File #: Int 0136-2022    Version: Name: Requiring agencies to develop and utilize a preferred vendor list to provide community-integrated translation and interpretation services and reporting in relation thereto.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to develop and utilize a preferred vendor list to provide community-integrated translation and interpretation services and reporting in relation thereto
Sponsors: Julie Won, Crystal Hudson, Gale A. Brewer, Sandra Ung, Linda Lee, Rita C. Joseph, Chi A. Ossé, Marjorie Velázquez, James F. Gennaro, Sandy Nurse, Lynn C. Schulman, Julie Menin, Shekar Krishnan, Alexa Avilés, Mercedes Narcisse, Eric Dinowitz, Farah N. Louis, Amanda Farías, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lincoln Restler, Justin L. Brannan, Diana I. Ayala, Erik D. Bottcher, Kevin C. Riley, Carlina Rivera , Shahana K. Hanif, Nantasha M. Williams, Christopher Marte, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Althea V. Stevens, Tiffany Cabán, Shaun Abreu, Keith Powers , Pierina Ana Sanchez, Inna Vernikov, Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 37
Summary: This bill would require agencies to develop a preferred vendor list of providers of community-integrated translation and interpretation services and utilize such list to procure translation and interpretation services that are not in excess of the small purchase limit. It would also require the City Chief Procurement Officer to issue a quarterly report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on agencies’ procurements of translation and interpretation services, including their use of the preferred vendor list.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 136-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 136, 3. Int. No. 136, 4. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022, 7. Proposed Int. No. 136-A - 6/15/22, 8. Committee Report 6/27/22, 9. Hearing Testimony 6/27/22, 10. Hearing Transcript 6/27/22
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3/24/2022*Julie Won City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Julie Won City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 136-A

 

By Council Members Won, Hudson, Brewer, Ung, Lee, Joseph, Ossé, Velázquez, Gennaro, Nurse, Schulman, Menin, Krishnan, Avilés, Narcisse, Dinowitz, Louis, Farías, De La Rosa, Restler, Brannan, Ayala, Bottcher, Riley, Rivera, Hanif, Williams, Marte, Gutiérrez, Salamanca, Stevens, Cabán, Abreu, Powers, Sanchez, Vernikov and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to develop and utilize a preferred vendor list to provide community-integrated translation and interpretation services and reporting in relation thereto

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 6-147 to read as follows:

§ 6-147 Preferred vendor list to provide for community-integrated translation and interpretation services. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Community-integrated translation and interpretation services. The term “community-integrated translation and interpretation services” means translation and interpretation services that community-based organizations provide and does not include telephonic interpretation services.

Covered agency. The term “covered agency” means every city agency that provides direct public services or emergency services.

b. Each covered agency shall develop a preferred vendor list of providers of community-integrated translation and interpretation services for at least 100 languages, including both common and esoteric languages as identified by the office of the language services coordinator, and utilize such list to procure translation and interpretation services not in excess of the small purchase limit provided in section 3-08 of title 9 of the rules of the city of New York.

c. Reporting required. No more than 180 days after the effective date of the local law that

added this section, and quarterly thereafter, the city chief procurement officer shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and publish on the mayor’s office of contract services website a report regarding the city’s procurement of translation and interpretation services during the prior quarter. Such quarterly report shall include the following information regarding procurements for translation and interpretation services, disaggregated by covered agency:

1. The number of procurements for translation and interpretation services, disaggregated by language;

2. The number of small purchase procurements for translation and interpretation services, disaggregated by language;

3. The number of small purchase procurements for translation and interpretation services in which the city used a vendor that appears on a preferred vendor list as required by subdivision b, disaggregated by language;

4. The total dollar value of procurements for translation and interpretation services that utilized telephonic interpretation services;

5. The total dollar value of small purchase procurements that utilized a vendor that appears on a preferred vendor list as required by subdivision b; and

6. The total dollar value of small purchase procurements that did not utilize a vendor that appears on any such preferred vendor list.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the city chief procurement officer shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of any rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3/9/2022