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File #: Int 2255-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring reporting on participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in city contracts for services during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring reporting on participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in city contracts for services during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require monthly reporting to the Council on participation of minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in services contracts entered into by the City to provide assistance during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The reports would be prepared by the City Chief Procurement Officer in the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, in consultation with the Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity in the Department of Small Business Services. The information in the reports would be disaggregated by agency and Council District, as well as race/ethnicity and gender. Agencies would be required to provide the City Chief Procurement Officer with information necessary to complete the reports.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2255, 2. Int. No. 2255, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 2255

 

By Council Member Cabrera

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring reporting on participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in city contracts for services during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. As used in this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

Agency. The term “agency” has the meaning given such term in paragraph (1) of subdivision c of section 6-129 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

City chief procurement officer. The term “city chief procurement officer” has the meaning given such term in paragraph (7) of subdivision c of section 6-129 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

Contract. The term “contract” has the meaning given such term in paragraph (11) of subdivision c of section 6-129 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

COVID-19 state of emergency. The term “COVID-19 state of emergency” means the state of emergency declared by the mayor's emergency executive order number 98, published March 12, 2020, as extended.

MBE. The term “MBE” means a minority-owned business enterprise certified in accordance with section 1304 of the city Charter.

WBE. The term “WBE” means a women-owned business enterprise certified in accordance with section 1304 of the city Charter.

b. Reports required. No later than the first day of each month, the city chief procurement officer, in consultation with the division of economic and financial opportunity within the department of small business services, shall prepare and submit a report to the speaker of the council on the total number of MBEs and WBEs that obtained, as of the date that is 15 days or earlier before the date of the submission of the report, a contract with the city to provide services necessary to assist city residents as a result of the circumstances of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

c. Information to be included in reports. A report submitted under subdivision b shall include, but not be limited to, information on any contract for the provision or delivery of food necessary to assist city residents as a result of the circumstances of the COVID-19 state of emergency. The information in the reports shall be disaggregated by agency, council district and race/ethnicity and gender. Each report shall include the dollar value of each contract awarded and indicate changes and additions of information from an immediately preceding report submitted pursuant to this local law.

d. Agency information. Each agency shall submit to the city chief procurement officer such information as is necessary for the city chief procurement officer to complete the reports required by subdivision b. The city chief procurement officer shall provide guidance to agencies on means of compliance with this subdivision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law and expires and is deemed repealed 90 days after the date on which the state of emergency declared by the mayor's emergency executive order number 98, published March 12, 2020, as extended, has expired.

 

 

JB

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3/11/21