GO Item 3
April 4, 2016
Goverrunent Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative
Bill 61-14, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business
Cherri Branson, Director of Procurement
Pam Jones, Procurement
Grace Denno, Procurement
Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant CAO
Bill 61-14, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business Subcontracting Program,
sponsored by Lead Sponsor COWlcil President at the request of the COWlty Executive, was
introduced on November 25, 2014. A public hearing was held on January 13 and Goverrunent
Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksessions were held on March 19 and September 17.
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 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, as introduced, would take effect on July 1,2015 and apply to a solicitation for a
high dollar value contract issued after July 1,2015.
Bill 61-14 was introduced, the Office of Procurement became a principal office in the Executive Branch
independent of the Department of General Services.