What is the purpose of the CAP Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I submit?

The Prime Contractor is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to achieve the fifteen percent (15%) apprentice utilization. The Contractor alone may not be able to meet the 15% and should subcontract with companies who may provide apprentice hours sufficient to meet the 15% apprentice utilization for the project overall. The plan is a tool for both the Contractor and the CAP Coordinator that shows how and when the Contractor intends to meet the 15% apprentice utilization. The plan should be based on the total hours and apprentice hours the Contractor and any subcontractors expect to achieve.

The County is looking for a realistic plan that can be used to determine if the Contractor is on track to meet the 15% apprentice utilization requirement. The Contractor is responsible for updating the plan as changes occur that would affect the Contractor’s ability to meet the requirement and communicating this information to the Project Manager and CAP Coordinator. 

For projects with a short number of days for project completion, the Contractor should monitor the plan to actual labor hours more frequently.

The Contractor will submit a CAP Utilization Plan to the Project Manager and receive approval in writing by the CAP Coordinator.

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1. What is a “Registered Apprenticeship Program,” and how can I find one?
2. What labor hours will be counted?
3. Do I have to have apprentices for every trade?
4. Do non-union contractors have to meet the requirement when there are not as many non-union training programs available?
5. If a training program is in the process of being approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council, what is recommended to meet the requirements until the program is approved?
6. What is the CAP?
7. What do some of the terms mean?
8. When is the CAP requirement not applicable?
9. Why do we have a CAP?
10. Why does Whatcom County require 15% apprentice utilization?
11. What is the purpose of the CAP Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I submit?
12. My plan shows that I cannot meet the apprentice utilization requirement-what should I do?
13. What does documented evidence for an exception or waiver look like?
14. What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the request for exception and waiver?
15. How will exceptions and waivers be evaluated?
16. What are the consequences of not meeting the apprentice utilization requirement?
17. Financial Incentives/Penalties