TCCD will implement procedures for construction bids and contract awards that emphasize the inclusion of Small M/WBE firms. The successful bidder will be selected on qualification, reasonable pricing, and best value.
In some cases, if a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated with the most highly qualified provider, TCCD will formally end negotiations with that provider and select the next most highly qualified provider. TCCD may continue the process to select and negotiate with providers until a contract is awarded.
A. SMALL M/WBE UTILIZATION REQUIREMENTS
1.In addition to the requirements set elsewhere, bid conditions will include a statement of the Small M/WBE percentage/goal established for the project. The requirements below also apply to circumstances where change orders or extra work give rise to new trade or vendor opportunities outside the original scope of work.
2.Bid conditions and all other specifications for applicable contracts to be awarded by TCCD will require that Offerors make a good faith effort to subcontract with, or purchase supplies from, Small M/WBE firms. Such specifications will require Offerors to meet or exceed the stated goal or submit documentation of good faith efforts for all applicable contracts to permit a determination of compliance with the specifications.
3.Construction contracts (with an estimated cost of $25,000.00 or more) will be awarded and administered in accordance with the following standards and procedures:
Competitive bids for applicable contracts will include Small M/WBE participation
requirements and accompanying documentation in the bid specifications. Small
M/WBE documentation consists of the Special Instructions for Bidders, Affidavit
Statement, Small M/WBE Utilization, Good Faith Effort and Joint Venture Forms (refer
to forms in Section 21)
Competitive bids where the Offeror meets or exceeds the Small M/WBE project percentage/goal must be listed on the Subcontractor Utilization Form or the Joint Venture Form.
Competitive bids where the Offeror has subcontracting and/or supplier opportunities but does not include Small M/WBE participation that is equal to or exceeds the project percentage/goal must submit the Subcontractor Utilization Form and the Good Faith Effort Form and documentation.
Competitive bids where the Offeror has subcontracting and/or supplier opportunities but does not include Small M/WBE participation must submit the Subcontractor Utilization Form and the Good Faith Effort Form and appropriate documentation.