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File #: 16-3598    Version: Name: MINORITY AND WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 5/31/2016 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 6/8/2016 Final action: 6/29/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT SUBSTITUTE TO ITEM #16-3598 CONTRACT COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE 6/29/2016 ISSUED ON 6/29/2016 (SECOND VERSION OF SUBSTITUTE) BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34, FINANCE, Article IV, PROCUREMENT CODE, Division 8, MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, various sections within Subdivisions I and II of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows: DIVISION 8. - MINORITY- AND WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES Subdivision I. - General Provisions Sec. 34-260. - Short title. This Subdivision shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise General Ordinance. This Subdivision is applicable to all Contracts, except Public Works Contracts which are governed by Subdivision II of this Division 8. Sec. 34-261. - Preface and Findings. (a) The County has heretofore adopted a Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance to ensure that small businesses ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), ROBERT STEELE
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

SUBSTITUTE TO ITEM #16-3598
CONTRACT COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE 6/29/2016
ISSUED ON 6/29/2016 (SECOND VERSION OF SUBSTITUTE)
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34, FINANCE, Article IV, PROCUREMENT CODE, Division 8, MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, various sections within Subdivisions I and II of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows:
DIVISION 8. - MINORITY- AND WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Subdivision I. - General Provisions
Sec. 34-260. - Short title.
This Subdivision shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise General Ordinance. This Subdivision is applicable to all Contracts, except Public Works Contracts which are governed by Subdivision II of this Division 8.
Sec. 34-261. - Preface and Findings.
(a) The County has heretofore adopted a Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance to ensure that small businesses owned by economically disadvantaged minorities y and women's businesses are provided full and equal opportunity to participate in Contracts.
(b) The Supreme Court of the United States in City of Richmond v. Croson, 488 U.S. 469 (1989), has enunciated certain standards which are necessary to maintain effective affirmative action programs in compliance with constitutional requirements.
(c) The County continues to be is committed to implementing an its affirmative action program associated with small businesses owned by economically disadvantaged minorities and women in conformance with the United States Supreme Court's decision in City of Richmond v. Croson and other relevant law.
(d) In furtherance of this commitment, and at the direction of the Board and the President of the Board, supported by County staff , professionals, and consultants, conducted an investigation to determine whether and to what degree (1) there continues to be into the scope of any discrimination in...

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