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File #: 16-2614    Version: 1 Name: LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Died for Lack of a Second
File created: 4/6/2016 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 5/11/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE WHEREAS, the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6 designates Cook County as a Home Rule Unit of Government; and WHEREAS, Cook County may exercise powers and perform functions as they relate to government, including the authority to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare; and including the power to tax; and WHEREAS, when the revenue generated by Cook County taxes are used in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code, the funds are best used when they are put back into the Cook County economy; and WHEREAS, Cook County businesses are a driving force for employment and economic development in the County; and WHEREAS, spending public dollars with Cook County businesses serves the sound policy of increasing employment, fostering economic development and strengthening the economy of the County; and WHEREAS, expanding the preference given to Cook County businesses helps...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE

 

WHEREAS, the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6 designates Cook County as a Home Rule Unit of Government; and

WHEREAS, Cook County may exercise powers and perform functions as they relate to government, including the authority to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare; and including the power to tax; and

WHEREAS, when the revenue generated by Cook County taxes are used in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code, the funds are best used when they are put back into the Cook County economy; and

WHEREAS, Cook County businesses are a driving force for employment and economic development in the County; and

WHEREAS, spending public dollars with Cook County businesses serves the sound policy of increasing employment, fostering economic development and strengthening the economy of the County; and

WHEREAS, expanding the preference given to Cook County businesses helps to further these policy goals; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners is empowered to make necessary changes to the Procurement Code. 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34 - Finance, Article IV - Procurement Code, Division 6 - Bid Incentives and Preferences, Section 34-230 of the Cook County Code be amended as follows:

Sec. 34-230. - Local business preference; all contracts.

The CPO shall recommend award of the Procurement to the lowest Responsible and Responsive Bidder which is a Local Business, so long as the Bid of such Bidder does not exceed the Bid of the lowest Responsive and Responsible Bidder by more than five percent ten percent; or if the lowest Responsive and Responsible Bidder receives Earned Credit under Secs. 34-234, 34-236. 34-237, or 34-239 the Bid of such Bidder does not exceed the Credited Bid by more than seven and one-half percent.

 

                     

                     Effective date:  This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.

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