State of New Jersey
Division of Purchase & Property
Subcontractor Utilization Plan Form
Any bidder intending to subcontract must complete the Subcontractor Utilization Plan. Bidders are instructed to list all proposed subcontractors on the Plan. See attached form. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, all subcontractors must have a valid Business Registration Certificate on file with the Division of Revenue and a copy of the registration certificate should be attached to this form.
Procedures For Small Business Subcontracting Set-Aside Contracts
If the RFP indicates that there is a Small Business Subcontracting Set-Aside requirement for this contract and the bidder intends to utilize any subcontractors during the course of the contract(s) to be awarded as a result of this Request for Proposal (RFP), the bidder will include small business subcontracting targets pursuant to NJAC 17:13-4. and Executive Order 71. Each bidder is required to make a good faith effort to meet the set- aside subcontracting targets of awarding a total of twenty-five percent (25%) of the value of the contract to New Jersey-based, Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit registered small businesses, with a minimum of five (5) percent awarded to each of the three categories set forth below, and the balance of ten (10) percent spread across the three categories.
1.Small business means a business that:
-is independently owned and operated
-is incorporated or registered in and has its principal place of business located in the State of New Jersey.
-has 100 or fewer full-time employees
-has gross revenues falling in one of the following three categories:
a.0 to $500,000 (Category I);
b.$500,001 to $5,000,000 (Category II);
c.$5,000,001 to $12,000,000, or the applicable federal revenue standards established at 13 CFR 121.201, whichever is higher (Category III);
2.Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit Registered Small Business means a small business that meets the New Jersey requirements and definitions of "small business" and has applied for and been approved by the Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit as a small business.
Suggested Procedure to Demonstrate a Good Faith Effort on Small Business Subcontracting Set-Aside Contracts
If the RFP contains small business subcontracting set-aside goals and a bidder intends to subcontract, the following actions should be taken to achieve the set-aside subcontracting goal requirements:
1.Attempt to locate eligible small businesses in Categories I, II and III appropriate to the RFP;
2.Request a listing of small businesses by Category from the Division of Minority and Women Business Development;
3.Record efforts to locate eligible businesses, including the names of businesses contacted and the means and results of such contacts;
4.Provide all potential subcontractors with detailed information regarding the specifications;
5.Attempt, whenever possible, to negotiate prices with potential subcontractors submitting higher than acceptable price quotes;
6.Obtain, in writing, the consent of any proposed subcontractor to use its name in response to the RFP; and,
7.Maintain adequate records documenting efforts to achieve the set-aside subcontracting goals.
Proposals should also contain the following items with the Plan, as applicable:
1.A copy of the Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit Registered Small Business proof of registration as a small business for any business proposed as a subcontractor; and,
2.Documentation of the bidder's good faith effort to meet the targets of the set-aside subcontracting requirement in sufficient detail to permit the Bid Review Unit of the Division of Purchase and Property to effectively assess the bidder's efforts to comply if the bidder has failed to attain the statutory goals.
If awarded the contract, the bidder shall notify each subcontractor listed in the Plan, in writing.
NOTE THAT A BIDDER'S FAILURE TO SATISFY THE SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING TARGETS OR PROVIDE SUFFICIENT DOCUMENTATION OF ITS GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO MEET THE TARGETS WITH THE BID PROPOSAL OR WITHIN SEVEN (7) BUSINESS DAYS UPON REQUEST SHALL PRECLUDE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO THE BIDDER.
Bidders seeking eligible small businesses should contact:
New Jersey Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit
33 West State Street - Fifth Floor
PO Box 026, Trenton, NJ 08625-0026
Telephone: (609) 292-2146 Fax: (609) 984-6679
Each bidder awarded a contract for a procurement which contains the set-aside subcontracting goal requirement shall fully cooperate in any studies or surveys which may be conducted by the State to determine the extent of the bidder's compliance with NJAC 17:13-1.1 et seq., and this Notice to All Bidders.
REQUIRED SUBMISSION IF BIDDER INTENDS TO SUBCONTRACT
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DIVISION OF PURCHASE AND PROPERTY (DPP)
SUBCONTRACTOR UTILIZATION PLAN
Bidder's Name and Address:
DPP Solicitation No.:
DPP Solicitation Title:
Bidder's Telephone No.:_______________________
Bidder's Contact Person: ______________________
INSTRUCTIONS: List all businesses to be used as subcontractors. This form may be duplicated for extended lists.
ADDRESS, ZIP CODE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND VENDOR ID NUMBER
CHECK HERE IF CONTRACT IS NOT SMALL BUSINESS
TYPE(S) OF GOODS OR SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED
*For those Bidders listing Small Business Subcontractors: Attach copies of Division of Revenue - Small Business Enterprise Unit registration for each subcontractor listed. If bidder has not achieved established subcontracting set-aside goals, also attach documentation of good faith effort to do so in the relevant category in accordance with NJAC17:13-4 and the Notice to All Bidders.
I hereby certify that this Subcontractor Utilization Plan (Plan) is being submitted in good faith. I certify that each subcontractor has been notified that it has been listed on this Plan and that each subcontractor has consented, in writing, to its name being submitted for this contract. Additionally, I certify that I shall notify each subcontractor listed on the Plan, in writing, if the award is granted to my firm, and I shall make all documentation available to the Division of Purchase and Property upon request.
I further certify that all information contained in this Plan is true and correct and I acknowledge that the State will rely on the truth of the information in awarding the contract.
PRINCIPAL OF FIRM: