Responsible Contracting Policies
NAFC seeks to educate the public, taxpayers and government officials on the benefits of responsible contracting policies (RCP’s) that level the playing field in public construction. Below is a compilation of resources on responsible contracting policies.
From the Center for Construction Research and Training: www.cpwr.com
C. Jeffrey Waddoups, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Nevada and David C. May, Concord Cymorth LC (2009) concludes that:
“Adopting high-road employment policies, which include employment-based health insurance, and safe workplaces, and pensions, provide obvious benefits to workers, their families, and the community…. We find no statistically discernible differences in final bid costs between RCP and non-RCP schools. Therefore, our study supports the idea that adopting RCP’s for school construction may be an effective way to improve jobs and living standards of workers without significantly raising costs for taxpayers.”
A National Employment Law Project report that documents successful responsible contracting reforms in states and localities across the nation.
From the Florida International University – Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy: www.risep-fiu.org