we plan to follow up on this visit and to document actual practice on site as opposed to accepting un audited reporting documents.
In keeping with out mission and operational objectives to monitor and report on First Source participation and compliance issues, two members of the National Capital Jobs Coalition, (NCJC) made an unannounced visit to the EYA Construction site at The Saint Paul's Chancellor's Rowe Town homes in Brookland. We met with several contractors on the site. Although quite pleasant and cooperative none of those we spoke to seemed to understand the details of The First Source agreement.
Finally, Its clear that many of these contractors are unsure of the law and don't understand their responsibilities under First Source anyway. We visited the site construction trailer and met Mr. Mark King, Construction Manager for the project. EYA lists its headquarters on his card as "Bethesda, MD." Mr. King noted that his job as construction manager began when the excavation ended. He acknowledged that a First Source agreement existed and offered to cooperate with us in any reasonable way ... we plan to follow up on this visit and to document actual practice on site as opposed to accepting un audited reporting documents.