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File #: 16-0189    Version: Name: 1-8-5b Subdivision II Construction Ordinance Amedment
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 4/20/2016 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 6/7/2016 Final action: 6/29/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 1-8-5b Subdivision II Construction Ordinance A. Short Title; Incorporation of Provisions. This subdivision may be known and cited as the "Forest Preserve District of Cook County Public Works Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance". B. Preface and Findings. 1. The findings set forth in Subdivision I Section B of this Section 1-8-5 are incorporated herein by this reference. 2. On July 11, 2012, the Governor of Illinois signed a new law allowing the District to establish provisions to address the underutilization of M/WBEs with respect to construction Contracts. 3. The District seeks to provide a level playing field and equal access for all prime contractors and subcontractors to participate in Public Works Contracts; 4. In the absence of authority to establish the type of provisions referenced via the Program to Public Works Contracts, the District has witnessed a significantly low level of participation by M/WBEs in its Public Works C...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Related files: 21-0166
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

1-8-5b Subdivision II Construction Ordinance

A. Short Title; Incorporation of Provisions. This subdivision may be known and cited as the "Forest Preserve District of Cook County Public Works Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance".
B. Preface and Findings.
1. The findings set forth in Subdivision I Section B of this Section 1-8-5 are incorporated herein by this reference.
2. On July 11, 2012, the Governor of Illinois signed a new law allowing the District to establish provisions to address the underutilization of M/WBEs with respect to construction Contracts.
3. The District seeks to provide a level playing field and equal access for all prime contractors and subcontractors to participate in Public Works Contracts;
4. In the absence of authority to establish the type of provisions referenced via the Program to Public Works Contracts, the District has witnessed a significantly low level of participation by M/WBEs in its Public Works Contracts and, thus, the District has been a passive participant in a discriminatory marketplace without the application of M/WBE goals.
C. Policy and Purpose. It is hereby found, determined and declared that the purpose of this Ordinance is to ensure the full and equitable participation of Local Small Businesses owned by Economically Disadvantaged M/WBEs in the District's procurement process as both prime contractors and subcontractors in the District's construction contracts. The District is committed to a policy of preventing discrimination in the award of, or participation in, construction contracts and has recommended appropriate narrowly tailored remedies to address past discrimination and eliminate potential discrimination with respect to District contract awards.
D. Applicability. This subdivision shall apply to all construction contracts funded in whole or in part by District funds, regardless of the sources of other funds; provided that any contract with respect to w...

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