Agenda Item 4A
Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Action: Bill 61-14, Contracts
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (3-0): approve
the Bill with amendments.
Bill 61-14, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business Subcontracting Program,
sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President at the request of the County Executive, was
introduced on November 25, 2014. A public hearing was held on January 13 and Government
Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksessions were held on March 19, September 17,
April 4 and May 2, 2016.
Bill 61-14 would establish a Local Business Subcontracting Program requiring 10% of the
dollars related to an initial procurement contract award that is estimated to be valued at more than
$10 million to be subcontracted to a Local Business. The Bill would define a local business as a
for-profit business that has its principal place of business in the County. The Bill would also
require the Executive to adopt a regulation, by Method 2, further defining a local business and the
certification process. The Director of the Office .of Procurement
or her designee would
responsible for certifying a business as a local business. The Bill would also authorize the Director
to waive all or part of the local subcontracting requirements for a specific contract.
The Bill, as introduced, would take effect on July 1,2015 and apply
a solicitation for a
high dollar value contract issued after July 1,2015.
The only witness at the public hearing, DGS Director David Dise, representing the
Executive, supported the Bill. (©13)
After Bill 61-14 was introduced, the Office of Procurement became a principal office in the Executive Branch
independent of the Department of General Services.