiers of MWBE subcontractors are required to “substitute or replace” subcontractor participation onl y to other certified MWBE subcontractors providing the same services in order to be counted towards meeting the MWBE participation goals. Any deviation from this requires immediate notifica tion to and approval by the District. C. Evaluation of Goal Achieve ment 1. As a prerequisite, to demonstrate MWBE goal achievement, the bidder must provide the following documentation with their bid: NOTE: MS D Form A must be used for this purpose. Failure to provide Form A with bid will result in a “Non-Responsive” determination for that bid . a. List the name of the Prime contractor; b. List the name of the certified MWBE, Certification Agency and Ethnicity of the MWBE; c. Indicate the tier level of participa tion for ea ch MWBE; d. Identification of MWBE’s participation tier level and eligibility for Advance Payment by checking the appropriate box indicating the percentage of participation for each MWBE to be credited towards meeting MWBE participati on goal and to establish the MWBE has a Commercially Useful Function on the project; e. Complete a description of materials/Service/Scope of Work for each MWBE; f. List the total amount for each MWBE’s participation in each MWBE’s section; g. List the Subcontracting Total at the bottom of each Form A (use additional sheets if needed) to capture all participation for the bid. 2. For evaluation of bids, MSD reserves the right to request clarifications, conduct on-site interviews and/or inspections of the MWBE’s listed on Form A at their place of business for purposes of verifying certification information presented at the time of bid and to determine if the MWBE’s business is in compliance with MSD’s guidelines for MWBE participation on the MSD project. 3. MSD reserves the right to not count dollar amounts presented on Form A to meet participation goals at the time of bid, if a bidder, at the request of MSD during the evaluation of a bid: 1) fails to validate or provide evidence that the MWBE will perform a “Commercially Useful Function” on the project; or 2) fails to validate that the MWBE is certified at the time of bid to provide the scope identified for the MWBE on Form A. Based on the results of the bid evaluation, in the event there is a reduction or change in any dollar amounts for any MWBE listed on Form A, the amount used to calculate a bidder’s final total amount of participation will be reflected in the final dollar and percentages and will determine if the goal was attained. Please note that reductions in the amounts listed on Form A could result in a bidder falling short of attaining the goal rendering the bid as “non- responsive” if acceptable “good faith efforts” as described in these guidelines are not successfully demonstrated. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 6 4. For bids that do not meet the District’s stated MWBE goals, the bidder must present documented proof of all “good faith effor ts” undertaken by the bidder to achieve the stated goal at the time of bid . For a bid to be considered responsive, efforts underta ken shall be concentrated and aggressive so as to reach the intended MWBE targets for partic ipation through various means of outreach, personal contact, follow-up, and/or actual negotiation consu ltation with qualified certified MWBE firms. The bidder is required to submit MSD Form B with their bid along with their “good faith effort” documentation package. MSD Form B – P r e -A w a r d “Good Faith Effort” Documentation Requirements The following is a list of the minimum requirements (a thru f below) a bidder must complete in order to demonstrate they have exhausted all opportunities for inclusion of MWBE participation on the contract being bid and are in compliance with meeting the minimum requirements for “Good Faith Efforts” in order to be found responsive. All efforts must be undertaken with specific targeting of MWBE firms having skills or services releva nt to the project being bid and with “ready, willing and able” MWBE ’s to provide those skills or services. Any and all information submitted as validation of “good faith effort” activities will be subject to evaluation and verifica tion that the bidder actually performed the activities. Bidder must be able to provide details of quantities and estimates for the specific scopes of work or materials that MWBE’s are requested to provide bids, proposals, or quotes for. a. A minimum of two (2) advertisements must meet the following requirements: • Bidder must provide documented proof of all a d v e r t i s i ng efforts undertaken to extend opportunities to local certif ied MWBE firms; advertisements must be targeted within locally distributed media so as to reach MWBE ’s who are certified in MSD’s service area. • Advertisements must be published at least fourteen (14) days prior to the bid due date. • Advertising Example s: local or regional minority trade association publications or newsletter s, minority-owned media specifically targeted to MSD’s service area, minority contractor associations, local community based publications located within the MSD service area, etc. • MSD requires verifiable, documented p roof of advertisements to be submitted with good faith effort documentation: i.e., copies of the advertisement containing verification of publication and dates published or publication affidavits. • Advertisements must solicit for specific services and/or scopes identified for MWBE’s participation on the project that will serve a commercial useful function. • Only one (1) advertisement activity can satisfy the requirements identified in section “c” below for purposes of hosting a pre-bid meeting. • MSD will accept electronic forms of advertising with documented proof of website, dates of advertisement, validation of distribution to targeted M/WBE’s. b. Minimum outreach requirements to reach potential MWBE’s for specific work being sought for the project: As a resource and to assist bidders with locating certified MWBE’s, MSD’s Supplier Diversity Website (www.msdprojectclear.org) provides direct links to the acceptable certifying agencies with databases which provide access to the direct contact information of certified MWBE’s for purposes of making contact with MWBE’s to solicit for quotes, bids, etc. However, it is the responsibility of the bidder to verify the current certification status, qualifications and experience of the MWBE and the MWBE ’s ability to perform work or supply ser vices or materia ls as a MWBE subcontractor on the bid. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 7 Bidder must provide proof of documented contact with a minimum of two (2) Professional or advocacy organizations, each of which has capabilities to assist with the identification of potential certified MWBE ’s for subcontracting opportunit ies. Evidence of contact with the orga nization must be provided with good faith effort documentation. c. Bidder must advertise and host a Pre-Bid meeting, prior to bid completion, to reach qualified MWBE’s. A Pre-Bid meeting agenda with sign in sheets containing MWBE’s contact information and signatures must be submitted with bidder’s “good faith effort ” documentation. Announcement of pre -bid meetings, including date and time, should be included in the bidder’s advertisement for the pre-bid. As an alterna tive, l o c a l Construction C ontractor A ssociations or the equivalent may advertise separa tely for a single location pre-bid meeting for numerous potential Prime Bidders and/or MWBE firms. The prime contractor shall submit sign in sheets showing their attendance and documenting the attendance of MWBE firms with good faith effort documentation. This will only satisfy one advertisements requirement for good faith efforts as stated in item a.6. above. As a second alternative for hosting a Pre-Bid meeting, Bidders will be allowed to hold a virtual Pre-Bid meeting to reach available MBE’s and WBE’s interested in pursuing opportunities to work on the project. Bidder is required to submit proof of Agenda, provide an attendance log and identify the method of outreach conducted to reach M/WBE’s. d. Written Correspondence a nd Notifications: In order to provide verification of “good faith efforts”: 1. Bidder must provide copies of efforts to solicit bids and/or material quotes from qualified MWBE’s through timely notifications to solicit business via written correspondence or letters. Any solicited materials must contain a valid confirmation receipt d ate or be postmarked a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days prior to bid opening. Solicitations may be sent using the following method s with required proof submitted with good faith effort documentation: ▪ Registered or certified mail with a returned receipt required (postmarked and signed) with a copy of the correspondence provided to the District; or ▪ E-mailed notifications with acknowledgement by recipient or confirmation ▪ via returned “read” receipts, with a copy of the correspondence provided to the District; or ▪ Faxed documentation with acknowledgement by recipient or confirmation receipts, with a copy of the correspondence provided to the District; or ▪ Courier with proof of the MWBE’s acceptance signature, with a copy of the correspondence provided to the District. 2. Verifiable proof of a ll such notifications must be sub mitted as confirmation of the bidder’s due dilige nce to secure qualified minority participants within MSD’s service area. 3. Bidder shall provide the source listing of MWBE’s that was used to solicit bids. Bidder must attempt to contact an adequate number of certified MWBE’s, whether sourced through MSD’s website (www.msdprojectclear.org) or an approved certifying agency’s database, must be contacted in releva nt work categories, as designated in the following table: Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 8 Number of MWBE’s in Relevant Work Category Minimum Number of MWBE’s Contacted Based on Sourced Listing used to Solicit Bids Five or Less All Available MWBE’s Six to 10 At Least Five MWBE’s 11 or More At Least 50% of Available MWBE’s e. Contracting in Good Faith with MWBEs It is the bidder’s responsibility to s p e c i f i c a l l y identify sufficient portions of the project work that would result in attainment of the goal based on the bid submitted to the District. It is also the bidder’s responsibility to select and actually make available to MWBE’s portions of work, materials, supplies, services, etc. consistent with providing opportunities to MWBE firms so as to facilitate commercially useful MWBE participation on the project. A Bidder who does not make sufficient participation available to MWBE’s must provide acceptable justification as to why a sufficient amount of participation could not be subcontracted to MWBE’s to attain the goals. A bidder using good busine ss judgment would consid er a number of factors in deciding to contract with MWBE firms and would certainly take a firm’s price, capacity, past performance, experience and qualifications as well as project goals into consideration. Good faith effort include those additional steps taken to do business with MWBE’s such a s negotiations, one-on-one meetings, etc., the bidder takes beyond sending the initial request for a quote to reach an acceptable agreement for participation with the MWBE. The ability or desire of a bidder to perform the work on a contract with its own organization does not relieve the bidder of the responsibility to make good faith efforts. A bidder is not, however, required to accept higher quotes/bids from MWBE’s if the price is excessive or unreasonable, however, MSD has the right to request additional clarification as to how pricing was the determining factor for rejection of an MWBE’s quote/bid. f. Bidder must provide a justification statement specifically stating the reasons why the bidder could not attain the goals. The justification statement must describe in detail why all efforts undertaken to comply did not result in meeting the goal or substantiate in detail any other reasonable explanation to support the bidder’s position for not meeting the goal. g. The District will make a final determination of whether or not a bidder met the minimum requirements to be responsive based on bidder’s actions performed for items C.4., a-f and submission of verifiable documentation for paragraphs a-f above. Any omission of any portions of paragraphs a-f for “Good Faith Effort” will result in bidder being found non-responsive. D. Post Contract Award Requirement: 1. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after notice of award of the contract , MWBE Verification Forms signed by all the MWBE participants (and, if requested by the District, copies of all MWBE related sub- agreements) signed by both the contractor a nd MWBE subcontractors must be submitted to the District. If a bidder fails to submit the required information and documentation within fifteen (15) calendar days after notice of award, the District may withdraw the notice of award and the bid security of that bidder will be forfeited to the District. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 9 2. When a Prime contractor is directed by Change Order to perform specific work exceeding $500,000 that is outside the limits of the original scope of the project, the Prime contractor will be obligated to meet the established 30.00% subcontracting utilization goal for Building construction contracts with MWBE (African American) participation and meet workforce participation goal requirements as outlined in “Workforce Requirements” herein. This obligation shall be separate from the Prime contractor’s original obligation as committed to at the time of bid and subject to meeting all other Diversity compliance requirements. Prime contractor may propose the use of MWBE subcontractors (as appropriate) who are already participating on the contract or use new MWBE subcontractors for the change order work. All Change Order utilization must be submitted on MSD Form A. 3. MWBE Utilization on Emergency Contracts: MSD has established “Guidelines for the Development and Maintenance of an Emergency Contractor List” which states Contractor Requirements for providing the District with a list of the MWBE subcontractor/vendors that the Contractor is committed to utilizing to the extent practical based on the emergency scope of work, the availability of th e subcontractor(s) and the reasonableness of the subcontractor’s cost proposal. E. Contractual Compliance Req uirements: 1. For the purpose of validating Diversity compliance on any MSD project, the District will perform one or more of the following: on-site monitoring; require proper validation of payments reported as made to participating MWBE’s on the project; and conduct audits of records pertaining to the project in order to verify the participation of MWBE’s performing work on the contract. Failure to respond to request for validation of payments in a timely manner can subject the Prime contractor to sanctioned withholding of project payments including but not limited to doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition from performing work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District. 2. During construction, for purposes of validating compliance for the utilization of hauling, trucking, or any delivery of material supplies requiring any level of transportation services, contractors may be required to submit Trucking Reports to validate participation amounts to be credited towards meeting goal requirements through submission of monthly Trucking Reports and/or additional documentation if requested. A contractor will be requested to provide Trucking Reports for the following: 1) Subcontractor lacks capacity to solely fulfill the full scope of contracted participation for the project; 2) Non-compliance activities observed during project monitoring and/or inspections of project. Failure to submit requested monthly Trucking Reports in a timely manner can subject the Prime contractor to sanctioned withholding of project payments including but not limited to doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition fro m performing work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District. 3. During construction , the contractor must submit monthly online utilization reports to the District or through the assigned project Construction Manager (CM) using the online MSD Diversity Reporting System. MS D will verify that the contractor has reported their monthly MWBE and /or Non -MWBE involvement participa tion upon r eceipt of each progress payment request until the Final Payment Applicat ion for the project is submitted. On months where there is no MWBE activity, Prime contractor must still submit a report indicating no activity was performed for that month. Failure to submit monthly involvement reports in a timely manner can subject the Prime contractor to sanctioned withholding of project payments including but not limited to doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition from performing work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District. Monthly involvement reporting must be current in order for progress payments to be approved for payment. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 10 4. Changes to the P r i m e contra ctor’s original or previously approved MWBE utilization (MSD Form A) will only be considered by the District for one of the following reasons: a. The named MWBE subcontractor is unable to meet the delivery requirements of the contract schedule. b. The named MWBE subcontractor is dilatory in complying with the requirements of the contract documents. c. The named MWBE subcontractor is prevented from performing due to bankruptcy, insolvency or circumstances related to the failure of the business. d. The type and amount of work to be performed by the MWBE subcontractor is less than what the contractor could have reasonably assumed at the time of the bid. The Prime contracto r must promptly report to the District, in writing, any proposed changes in the utilization of MWBE subcontractors, and include appropriate written justification documentation, signed off by both the Prime contractor and the affected MWBE. All contract modifications to any MWBE participation and/or MWBE scope of work requires an approved written District Change Order to the contract prior to final close out of a project . 5. Before final payment will be authorized by the District, , the Prime contractor must submit a MWBE Payment Verification Conf irmation Form (signed by both the contractor and the MWBE subcontractor) for each MWBE subcontractor utilized on the project indicating the full amount paid to date. Prime c ontractor must indicate on the Verifica tion Form whether this amount represents full or partial payment of all amounts owed to the MWBE subcontractor. In a case where the total final pa yment to the MWBE subcontractor cannot be made until the District makes its final payment to the contractor, the contractor shall also ind ica te on the form the amount to be paid upon receipt of final payment from the District. Upon receipt of final payment from the District, and subsequent payment of any outstanding payments owed to MWBE subcontractors, the contractor shall record final payment into Prism and submit a new MWBE Payment Verification Confirmation Form for each MWBE subcontractor receiving such outsta nding payment confirming their receipt of final payment. 6. In the event the contractor fails to conform to meeting its MWBE obligations, the contractor must furnish to the District, in writing, the rea sons for failure. If, in the sole judgment of the District, there have not been sufficient good fa ith efforts taken on the part of the contractor to meet its full contract MWBE participation obligations, the District will advise the contractor, in writing, of corrective actions to be initiated. If the contractor fails to fully initiate the corrective actions in a timely manner, the District may withhold the equivalent amount, which should have been paid to the MWBE (s), from any payments and/or institute appropria te actions pursuant to the provisions that have been incorporated into the contract specif ications. An equivalent a mount shall be defined as that portion of the MWBE goal per party that was not met, as initially set forth on MSD Form A or by an approved MSD contract change order agreement. F. Disclaimer The District's implementati on of this MWBE procedure and its requirements does not constitute any endorsement of any MWBE . By submitting a bid to the District, the bidder agrees to hold harmless the District, its of ficers and employees, for all claims arising out of this bid or any contract connected thereto with regard to the diversity guidelines. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 11 WORKFORCE REQUIRE MENTS Construction projects with State of Missouri Funding in an amount of $10,000 or greater, require compliance with workforce participation goa ls during project construction as follows: A. Workforce Requirements • 14.7% Minority workforce participation per trade; • 6.9% Woman workforce pa rticipation per trade; Minority is defined as a ma le or fema le African American, Asian American, Hispanic American Pacific Islander, American Indian or Native Ame rican. B. Contractual Re quireme nts for Workforce 1. The Prime c ontractor must comply with all applicable workforce contractual requirements at the onset of all MSD projects. All “boots on the ground” workforce activity on a MSD project must be reported. This includes the workforces of both certified and non-certified subcontractors. a. At least fiftee n (15) days prior to mobilization Prime contractor is required to submit a 60 Day Project Workforce Plan to the District forecasting the anticipated workforce utilization for the first 60 days of the project schedule for the Prime contractor and a l l subcontractors providing any labor as a component of their scope of work who will ha ve workers on the project in the first 60 days of the project schedule. Contractor is required to use the appropriate “60 Day Workforce Plan Template” provided by MSD’s Diversity Department and located at the following website link: https://msdprojectclear.org/about/diversity/policies-forms/ The following fields of information is required to be included in the plan: • Project Information • Name of ea ch worker • Trade/Craft of each worker • Gender of ea ch worker • Ethnicity of ea ch worker • Employment Status of each worker, i.e., New Hire, Union Hall Hire, etc. • Length of employment with the Prime contractor or subcontractor 2. In the event a project does not meet the workforce goal requirements at the onset of a project, the Prime c ontractor must also complete and provide a “Project Workforce Plan” schedule (also found at the website link listed above ) which identifies to the District plans for meeting the workforce goal requirements and in addition which demonstra tes the “good faith efforts” undertaken by both the Prime c ontractor and s ubcontractors to m eet the workforce requirements by the end of the project. To successfully demonstrate “good faith effort,” the following must be provided to the District: a. Monthly documented proof of contact with the resources listed below requesting availability of qualified workers must be provided to the District along with responses received to the request for diverse workforce from the following: • MSD’s Bud Training Program. • Documented contact with union affiliates (if applicable) • Documented contact with an affiliated labor provider for trades utilized in performance of the MSD project Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 12 b. If a Prime contractor initially meets workforce goal s then begins to fall short of meeting goals during the course of a project and does not have an active workforce plan on file may be requested to submit an A ction P lan w hich includes the intent to fulfill contract workforce goals by the end of the project. When requested, the Action Plan must be provided with the Prime contractor’s next monthly workforce report submission. At a minimum, all good faith effort documentation submissions must include the following in order to be considered acceptable: 1. Initial requests to union affiliates (if applicable) for diverse applicant; 2. Initial requests to BUD for diverse applicant; 3. Response from initial request of 1 and 2; 4. Results of applicant referrals from 1 and 2; 5. Any other good faith efforts completed by the Prime contractor to fulfill workforce goals. 3. All actions of good fa ith must include the steps listed in 2. a-b above. Failure to meet these minimum obliga tions can subject the P r i me contra ctor to sanctions on doing future work wit h the District up to and including a complete prohibition from performin g work on any District projects for a time period to be decided solely b y the District. 4. Upon receipt of Prime contractor’s 60 Day Project Workforce Plan by the District, Prime contractor will receive acknowle dge ment via email that the Plan has been received and is under review. Within 5 business days of acknowledgement, contractor will receive a notice of acceptance or request for additiona l information. This process will continue until an acceptable plan is on file. The Prime contractor is prohibited from proceeding with any portion of the work having a workforce component until the Plan has been deemed acceptable by the District. 5. Monthly Wor kforce Repor ting Requirements: To be in compliance with MSD’s labor and workforce reporting requirements contractor m ust utilize M SD Diversity Reporting, Diversity’s online reporting system located at the following website link: www.msddiversityreporting.com. Prime c ontractor is required to submit monthly workforce utilization reports online by the 10th of each month for the previous month for all “Boots on the Ground” during the entire project. Certified Payrolls of actual utilization for the past month for the Prime contractor and all subcontractors performing work in the month being reported on must be submitted with reports . If the workforce goals have not been met, the report sha ll also include d ocumentation of specific “good faith efforts” performed in the past month as well as the pla nned a ctions to be taken by the contractor and the subcontractors to fulfill workforce contractual requirements. All workforce documentation can be submitted online through the MSD Diversity Reporting System. a. As part of its monthly workforce reporting, documented proof of “good faith effort” activities including initial contact documentation for requests of minority and women and ongoing contact with the programs listed above (2a) must be provided along with documented responses from each e ntity contacted for the request of diverse workers and shall include all follow up request for information pertaining to applicant referrals which indicates the outcome of the referral(s). 6. During the life of the Community Benefits A greement (“CBA”), MSD shall ensure that First Source Hiring Program and/or Training Programs are materia l terms on all new MSD CIRP contracts; all a mended or renewed CIRP projects and voluntary extensions of existing CIRP projects. Under these CIRP projects the requirements for use of these progra ms shall commence as of the effective date of the contract. MSD sha ll actively monitor performance of BUD a nd shall enforce the requirements for use of the BUD Program with appropria te enforcement actions to address noncompliance. Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 13 The BUD Progra m provid es access to targeted Minorities and Women applicants for MSD projects. Contractors shall r eceive prompt, cost-free eligibility lists of available qualified and trained applicants when requested for MSD Projects. MSD requires contractor participation in the BUD Program with regard to all job vacancies on MSD projects by: a. Prime Contractors and their subcontractors; b. Contractors and subcontra ctors entering int o or receiving an extension in the scope of an existing project contract, an a mendment or renewal of an existing project in which the CBA was in effect at the time of the original contract. Nothing contained in the CBA or MSD guidelines shall require contractors who are subject to collective bargaining agreements with union affiliates to comply with utilization of MSD Programs which violates a ny component of bargaining agreement terms. Conflicts regarding the use of these programs with collective bargaining agreements must be provided to the District along with good faith effort documentation. c. Contact Information for BU D Training Progra m: Building Union Diversity (BUD) Russ Signorino – Program Director (314) 303-6082 russ_signorino@yahoo.com 7. For the purposes of validating workforce compliance on any MSD project, the District will perf orm on- site monitoring in order to confirm workforce compliance as described in paragraph A above. Failure to meet the “Good Fa ith E ffort” requirements listed above will subject the Prime contractor to sanctions on doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition from performing work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District. DIVERSITY CONTRACT COMPLIANCE, DIVERSITY FINAL EVALUATIONS AND PRE-QUALIFICATION EVALUATIONS A. Approval of Prime contractor’s monthly payment application is based on the contractor’s compliance with submission of their monthly utilization reports until Diversity has conducted a final evaluation of Diversity contract compliance. Contractors who are delinquent with sub mission of any utilization reports will not receive payment until they have met all reporting requirements. B. Upon submission of a final payment request, MSD’s Diversity Division will conduct a final evaluation of both vendor and workforce (if applicable) goal attainment on all contracts with vendor goals and commitments and/or workf orce goals prior to release of contractors final contract payment. A contractor is considered to be in compliance with MSD’s Diversit y Program guidelines upon successful utilization of the MWBE subcontractors proposed on Prime contractor’s originally submitted MSD Form A and satisfaction of a p p l i c a b l e workforce utilization goal requirements . Any deviation from Prime contractor’s originally approved MWBE ’s, requires contractor to have an approved change order with appropriate j u s t i f i c a t i o n d o c u m e n t a t i o n . Final contract payments will not be approved without all of the required d ocumentation. C. For Building contracts exceeding $500,000, to be in compliance with meeting workforce requirements, an Initial 60 Day Workforce Plan and Project Plan (if required) must be on file, all required monthly Workforce Utilization Reports for Prime and all Subcontractors must be on file, all required certified payrolls for Prime and all Subcontractors for all hours worked must be on file, and any additional required workforce compliance documentation such as G ood F aith E ffort documents must be on file if any portions of Construction with State of Missouri Funding FY2020 V1 (04/02/2020) Page 14 workforce goals were not met on the project. Fa ilure to meet the workforce compliance requirements can subject the contractor to sanctions on doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition from performing work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District. D. Diversity participates with Engineering to evaluate each pre-qualified contractor requesting to continue as an approved pre -qualified contractor. Diversity evaluates each pre-qualified contractor on their performance and compliance with the Diversity Program with regards to meeting their vendor and workforce goals as well as their compliance with all Diversity Program requirements. Failure to meet vendor and workforce compliance r equirements or remain in compliance with the Diversity Program can subject the contractor to sa nctions on doing future work with the District up to and including a complete prohibition from perfor ming work on any District project for a time period to be decided solely by the District.