Agenda Item 23A
May 21, 2015
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 23-15, Contracts - Local Small Business Reserve Program -
Bill 23-15, Contracts - Local Small Business Reserve Program - Amendments, sponsored
by Lead Sponsor Council President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be
introduced on May 21. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
The Bill would:
(1) modify the types of contracts subject to the Local Small Business Reserve
(2) amend the definition of a local small business under the Local Small Business
Reserve Program; and
(3) change the reporting dates.
The Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP) was established by Bill 23-04,
Contracts and Procurement - Local Small Business Reserve Program, effective January 1,2006.
The legislative intent of the program was to enhance the competitiveness of County-based small
businesses by creating a separate defined market in which small businesses will compete against
each other, not against larger firms, for County contracts; broaden the pool of local small vendors
doing business with the County; and encourage the County's economic growth by enhancing the
business climate for local small businesses.
Bill 23-15 would require that a local small business have its principal place of business in
the County instead of generating a significant amount of economic activity in the County in order
participate in the program. The Bill would also eliminate a contract awarded through an
emergency procurement, a .bridge contract, or a cooperative procurement from the types of
contracts eligible for the LSBRP. Finally, the Bill would change the annual reporting date from
September 30 to October 30.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
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