Federal Contracting (Procurement)

Support for Under Served Schools and Job Training Programs

Develop and implement a process for local federal office closures that directs lightly used electronic equipment, office furniture, and unused supplies to under served and under funded school districts and job training centers. 

When local offices close a lot of useful equipment and supplies are simply disposed of and not re- purposed. Further, as a result of the pandemic, the current physical federal footprint will... more »

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Worker advancement wageshare program

Start a program that gathers into groups, like-minded workers from similar industries out of the community, that will put in a percentage of their wages together, that will be matched with funds from community development grants, until they are able to start businesses that meet the needs of state and federal contracts. The original investors will then claim a percentage of business's ownership, and profits according... more »

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Strengthen and Enforce Financial Security for Employees

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To protect workers and provide for their future financial security, there should be a mandatory 401k-Qualified Plan fringe wage contribution percentage for Davis Bacon contracts- and eliminate the option where they can pay it out in cash as salary or waive the benefit.  Too many contractors pay the base and fringe in cash and don't provide any benefits or future financial security for the employees who are working on... more »

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SCA Wage Determination

The current SCA wage determinations for many metropolitan areas are significantly lower pay rates than the market and collective bargaining rates.  As competition becomes fierce and the labor pool diminishes, specifically, specialized trades, contractors tend to bid at the minimum SCA in order to boot the incumbent.  IGCE models are archaic and do not account for the significant inflation.  Best value contracts are being... more »

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Spread the Word via the Community Media Outlets

Federal contracting sounds like a complicated process with a lot of paperwork.  Some contractors automatically assume that they will not qualify without even trying.  The outreach efforts must be more localized and constant to reach businesses owned by underrepresented individuals.

Work with the community media outlets (the underrepresented community's newspaper, radio, TV, social media accounts, YouTube, etc.) to highlight... more »

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