Since 1998, the Regional Alliance has been providing Affirmative Action/EEO contract compliance services on several billion-dollar projects. Collectively, our staff has over 100 years of experience in developing comprehensive contract compliance programs.
Major projects, particularly those that are funded by a public agency, require that certain goals be met in terms of hiring MBE, WBE or DBE firms to do a percentage of the work. In addition, these projects have goals for contractors to hire ethnic and racial minority and female workers as part of their construction workforce. The statistics must be recorded and monitored by a contract compliance specialist and reported to the funding agency.
RASC List of Affirmative Action/EEO Contract Compliance Agreements
In 1998, RASC landed its first contract compliance agreement with Continental Airlines for the construction of their $1.2 billion Global Gateway project at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Almost $200 million was contracted to minority and women-owned construction companies on this project which included a new passenger terminal, Federal Inspection Services hall, arrivals hall, RAMP Control Tower, outbound baggage building and materials store.
In 2001, the State of Connecticut’s Capital City Economic Development Authority contracted RASC to provide comprehensive compliance services for their one billion dollar Adriaen’s Landing and Rentschler Field Projects. At the conclusion of the project in late 2005, S/MBE participation was 30% and 26% respectively.
In 2003, Don Todd Associates, Inc., one of the Project Management Firms for New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation’s multi-billion dollar schools capital program contracted us to provide contract compliance services for Region 1 schools. Region 1 is comprised of Orange and East Orange, NJ. S/M/W/DBE Participation in the Region 1 program as of January 31, 2006 was 43.8% MBE and 8.4%WBE for a total of $56.5 million. Minority workers accounted for 30.6%, or 54,800 hours, and 1.9% of the work is attributed to female workers.
In 2006, RASC was contracted by the New York Jets to develop and manage an M/WBE contract compliance and minority and women labor force program for the proposed new Jet’s stadium and residential development over the Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side.
In 2007, with a JetBlue Airways contract compliance agreement, RASC would oversee the M/WBE and minority and women labor force program for JetBlue’s new $600 million Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The program helped enable M/W/LBEs to obtain contracts exceeding $115 million (20.3%) and achieved minority labor force participation of 38% for skilled workers and 46% for minority laborers. Female skilled tradeswomen and female laborers received a combined total of 5% of the total work hours on the project.
In 2010, the Regional Alliance inked an agreement with Delta Air Lines to help boost participation of M/WBEs and minority and women labor force participation on the JFK/IAT Terminal 4 Redevelopment project at JFK International Airport. For Phase 1A and 1B of the Delta Terminal Redevelopment M/W/LBEs by mid-2013 received $140 million.
In 2012, as part of the Riverside Center Project, Dermot Group, the Manhattan developer, retained RASC services to meet New York City U.L.U.R.P. requirements for monitoring and reporting M/WBE participation on their 43-story residential tower and adjacent public school.
In 2013, Delta Airlines entered into an agreement with the Regional Alliance to help provide contract opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses on their $229 million Terminal 5 Renovation Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
To know more about our contract compliance services, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide any additional information you may need.