GO Item 1
September 17, 2015
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 61-14, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business
Cherri Branson, Director of Procurement
Pam Jones, Procurement
Grace Denno, Procurement
Bill 61-14, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business Subcontracting Program,
sponsored by the Council President at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on
November 25, 2014. A public hearing was held on January 13 and a Government Operations and
Fiscal Policy Committee worksession was held on March 19.
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
its principal place of business in the County. The Bill would also
require the Executive
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 be
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 would take effect on July 1,2015 and apply to 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.