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File #: 16-4655    Version: 1 Name: VETERAN’S PREFERENCE AND OUTREACH
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 7/29/2016 In control: Veterans Committee
On agenda: 8/3/2016 Final action: 9/14/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AMENDMENT TO VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AND OUTREACH BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34 Finance Section 236 through Section 34-238 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 34-236. - Eligible veterans' preference established. (a) Veterans' Workplace Preference. The CPO shall give a preference of one percent of the amount of the Contract to a Responsible and Responsive Contractor for a Public Works Contract when such Contractor has committed by affidavit to utilize Eligible Veterans for at least five percent of the hours worked under such Contract. Failure to utilize Eligible Veterans in accordance with the affidavit will result in breach of contract, in addition to any available sanctions or actions the CCD may, within its discretion, recommend that the CPO take with respect to the contractor or subcontractor as specified in Section 34-275. (b) Veteran-owned Business and Service Disabled Veteran-owne...
Sponsors: JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JOHN P. DALEY, STANLEY MOORE, LUIS ARROYO JR, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AMENDMENT TO VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AND OUTREACH

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34 Finance Section 236 through Section 34-238 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:

Sec. 34-236. - Eligible veterans' preference established.

(a) Veterans' Workplace Preference. The CPO shall give a preference of one percent of the amount of the Contract to a Responsible and Responsive Contractor for a Public Works Contract when such Contractor has committed by affidavit to utilize Eligible Veterans for at least five percent of the hours worked under such Contract. Failure to utilize Eligible Veterans in accordance with the affidavit will result in breach of contract, in addition to any available sanctions or actions the CCD may, within its discretion, recommend that the CPO take with respect to the contractor or subcontractor as specified in Section 34-275.

(b) Veteran-owned Business and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Business preference. The CPO shall give a preference of five percent of the amount of the Contract to a Responsible and Responsive VBE or SDVBE. The CPO shall develop procedures for implementation of this Section.

Sec. 34-237. - Veteran-owned businesses.

(a) It is the goal of the County to award each year not less than three percent of its total expenditures for supplies, equipment, goods, and services to VBEs and SDVBEs. The CCD may count toward its three percent yearly goal that portion of all Contracts in which the Contractor subcontracts with a VBE or SDVBE. Each year, The CCD shall submit an annual report to the County Board that shall include, at a minimum, the following for the preceding fiscal year: on all of the following for the immediately preceding 12-month period:

(1) The number of responsible VBEs and SDVBEs that submitted a Bid or proposal;

(2) The number of VBEs and SDVBEs that entered into Contracts, the specific industry or category of goods, services...

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