Port NY/NJ Authority Announces Policy to Improve Contractor Performance and Accountability
As part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s continuing effort to assure completion of port authority construction projects on time and within budget, the port authority will make an important change in how it selects contractors for future construction projects and in how it selects firms to manage and oversee construction on behalf of the Port Authority.
Going forward, bidding firms’ past performance record on previous port authority projects will become a decisive factor in contract award determinations. Poor performance on past projects will severely handicap firms’ ability to get future work. Good performance on past projects will continue to be a positive consideration in the selection process.
Performance evaluations will be prepared for all contractors, subcontractors and construction management firms on all port authority construction projects, and less-than-satisfactory ratings received at any time during the previous three years will be formally considered in contract award determinations. Performance evaluations will be performed during and at the completion of construction projects, and will be conducted by the port authority professionals overseeing the work.