Record #: SO2015-1401   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 4/15/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 by adding new Sections 405, 410 and modifying Sections 410 and 412 regarding city contract bid preference for utilization of project area subcontractors and Chicago-based businesses
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Austin, Carrie M., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Dowell, Pat, Lane, Lona, Mitts, Emma, Solis, Daniel, Willie B. Cochran, Graham, Deborah L., O'Connor, Mary
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. SO2015-1401.pdf, 2. O2015-1401.pdf


SECTION 1. Article III of Chapter 2-92 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 2-92-405, by deleting the language struck through and by adding the language underscored, as follows:
2-92-405 Contracts - Bid incentive for utilization of project-area subcontractors.
For purposes of this section only, the following definitions shall apply:

"Construction project" means any project to be paid for by the city, but which is not funded in whole or part by any federal or state funds, to construct, remodel or reconstruct any public works, public buildings, public structures, roadways, parkways, bridges, parking facilities or parks, or any portion of any of the same, belonging to the city within its geographical boundaries as they exist or shall exist in the future.

"Department" means the department of procurement services.

"Project-area subcontractor" means a person who: (i) conducts meaningful day-to-day business operations at a facility located within that part of the city designated as the project area in the information for bidders issued by the department and that facility is the place of employment for the majority of that person's regular, full-time workforce; (ii) holds all appropriate city licenses; (iii) is a small business enterprise; and (iv) is subject to applicable city taxes; provided that a project-area subcontractor shall not include the prime contractor.

"Prime Contractor" means a person who is the primary contractor on a contract.

"Small business enterprise" means a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, pursuant to the business size standards found in 13 C.F.R. Part 121, relevant to the scope of work the business seeks to perform on city contracts. A business is not an eligible small business enterprise in any city fiscal year in which its gross receipts, averaged over the firm's previous five fiscal years, ...

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