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Record #: O2011-6402   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/28/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-92-645 regarding bids and contracts for Planned Manufacturing District based businesses
Sponsors: Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2011-6402.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SECTION 1. Chapter 2-92 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new language underlined, boldfaced and italicized as follows:
2-92-645 PMD-based preference
(a) Definitions:
"PMD-based business" means a business with a physical and economic relationship to a planned manufacturine district (PMD) within the city limits of Chicago as determined by a verifiable business address (not a post office box) within said district
(b) When bids are received for purchases by the City of Chicago, the following policies shall also be considered in the awarding of the contract:
(1) The person or business submitting the lowest responsible bid according to the requirements of the bidding documents, shall be deemed the lowest bidder. If the lowest bidder is not a PMD-based business, any PMD-based business with a bid within 10% of the lowest bid shall be deemed the lowest bidder.
(2) If no responsible PMD-based businesses bid within 10% of the lowest bid, then the contract shall be awarded to the person or business with the lowest, most responsible bid.
(3) No contract awarded pursuant to this Policy shall be sublet in any manner that permits 50% or more of the dollar value of the contract to be performed by a subcontractor or subcontractors who do not meet the definition of "PMD-based. "
(c) In no event shall a PMD-based business be awarded a contract, at the time the bid is submitted, if the PMD-based business is not current on real and personal taxes owed to the City of Chicago, unless said tax liability is being protested or challenged.
(d) In order for a PMD-based business to be awarded a contract under the preference policy, the business must sign and submit an affidavit confirming its eligibility under the conditions of this policy.
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and publication.