Key Details: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launched the Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal (NCAP) last month. The NCAP aims to modernize how OFCCP receives required notices regarding construction contract and subcontract awards. The NCAP was developed to create a secure submission location and to eliminate other non-standardized approaches for a safer and more efficient process. Furthermore, the NCAP will be used to pull information to determine jurisdiction over contractors and for scheduling compliance evaluations. The NCAP will therefore provide the OFCCP with a database of construction contractors.
What is the NCAP?
The NCAP follows the regulations under Executive Order 11246 titled “Equal Employment Opportunity” and provides an efficient way to maintain compliance with 41 C.F.R. § 60-4.2 Solicitations. This section requires entities that award construction contracts valued at $10,000 or more and construction contractors and subcontractors under covered contracts to notify the OFCCP within 10 days of the award of the following information:
- The name, address, and telephone number of the contractor receiving the award.
- The employer identification number.
- The dollar amount of the contract.
- The estimated starting and completion dates of the contract.
- The geographical area in which the contract is to be performed.
The notification requirement is applicable to contracting officers and prime contractors for federally assisted construction contracts. Non-construction-based contractors are also covered if construction work is required to perform the contract. As such, both construction and non-construction contractors are encouraged to review their contracts to determine if they are covered by the regulations under 41 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 60-4.2.
Contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to register for NCAP by creating an account here. The OFCCP has also released a Frequently Asked Questions page and an NCAP User Guide to help contractors set up and submit their notifications. For further information and expertise, contact Ryan & Wetmore today.
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