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File #: Int 1615-2017    Version: Name: Creation of a subcontractor resource guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: 1/19/2018 Law number: 2018/077
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a subcontractor resource guide
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Vincent J. Gentile, Ben Kallos, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Small Business Services, in consultation with the City Chief Procurement Officer to develop and make available to all contracting agencies a subcontractor resource guide which would provide subcontractors with information about their rights with respect to payment by the contractor and available city services.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1615-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1615, 3. Int. No. 1615, 4. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/22/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/22/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/22/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1615-A - 12/12/17, 9. Hearing Transcript 12/18/17, 10. Committee Report 12/18/17, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-17, 14. Int. No. 1615-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 77, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/22/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Contracts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1615-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Gentile, Kallos and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a subcontractor resource guide

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 6-142 to read as follows:

§ 6-142 Subcontractor resource guide a. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Contracting agency” means a city, county, borough, or other office, position, administration, department, division, bureau, board or commission, or a corporation, institution or agency of government, the expenses of which are paid in whole or in part from the city treasury.

“Contractor” means a person or entity who is a party to a contract with a contracting agency valued in excess of $100,000.

“Subcontractor” means a person or entity who is a party or a proposed party to a contract with a contractor valued in excess of $100,000.

“Department” means the department of small business services.

b. The department, in consultation with the city chief procurement officer, shall develop and make available to all contracting agencies a subcontractor resource guide. Such resource guide shall be in the form of a written document, using plain and simple language, which provides subcontractors with key information on city contracting. Such resource guide may include, but not be limited to, information about the rights of subcontractors with respect to payment by the contractor, available city services to assist subcontractors, and contact information for relevant city agencies. The department shall coordinate with the city chief procurement officer to update such resource guide as necessary and make such resource guide available on the website of the department. 

c. Each contracting agency shall provide a link to the subcontractor resource guide published on the department’s website, as appropriate.

d. The subcontractor resource guide shall serve as an informational document only and nothing in this section or in such document shall be construed to create a cause of action or privity of contract between the agency and the subcontractor, or to constitute a defense in any legal, administrative or other proceeding.

e. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit an agency's authority to cancel or terminate a contract, issue a non-responsibility finding, issue a non-responsiveness finding, deny a person or entity pre-qualification, or otherwise deny a contractor city business.

§2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.  

 

ENB/ARP

LS # 9873

12/7/2017