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File #: 19-0229    Version: 1 Name: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2017
Type: Report Status: Approved
File created: 4/4/2019 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 4/23/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: REPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2018 Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018 Summary: In July 2012, state legislation authorized the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts. An ordinance establishing the program's parameters and guidelines was passed by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in September 2012. This initiative is significantly benefitting the residents of Cook County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the District each year. To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational contract goals for the participatio...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. FPDCC Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2018

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REPORT

 

Department:  Finance and Administration 

 

Request:  Refer to Contract Compliance Committee

 

Report Title:  Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2018

 

Report Period:  1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018

 

Summary:  In July 2012, state legislation authorized the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts.  An ordinance establishing the program’s parameters and guidelines was passed by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in September 2012. This initiative is significantly benefitting the residents of Cook County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the District each year.

 

To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational contract goals for the participation of minority and women-owned as set forth under the ordinances that comprise the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Municipal Code.

 

The Minority and Women-Owned Businesses program accomplishments in FY 2018 include; awarded contracts achieved 47% minority and women-owned businesses participation; 55% of contract payments were made to minority and women-owned businesses either as prime contractors or sub-contractors.

 

The Forest Preserves participated in 16 outreach and workshop conferences, many in collaboration with various government entities.  Also, in 2018, the Board approved an amendment to the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance to create the Established Business Enterprise Program which allows for weighted program participation as Minority and Women-Owned Businesses grow and graduate from the program.

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