Why am I required to use E-Verify?

E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

Beginning on January 1, 2021, all Contractors entering into a contract with the City is obligated to comply with the provisions of Section 2. Section 448.095, Fla. Stat., "Employment Eligibility," as amended from time to time. This includes but is not limited to utilization of the E-Verify System to verify the work authorization status of all newly hired employees, and requiring all subcontractors to provide an affidavit attesting that the subcontractor does not employ, contract with, or subcontract with, an unauthorized alien. The contractor shall maintain a copy of such affidavit for the duration of the contract. Failure to comply will lead to termination of this Contract, or if a subcontractor knowingly violates the statute, the subcontract must be terminated immediately. Any challenge to termination under this provision must be filed in the Circuit Court of Indian River County, Florida no later than 20 calendar days after the date of termination. If this contract is terminated for a violation of the statute by the Contractor, the Contractor may not be awarded a public contract for a period of 1 year after the date of termination.

"Enrolling in E-Verify is Easy! It only takes a few simple steps to enroll in E-Verify and begin confirming the employment eligibility of all of your new hires. However, once you start the Enrollment Process you cannot save your progress if it cannot be completed right away, so make sure you have everything you need before you begin. Use the Quick Reference Guide or follow the links provided above and below to help you prepare for enrollment. Need help? Visit the E-Verify Contact Center web-page."

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1. How do I become a vendor with City of Sebastian, FL?
2. Where can bids and proposals be submitted?
3. Who should questions concerning solicitations be directed to?
4. Why am I required to use E-Verify?
5. How can I obtain a copy of the tax exemption for City of Sebastian?
6. When are Bid bonds and/or Payment/Performance Bonds required?