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To view or download open solicitations, all vendors must be registered on the Vendor Portal through Cobblestone Contract Insight. You only have to register once. If you have forgotten your login credentials, please contact the Procurement Department at (203) 498-8800, ext. 1240 or ext. 1200.

Compliance Requirements

As a HUD Federal Funded Agency, Elm City Communities (ECC) mandates that all Contractors and Vendors including Service Providers meet federal requirements to ensure workers, public housing residents and certain minority, women and Section 3 Business Concerns benefit from the use of federal funds. These requirements are outlined in the Davis Bacon Act and ECC’s Section 3, MBE and WBE policies.

Davis Bacon Act

The Davis Bacon Acts and Related Acts apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000.00 for the construction, alteration or repair (including painting and decorating) of public building or public works. A copy of the wage decision is included in each bid package. The goal of the Davis Bacon Act is to protect the statutory rights of construction workers by enduring they are being paid appropriately for HUD or HUD “related acts” construction project.

Failure to comply with Davis Bacon regulations could lead to a breach of contract and debarment from further participation in HUD programs.

Section 3 Requirements

Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968 is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement and individual self-sufficiency. Under ECC’s Section 3 program, there are multiple requirements for every contract. Section 3 requirements are outlined in HUD’s 24 CFR 135.

MBE/ WBE Requirements

It is the policy of the ECC that Minority, and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) as defined in regulations developed by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and promulgated in 24 CFR Part 85, HUD Handbook 7460.8 and 7485.1 REV-2 Section 6(a) and Notice PIH 88-11 (PHA) shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds and that bidders, proposers or contractors and their subcontractors or suppliers shall take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that MBE/WBEs shall have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform contracts financed in whole or in part by federal funds.

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Elm City Communities is continually seeking new and qualified suppliers and vendors to maximize our contracting dollars. We encourage current vendors, Section 3 Business, MBE and WBE Business to visit out Vendor Contract Collaboration Portal.

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