The prime contractor is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to achieve the 15% apprentice utilization. The prime contractor alone may not be able to meet the 15% and should subcontract with companies who may provide apprentice hours sufficient to meet the 15% for the project overall.
The plan is a tool for both the Contractor and the Project Manager that shows how and when the Contractor intends to meet the 15% apprentice utilization. The plan should be based on the total hours and apprentice hours the Contractor and any subcontractors expect to achieve.
The County is looking for a plan that is realistic and can be used to determine if the Contractor is on track to meet the 15% apprentice utilization.
The Contractor is responsible for updating the plan as changes occur that would affect the Contractor’s ability to meet the requirement and communicating this information to the Project Manager. The Contractor should compare the plan periodically to the monthly statements to determine if the apprentice utilization is on track to meet the project’s established 15%. For projects with a short number of days for project completion, the Contractor should monitor the plan to actual labor hours more frequently.
The Contractor shall provide the County with the Apprentice Utilization Plan at the pre-construction meeting.