Record #: R2015-103   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for Chicago Sister Agencies and Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to provide MBE, WBE and DBE contract compliance information
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A., Fioretti, Bob, Sposato, Nicholas, Foulkes, Toni
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Attachments: 1. R2015-103.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago adopted its first Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) ordinance on July 31,1990, and
WHEREAS, the principles of this ordinance provided for participation by certified minority and women business enterprises in all contracts, and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, Public Building Commission, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority (collectively the "Sister Agencies") all have members appointed by the Mayor, and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (MPEA) has oversight over the operation of Navy Pier and McCormick Place, including construction of improvements to these facilities, and
WHEREAS, the Sister Agencies and MPEA rely upon taxes paid by the citizens of Chicago to fund some or all of their operations, including operating funds, special funds and capital funds, and
WHEREAS, there are M/WBE and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs that each ofthe Sister Agencies and MPEA have established, which may or may not follow the City's M/WBE ordinance; and
WHEREAS, these M/WBE and/or DBE programs provide for how M/W/DBE credit is counted, and which M/W/DBE certifications are accepted to obtain such M/WDBE credit, now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that the Committee on Budget & Government Operations convene a hearing and invite representatives of the Sister Agencies and MPEA to attend and provide M/W/DBE Compliance numbers, including the total dollars spent on all contracts, the total dollars spent with MBE, WBE and DBE firms, the M/W/DBE certification relied upon, the method used to count M/W/DBE credit and a breakdown of the contracts, including the names and contact information for the primes and subs on each contract for years 2012-2014.