Governor Dayton signed the Responsible Contractor bill into law. Although the notion of a “responsible contractor” has been around for a long time it has never been clearly defined. In this new law, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2015, the term has been given certain meaning. This new statute only applies to publicly owned or financed projects where the contract exceeds $50,000.
Under the new § 16C.285, subd. 3, a responsible contractor means a contractor or subcontractor that conforms to the responsibility requirements in the solicitation document for its portion of the work on the project and verifies that it meets minimum criteria.
The following forms and information cover what is required.
Responsible Contractor Law
Responsible Contractor Certificate
Attachment A - Responsible Contractor Form