Agenda Item 7
December 5, 2017
MEMO RAND UM
December 1, 2017
H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attor ney~
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility -
Bill 37-17, Local Small Business Reserve Program - Eligibility - Amendments, sponsored by Lead
Sponsor Council President at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on November 14, 2017.
A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession will be scheduled at a later date.
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
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 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
3 7-17 would increase the aggregate dollar amount of County contracts a local small business can receive
before "graduating" from the Program.
Since the Program began in 2006, there have been 2 companies that have "graduated."
2014, Colossal Contractors had received 16 County contracts with a cumulative dollar value of $10.1
June 2017, Highway and Safety Services, Inc. had received 12 contracts with a cumulative
dollar value over $30 million. Bill 37-17 would reinstate Colossal Contractors back into the Program.
Highway and Safety Services, Inc. would remain ineligible for new contracts awarded under the LSBRP
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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