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File #: 23-0288    Version: 1 Name: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 3/30/2023 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 4/25/2023 Final action: 6/27/2023
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 2022 Report Period: 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 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 benefiting 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: (Inactive) ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. FPDCC Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2022, 2. 2022 Business Diversity Report Executive Summary

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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 2022

 

Report Period:  1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022

 

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 benefiting 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 2022 include 60% of awarded contracts; and 51% of contract payments were made to minority and women-owned businesses either as prime contractors or sub-contractors.

 

The Forest Preserves participated in eleven (11) outreach and workshop conferences, many in collaboration with various government entities. 

 

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