University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education
What is responsible contractor language, and why is it important? Public construction projects are often costly undertakings. In recent years, municipalities and schools are increasingly using responsible contractor policies to "set certain minimum employment standards" for bidding on construction work. In response to this trend, responsible contractor (RC) language is being developed and used to provide needed reform in the construction contract bidding process. According to a recent study of responsible contractor reforms, the public policy goal of these reforms is to "ensure that all contracts for public works are awarded to reputable, responsible finns that have the qualifications, resources and personnel required to successfully perform contract work."
Bureau of Labor Education. University of Maine, "Responsible Contractors Help Build Thriving Communities" (2010). Bureau of Labor Education. 21.
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