Ohio School Facilty Commission Passes New Resolution
The Ohio Schools Facility Commission (OSFC) recently passed Resolution 07-98. This Resolution now permits local school boards, which have an OSFC funded project, to include responsible bidder criteria in their project specifications. The inclusion of the responsible bidder criteria is the option of the local school board to include in the bid documents. The model responsible bidder criteria that has been approved by the OSFC is contained in attachment A of the Resolution. To review a copy of the new resolution, please click on link above.
Also, included as a part of the Resolution is a requirement on all OSFC projects advertised after October 1, 2007 that the Bidder certify that it, and its subcontractors or any other contractor performing work on the project covered under the contract of the Bidder, it has implemented a written safety program, that each member of its job site workforce has completed an OSHA 10 or 30 Hour Construction Course, and that all project supervisors and all project foreman have completed an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Course. The safety training item is a mandatory requirement for all future OSFC projects. This requirement is contained in item 5 of the Resolution.
Some of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATC) already offer these courses as a journeyman upgrade class. We are working with those Unions that do not currently offer the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Courses as a journeyman upgrade class to provide this training through their respective JATC. If you are in need of these courses, please contact the respective union business agent or John Watkins at The Builders for information regarding scheduling of these courses.