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Record #: R2021-1072   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/20/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action:
Title: Call for subject matter hearing(s) to discuss efficacy of job order contracts and utilization numbers regarding minority-owned business enterprises and women-owned business enterprises
Sponsors: Dowell, Pat, Ervin, Jason C.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Assets, Information and Services, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Procurement Services, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Attachments: 1. R2021-1072.pdf




RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A HEARING TO DISCUSS THE CITY'S JOB ORDER CONTRACTING PROGRAM

WHEREAS, A job order contract (JOC) is a fixed term, firm priced, indefinite quantity contract awarded through a single competitive bid to a general contractor, often involving the repair, maintenance, and completion of recurring or repetitive projects; and

WHEREAS, After a JOC is awarded, the awarding entity can place orders with the winning general contractor to complete projects listed within the scope of the original contract at a fixed price; JOCs expedite the completion of such projects by saving time spent on procurement; and

WHEREAS, Governments often use JOCs to supplement the efforts of in-house staff who may not have the manpower to complete such projects in a timely manner; and

WHEREAS, The City, its sister agencies, and other neighboring governmental entities have utilized JOCs for a variety of reasons including to complete projects to meet compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, conduct facility maintenance like roof and downspout repairs, tuckpointing, and painting, and complete emergency construction work requiring specialized services; and

WHEREAS, The Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity has jurisdiction over matters concerning the City's contracting practices, including JOCs, as well as matters concerning minority-owned business enterprises, women-owned business enterprises, and other certification eligible contracting programs; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLEVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this twentieth day of September, 2021, do hereby call upon the Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity to hold a subject matter hearing to discuss the efficacy of job order contracts and their utilization numbers regarding minority-owned business enterprises and women-owned business enterprises; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we request Monica Jimenez, Acting Chief Procurement Office...

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