Act 17 (HRS § 103-55.6) gives bidders of public works projects a 5% reduction in price for bid scoring purposes, if the bidder is a party to an apprenticeship agreement registered with the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for each apprenticeable trade the bidder will employ to construct public work.
To be considered for the 5% price reduction, bidders must submit a certification from the program sponsor that they are parties to an apprenticeship program registered with the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. If the bidder is successful in being awarded a contract, the contractor must submit a monthly certification from the sponsor which reports that the contractor remains a party to a registered apprenticeship program, for the duration of the project.
Form 1, Certification of Bidder's Participation in Approved Apprenticeship Program under Act 17, and Form 2, Monthly Report or Contractor's Participation in Approved Apprenticeship Program under Act 17, are available for downloading and printing at http://hawaii.gov/labor/wdd. Please check the website for the latest forms because changes will be made as needed.
Please note the following:
1. Form 1, item II, A, Apprenticeable Trades to be Employed
Be sure to enter The trade as recorded in the List of Construction Trades in
Registered Apprenticeship Programs posted on the State Department of Labor and
Industrial Relations website.
Any abbreviated names or commonly used names, if not the same as the
occupation listed on the website, may fail to be recognized by the procuring
2. Form I, item II.B. Apprenticeship Sponsor
Be sure to enter the sponsor's name as recorded on the Department's website.
In many cases, the specific Joint Apprenticeship Committee is the sponsor, not the organization, e.g., union or association, that provides staffing for the training office. Procuring agencies may not recognize the sponsor as one registered with the Department if the sponsor's name differs from the list.
3. Form II, item III, Sponsor's Name—same as for prior item.
4. Forms I & II. Bidder's Certification and Apprenticeship Program Sponsor's Certification
Original signatures are required.