AboutNutmeg Planners was established in 2005, to provide programs that assist in the development of small, minority, and women-owned firms that provide services in the construction industry.
Since 2005, Nutmeg Planners has been providing Affirmative Action/EEO contract compliance services on several multi-million dollar projects. Collectively, our staff has over 25 years of experience in developing comprehensive contract compliance programs.
Major projects, particularly those funded by the government, require that certain goals be met in terms of hiring Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), or Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) firms to do a percentage of the work. In addition, these projects have goals for contractors to hire ethnic and racial minority and female workers as part of their construction workforce. The statistics must be recorded and monitored by a contract compliance specialist and reported to the funding agency. We have developed a contract compliance system called the Nutmeg Tracking System (NTS). The NTS provides project owners and construction managers with current reports to ensure compliance with their projects' Affirmative Action/EEO requirements and can be responsive to any Affirmative Action/EEO inquiry.
In 2001, the principal of Nutmeg Planners worked to provide comprehensive compliance services for the Adriaen's Landing and Rentschler Field Projects. At the conclusion of the first phase of the project in 2005, S/M/DBE participation was 30% and 23% respectively.
In 2010, ARCADIS/O&G Program Management the Project Management Firms for the City of Hartford’s multi-million dollar school building program partnered with Nutmeg Planners to provide contract compliance services for these projects. M/WBE participation in the Hartford School Building Program as of December 31, 2013 is 30.78% representing a total of $31,421,349 million. The minority and female workforce accounted for 49.3%, or 313,203.10 labor hours.
An optional enhancement to NTS service is having the system available on-line. This allows access to the system from any internet connection 24/7. It ensures a single source of data that is always up-to-date. Multiple security levels and regular off-site system back-ups ensure that this valuable data cannot be misplaced or corrupted.
If you would like to know more about our contract compliance services, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide any additional information you may need.