Services: Program development; Small Business (SB) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Compliance Services and Program Management.
Opportunity: The Skipjack Wind Farm (the “Project”) is a new 120 MW offshore wind farm that will be located between 17 and 21 nautical miles off the coast of Maryland in BOEM Lease OCS-A 0482 and will interconnect with and deliver power to Delmarva Power’s 138 kV transmission system in Ocean City, MD. Skipjack is mandated to implement a Plan for Supplier Diversity and the use of Minority Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises and Skilled Labor including targets for sourcing and subcontracting Local Business Enterprise, Local Minority Business Enterprise and local county resident workforce. Skipjack recognizes the importance of the participation of MBEs, SBEs and VSBEs to the State of Maryland, and will use good faith efforts to achieve the State’s goals for all work conducted in the State of Maryland.
Skipjack’s parent company Deepwater Wind engaged Laisar to provide consulting services in accordance with procedures, guidelines, and goals developed in consultation with the Governor’s office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOSBA) and other State of Maryland stakeholders.
Solutions: Laisar was tasked by Deepwater Wind to support the design, development and implementation of the MBE Plan.
Community Outreach and Engagement—Laisar advised on the community outreach and engagement strategy and supported the design of an implementation plan
Regulatory Compliance Tracking and Reporting—Laisar designed the reporting templates in accordance with the established requirements for generating metrics and tracking compliance.