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File #: 21-0207    Version: 1 Name: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 3/2/2021 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 4/13/2021
Title: REPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020 Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 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 of Cook County 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 Forest Preserves each year. To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. FPDCC Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020 (1)

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REPORT

 

Department:  Department of Finance and Administration 

 

Request:  Refer to Contract Compliance Committee

 

Report Title:  Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020

 

Report Period:  1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

 

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 of Cook County 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 Forest Preserves 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 businesses as set forth under the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances.

 

The Minority and Women-Owned Businesses program accomplishments in FY 2020 include awarded contracts achieved 48% minority and women-owned businesses participation; and 47% of contract payments were made to minority and women-owned businesses either as prime contractors or sub-contractors.

 

The Forest Preserves participated in seven (7) outreach and workshop conferences, many in collaboration with various government entities. 

 

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