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File #: Int 1713-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the mayor or the mayor’s designee to consider reports of unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior of contractors during the course of council investigations in evaluating the integrity, performance and capability of such contractors.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Oversight and Investigations
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the mayor or the mayor's designee to consider reports of unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior of contractors during the course of council investigations in evaluating the integrity, performance and capability of such contractors
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The mayor or the mayor’s designated agency evaluates the integrity, performance and capability of entities that seek to contract with the city. This bill would require the mayor or the mayor’s designated agency to consider in such evaluations any reports of the council that such entities demonstrated unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior during the course of a council-conducted investigation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1713, 2. Int. No. 1713, 3. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019

Int. No. 1713

 

By Council Members Torres and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the mayor or the mayor’s designee to consider reports of unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior of contractors during the course of council investigations in evaluating the integrity, performance and capability of such contractors

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 335 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 44 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

a. The mayor may evaluate the integrity, performance, and capability of entities that contract with the city, are seeking to contract with the city, or may seek to contract with the city. The mayor may designate one or more agencies to participate in such efforts. The evaluations of the mayor and any agency designated by the mayor may include conclusions regarding whether the entity should be considered a responsible contractor, and such evaluations shall include consideration of any report made by the council, whether by the committee of the whole or by a standing or special committee, that such entity has been unresponsive, hostile or failed to cooperate with a request for information during the course of an investigation conducted pursuant to section 29. The mayor and any agency designated by the mayor may make such evaluations and conclusions available to agencies and the public through a centralized data base.  

§ 2. Subparagraph (23) of paragraph (i) of subdivision b of section 6-116.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 49 for the year 1992, is amended and a new subparagraph (24) is added to read as follows:

(23) the name and main business address of anyone who the contractor retained, employed or designated to influence the preparation of contract specifications or the solicitation or award of this contract[.];

(24) all reports made by the council pursuant to subdivision a of section 335 of the charter that such contractor or subcontractor has been unresponsive, hostile or failed to cooperate with a request for information during the course of an investigation conducted pursuant to section 29 of the charter.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS #8269 and #8559

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