US Department of Labor launches online tool to improve federal contractors’ reporting, notifications, evaluations
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an online portal to help contracting officers, contractors and subcontractors to provide required notices of federal construction contracts and subcontract awards.
Executive Order 11246, a legal authority enforced by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, requires contracting officers and contractors to submit a notice to OFCCP within 10 working days of the award of a federal or federally assisted construction contract or subcontract that exceeds $10,000.
The Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal provides users with a more efficient and secure way to submit required information about contract awards, including the contract’s effective date.
“By creating this portal, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is making it easier for contracting officers and contractors to submit information about construction contract awards which, in turn, provides more timely and complete information on federal contracts,” explained Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Jenny R. Yang. “As the pace of federal investments in our nation’s infrastructure accelerates, we expect an increase in the number of contractors and projects under OFCCP’s jurisdiction. This tool will enable us to schedule and perform compliance reviews more efficiently and effectively.”
The portal will be the primary source for entering, tracking and submitting contract award notifications for OFCCP review. The site is designed to reduce or eliminate the need to submit contract award notifications by mail or email.