The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launches a new online platform, referred to as the Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal (NCAP), to modernize how the agency receives required notices about construction contract and subcontract awards.
OFCCP protects workers, promotes diversity, and enforces the law. OFCCP holds those who do business with the federal government (contractors and subcontractors) responsible for complying with the legal requirement to take affirmative action and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discharging or otherwise discriminating against applicants or employees who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations.
NCAP provides contracting officers, contractors, and applicants seeking federal assistance for construction projects (such as state Departments of Transportation) a more efficient and secure electronic means to submit a notice to OFCCP within 10 working days of an award of a federal or federally assisted construction contract or subcontract in excess of $10,000. These notification requirements can be viewed at 41 CFR 60–4.2.
After creating an account, NCAP users can securely upload details of awarded construction contracts, including contract value, estimated start and completion dates of the contract, contact information, the contract awarding entity, the contract receiving entity, and contract place(s) of performance, using a single or bulk upload. The bulk upload feature will allow the user to upload multiple notices simultaneously. Instructions for performing the bulk upload using a template are in the NCAP User Guide on the NCAP landing page.
NCAP is the primary source for entering, tracking, and submitting contract award notifications for review by OFCCP. NCAP will reduce or eliminate the need to submit contract award notifications via mail or email to OFCCP. For additional information about OFCCP’s regulations and resources, please visit www.dol.gov/ofccp.
To access NCAP, review NCAP information, and create an account, see https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/ncap. OFCCP offers a user guide, how-to videos, and frequently asked questions that include information about using NCAP.