(a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be responsible for the administration of the set-aside program for public works contracts and state contracts for goods and services, as described in subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 4a-60g. The commissioner shall conduct regular training sessions, as often as the commissioner deems necessary, for state agencies to explain the state set-aside program and to specify the factors that must be addressed in calculating awarding agency goals under the program. The commissioner shall conduct informational workshops to inform businesses of state set-aside opportunities and responsibilities.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 4a-60h
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
(b) The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities shall be responsible for the administration of the set-aside program for municipal public works contracts and contracts for quasi-public agency projects, as described in subdivisions (3) and (4) of subsection (b) of section 4a-60g. The commission shall conduct regular training sessions, as often as the commission deems necessary, for municipalities, quasi-public agencies and contractors to explain the municipal and quasi-public agency project set-aside program. The commission may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of sections 4a-60g to 4a-60j, inclusive, in regard to the municipal and quasi-public agency project set-aside program.
(c) In any case where an individual contract is both a public works contract of an awarding agency and a quasi-public agency project contract, the provisions of this chapter governing awarding agency public works contracts shall apply to such contract.
(d) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of sections 4a-60g to 4a-60j, inclusive, in regard to the state set-aside program. Such regulations shall include (1) provisions concerning the application of the program to individuals with a disability; (2) guidelines for a legally acceptable format for, and content of, letters of credit authorized under subsection (j) of section 4a-60g; (3) procedures for random site visits to the place of business of an applicant for certification at the time of application and at subsequent times, as necessary, to ensure the integrity of the application process; and (4) time limits for approval or disapproval of applications.
(e) On or before January 1, 1994, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, establish a process to ensure that small contractors, small businesses and minority business enterprises have fair access to all competitive state contracts outside of the state set-aside program.