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Record #: O2021-5274   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/17/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 regarding certification and reporting requirements for veteran-owned small local businesses
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2021-5274.pdf
Chicago City Council November 17, 2021
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, The United States of America and City of Chicago ("City") recognize that without the countless sacrifices made by Veterans freedom and opportunity would not exist; and
WHEREAS, The 2019 Veteran Business Program Annual Expenditure Report issued by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services reported a $5.5 million increase in Illinois Veteran Contracting due to their focus on opportunities, and an operational outlook that includes governmental entity compliance collaboration; and
WHEREAS, Veterans contribute in a myriad of ways to the success of the City, including in business and government, and even while faced with the historical obstacles that have led to the recognition and expansion ofthe City's Veteran contracting opportunities; and

WHEREAS, The City Council Members know they could not have achieved such opportunities and recognitions without the support and continued partnership of the City's Procurement Department; and
WHEREAS, City Council Members hereby take the first of many steps towards their commitment towards expanding Veteran contract opportunities with the call to establish initiatives similar to those aforementioned by the state of Illinois' focus on government entity compliance collaboration; and, now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Article IV. of Chapter 2-92 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
2-92-420 Definitions
(f) "Certification eligible business" or "C.E.B." means any one or more businesses in the group consisting of M.B.E.s., W.B.E.s., B.E.P.D.s., V.B.E.s and such other categories of business enterprises established by the chief procurement officer from time to time as eligible participation in a certification program, when in bis their judgment the best available evidence supports such establishment.
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