On October 7, 1997 the Board of Port Commissioners adopted the
Nondiscrimination and Small Local Business Utilization Policy. The
intent of this policy is to ensure non-discrimination and maximize
utilization of small and local businesses in Port procurement.
Therefore, this policy applies to Port procurement: construction
contracts and professional services contracts utilizing the
Design-Bid-Build project delivery methodology, purchase order contracts,
etc. Additionally, the Port sponsors certain technical assistance and
outreach programs in furtherance of this overall goal. Click here for
an overview of the Nondiscrimination and Small Local Business Utilization
View Non-Discrimination Policy and Regulations
The new Living Wage rate as of July 1, 2012 is at least $11.70 with credit given to the employer for the provision to covered employees of health benefits, and $13.45 without credit for the provision of health benefits. Specifically, §728 applies to Port contractors and financial assistance recipients with the Aviation or Maritime divisions that have contracts worth more than $50,000 and that employ more than 20 employees who spend more than 25% of their time on Port-related work. §728 also provides covered employers with incentives to provide health benefits to employees, establishes a worker retention policy, requires covered employers to submit quarterly payroll reports and requires covered employers to allow Port representatives access to payroll records in order to monitor compliance and labor organization representatives access to workforces during non-work time and on non-work sites. The Port Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on August 6, 2002, to extend coverage of Section 728 to Aviation and Maritime Division tenants that have month-to-month tenancy. On October 1, 2002, the Port Board of Directors amended Port Ordinance Number 3666 ("Ordinance 3666") to incorporate the provisions of §728 and to apply those provisions to month-to-month tenants effective November 1, 2002. Covered employers are responsible for complying with the provisions of §728 from the date the covered contract is entered into. When a contract is awarded, the contractor will be required to fill out the attached Employer Self Evaluation Form and Certificate of Compliance and return them to the Social Responsibility Division. For more information, please call Connie Ng-Wong in the Port of Oakland's Social Responsibility Division at (510) 627-1390.
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