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Mississippi State Port Authority Port of Gulfport Restoration Program Section 3/DBE Business Concern Workshop. May 15 , 2014.
Port of Gulfport Restoration Program
Section 3/DBE Business Concern Workshop
The MSPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and gives preference to Section 3 residents and Section 3 business concerns when new hiring and contracting opportunities arise.
More information about Section 3 can be found at www.hud.gov.
The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport (MSPA) is in the process of restoring and rebuilding its facilities that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
This project, called the Port of Gulfport Restoration Program (PGRP), received $570 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The objectives of the PGRP are:
5M tons of fill
1,000 miles PVD
Estimated construction cost: $45-70 M
4th Terminal +/- 50 Acres
Existing rail service remains open to DuPont.
Estimated construction cost: $55-70M
HUD’s Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance to the greatest extent feasible provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
(including reduction of lead-based paint hazards).
12 U.S.C. §1701 and 24 CFR Part 135.5
What Section 3 opportunities are available through the PGRP?
Jobs are created on two fronts:
Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties
Category 1: Section 3 businesses that provide jobs & training for local residents.
Category 2: Applicants selected to administer Youthbuildprograms
Category 3: Other Section 3 business concerns.
How does Section 3 work? Here’s an example:
Requirements for a Section 3 Business Concern:
Note: It is the Policy of the Port of Gulfport Restoration Program that records with personal information shall remain in a secured, locked location.
Reporting – monthly reports of:
As a Section 3 Business Concern, what are ways that I can reach out to the community for new hires and contracts?
The Copeland "Anti-Kickback" Act
prohibits contractors from in any way inducing an employee to give up any part of the compensation to which he or she is entitled under his or her contract of employment, and requires contractors to submit a weekly statement of the wages paid to each employee performing DBRA covered work.
Pathways to the Port Jobs Program is the PGRP’s centralized process for job placement and workforce training geared toward long-term workforce employment.
If you are a successful contractor or sub-contractor:
www.mscpc.com and www.mississippi.org/mptap
( www.sba.gov or locally at 1st floor Hancock Bank Building)
Next Business Outreach workshop:
August 14, 2014, Location and Topics TBD
Community Outreach meeting to be held in August. Date, Place - TBD
South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center distributes
Legal notices/ads in the Sun Herald
PortoftheFuture.com Home and Procurement web pages
Construction plan rooms
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Westside Community Center
4006 8th St, Gulfport, MS 39501
For more information, or for one-on-one assistance, please contact:
Mel Arsenault, Director of Compliance and Corporate Responsibility Officer
Mississippi State Port Authority