The Contract Compliance Program is an equal opportunity initiative that shall apply to, and shall be a part of, all contracts and subcontracts, purchase orders, and consultant agreements, including all consulting contract and subcontracts, of any group or organization providing goods or services to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
The program is designed to foster and expand the participation of traditionally disadvantaged businesses in Commission projects. Bidders and consultants are encouraged to help achieve this objective through the use of Identified Business Enterprises (IBEs) in their contracts.
An IBE is any duly-certified business enterprise acceptable to the Commission. These include – but are not limited to – Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE), or Disabled Business Enterprise (DsBE).
Under the program, bidders and consultants are encouraged to meet or exceed 25 percent participation targets of IBEs in their respective contracts with the Commission. However, bidders and consultants may comply with the program’s policy aims so long as they make – and document – “good faith efforts” to allow for IBE participations in the their Commission-issued contracts. The Commission will monitor the participation of IBEs in Commission projects and will periodically report on participation and compliance.