Got Questions? You've come to the right place! Please see the list below for answers to frequently asked questions.
Are there union requirements?
PJ Dick is signatory to the Carpenters, Laborers, Cement Finishers, Operators, and Ironworkers (rebar only). Direct subcontracting with PJ Dick is accomplished through being a union Subcontractor or a non-union subcontractor with a Union Project Agreement. Zoom meetings on paths for non-union subcontractors were held for the beginning of June. Please check this website for the recorded sessions.
Any non-union companies that want to explore union affiliation must discuss it directly with the union(s) that relate to the type(s) of work performed by the company,
Zoom meetings about the perks of becoming a union contractor have been held already by Riverside Center for Innovation (contact Juan Garrett) and can be very helpful in providing insight about both the union and non-union business models.
Are there bonding requirements?
For the FNB Financial Center project, a Performance and Payment Bond is required for Subcontracts with PJ Dick > $200k
Are there Prevailing Wages?
Yes the project will require Prevailing Wages.
Will Certified Payrolls be required?
Yes Certified Payrolls are required.
Is a Certification required for M/WBEs?
Yes, to count towards the M/WBE Goals a company is required to have a Certification OR be in the process of becoming Certified. Direct bids to PJ Dick from an M/W business shall include the Certification or letter stating they are in the process of acquiring a Certification with their bid.
What is CCIP?
Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan which was developed and memorialized September 11, 2014. The purpose of the plan is to define specific goals strategies and processes for maximizing the inclusion of the Greater Hill District community and its residents in certain aspects of the redevelopment project. The plan's intent is to represent an unprecedented level of collaboration for the Southwestern Pennsylvania region with M/WBE goals and Local Resident Inclusion across the redevelopment. Read more about it here
Will this project have RACP Requirements?
Yes portions of the FNB Financial Center are seeking RACP funding. More specific details are included with the individual Bid Packages for the tracking and documentation requirements.
Will this project have a Project Labor Agreement (PLA)?
No there will not be a Project Labor Agreement.
Plasterers & Cement Union Information Session (6/3/2021) Questions:
What is the employer obligation in regards to dues in a union relationship and also, when are those funds due?
The employer is not responsible for the dues of their employees. Those dues are the responsibility of the employee. The employer must pay union wages and fringe benefits to all employees working on the job. Fringe benefit payment schedules are agreed upon with the specific union. Generally, benefits are paid 30-60 days behind the work.
How much of a bond would be required?
The bond is dependent of the total contract value. Cameron stated the highest bond his group had ever required was $40,000.
July 2021 FNB Bid Package Information Session (6/24/2021) Questions:
So who is the agency that approves the mbe plan?
The plan is already approved. These goals are what we are using to evaluate bidders to ensure we achieve our goals.
As a minority women business does my company qualify for 45 of the goal?
A minority women owned business could qualify for either goal, but not both. The advantage is that you can be placed into whichever category needs more representation.
What is the SEAS Function?
They are helping to look at our diversity goals in a different way. The diversity and inclusion goals will now be evaluated 3 different ways.
Will there be any opportunities for food/caterer vendors?
That would be an opportunity you would need to speak to the developer, BPG about. Olivia would be happy to speak with you.
Does DBE qualify for MBE or WBE?
DBE is a category used by different agencies. On your certification it should state whether you are a MBE or WBE within that DBE category.