Pay or Play (POP) Forms
On July 1, 2007, the Pay or Play (POP) program was implemented by the Mayor, through Executive Order 1-7, in an effort to promote a work environment that supports a quality workforce for employees working on City contracts, and to enhance fairness in the City’s bidding process for contracts.
It is the policy of the City of Houston to require certain contractors to either; contribute a designated amount to be used to offset the costs of providing healthcare to uninsured people in the Houston/Harris County area (PAY), or to require certain contractors to provide to certain employees a minimum level of healthcare benefits (PLAY). The Office of Business Opportunity serves as the Administrator of the POP program. Please view the POP Presentation and Pay or Play Program Requirements for more details about the program.
For questions or more information regarding the POP program please contact Gracie Orr at 832.393.0633. If you already know which department will be administering your contract, we strongly encourage you to call that department’s POP liaison for information & questions.
The documents below are in .pdf.
Pay or Play Links
- POP Program Requirements (.pdf)
- Program Requirements FAQs (.pdf)
- Departmental POP Liaisons (.pdf)
- POP Presentation (updated)
- Executive Order 1-7
- POP Compliant Health Benefits Product Providers (updated)
- Health Benefits FAQs (.pdf)
POP Supplemental Information
POP Forms FAQs (.pdf)
PAY OR PLAY (POP) FORMS
|POP-1||City of Houston Pay or Play Acknowledgement -- Filled out and submitted with bid packet. Contractor acknowledges POP Program and agrees to comply if they are the successful bidder|
|POP-2||City of Houston Certification of Compliance with Pay or Play Program -- Filled out and submitted by the successful bidder (Contractor/Subcontractor). Contractor chooses how they will participate in the POP Program (updated 04.03.2013)|
|POP-3||City of Houston Pay or Play Program List of Subcontractors -- Filled out and submitted by the successful bidder (Contractor). List of all subs participating on the project|
|POP-4||City of Houston Pay or Play Program Contractor / Subcontractor Waiver Request Filled out and submitted by the Department that has the contract. Used as a request for a particular contract that qualifies for a waiver (Waived upon OBO approval)|
|POP-5||City of Houston Pay or Play Program Contractor / Subcontractor Reporting Form (Pay Option) Filled out and submitted on a monthly basis by the Contractor that will be participating in the “Pay Option”. (updated 12.27.2012)|
|POP-6||City of Houston Pay or Play Program Department Quarterly Update -- Filed out and submitted by the Department POP Liaison on a quarterly basis. Used to report current POP Contracts. (updated 12.27.2012)|
|POP-7||City of Houston Pay or Play Program Contractor/Subcontractor Reporting Form (Play Option) -- Filled out and submitted on a quarterly basis by the Contractor that will be participating in the “Play Option”. (updated 04.03.2013)|
|POP-8||City of Houston Pay or Play Program Employee Waiver Request -- Filled out by the Contractor or Subcontractor/Employee in effort to request that an employee is waived from the POP Program requirements (Waived upon OBO approval) (updated 04.03.2013)|
|POP-9||City of Houston Pay or Play Self-Insured Request -- Filled out and submitted by a Contractor that is requesting to be considered a self-insured company (Granted upon OBO approval)|
all forms except POP 9 revised 10.01.2012, and are .pdf files, unless otherwise noted