Agenda Item 4A
November 14, 2017
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
November 9, 2017
TO:
FROM:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney½
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SUBJECT:
Introduction:
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility -
Amendments
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility - Amendments, sponsored
by Lead Sponsor Council President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be
introduced on November 14, 2017. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for December 5 at
1:30 p.m.
Bill 37-17 would increase the aggregate dollar amount of County contracts awarded to a
business before the business is no longer eligible for a procurement under the Local Small Business
Reserve Program.
Background
The Local Small Business Reserve Progi:arn (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 could 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.
Under current law, a local small business is no longer eligible for a procurement under the
LSBRP if the business has been awarded $10 million in the aggregate in County contracts and at
least 10 separate contracts, as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, since the Program began
on January 1, 2006. Bill 37-17 would increase the aggregate dollar amount of County contracts a
local small business can receive before "graduating" from the Program.
This packet contains:
Bill 37-17
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
F:\LAW\BILLS\1737 Local Small Business Reserve Program\Intro Memo.Docx
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Agenda Item 4A
November 14, 2017
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
November 9, 2017
TO:
FROM:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney½
I:\
Vq
J
SUBJECT:
Introduction:
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility -
Amendments
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility - Amendments, sponsored
by Lead Sponsor Council President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be
introduced on November 14, 2017. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for December 5 at
1:30 p.m.
Bill 37-17 would increase the aggregate dollar amount of County contracts awarded to a
business before the business is no longer eligible for a procurement under the Local Small Business
Reserve Program.
Background
The Local Small Business Reserve Progi:arn (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 could 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.
Under current law, a local small business is no longer eligible for a procurement under the
LSBRP if the business has been awarded $10 million in the aggregate in County contracts and at
least 10 separate contracts, as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, since the Program began
on January 1, 2006. Bill 37-17 would increase the aggregate dollar amount of County contracts a
local small business can receive before "graduating" from the Program.
This packet contains:
Bill 37-17
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
F:\LAW\BILLS\1737 Local Small Business Reserve Program\Intro Memo.Docx
Circle#
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3
4
5
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