NJEDA to Partner with Rutgers on Disparity Study for NJ Wind Port Contracting
On August 11, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced plans to contract with Rutgers University to conduct a disparity study of the Authority’s contractual awards related to the New Jersey Wind Port. The study will analyze whether there is a disparity between the number of qualified minority-, women-, veteran- and/or LGBTQ-owned businesses (MWVLOBs) that are ready, willing, and able to contract with the NJEDA and perform services relevant to development of the Wind Port and the number of vendors and contractors that have historically received contracts for similar work. The study will also recommend programmatic remedies to address any identified disparity or under utilization of MWVLOBs.
The Wind Port will be located on the eastern shore of the Delaware River in Lower Alloways Creek, Salem County; approximately seven-and-a-half miles southwest of the City of Salem. Construction is planned in two phases, beginning in 2021. Phase 1 will develop a 30-acre site to accommodate marshalling activities and a 25-acre component manufacturing site. Phase 2 adds another 150 acres to accommodate expanded marshalling activities and extensive manufacturing facilities for turbine components such as blades and nacelles.
More information about the New Jersey Wind Port is available at https://www.nj.gov/windport/.
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