Equal employment opportunity, construction, modernization, major alteration and renovation, major A&R

10.5.1 Equal Employment Opportunity

Contracts (and subcontracts) for construction (including modernization or major A&R) are subject to the requirements of EO 11246 (September 24, 1965), as amended and implemented in 41 CFR 60-1 by OFCCP, DoL. The recipient is required to include the "Equal Opportunity Clause" at 41 CFR 60-1.4(b) in any contract for construction services under the grant. The contractor must be directed to include this clause in any applicable subcontracts.

In addition, recipients and contractors providing construction services under NIH grants are required to comply with the solicitation and contract requirements for affirmative action specified in 41 CFR 60-4 for contracts in specified geographical areas that will exceed $10,000. These requirements are specified in the "Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" subsections of 41 CFR 60-4.

The OFCCP regulations also require that the recipient notify the applicable OFCCP regional, area, or field office when it expects to award a contract for construction services that will exceed $10,000.

Further information about these requirements and the full text of these regulations are available at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/.