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File #: 17-3217    Version: 1 Name: PERMITTING ESTABLISHED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN MWBE PROGRAM
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 5/4/2017 In control: Contract Compliance Committee
On agenda: 5/10/2017 Final action: 6/7/2017
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PERMITTING ESTABLISHED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN MWBE PROGRAM BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34, Finance, Article IV, Procurement Code, Division 8, Minority- and Woman- Owned Business Enterprises, Subdivision I, General Provisions, Sections 34-263, 34-265, 34-267, 34-272, 34-277, 34-279, and 34-280 of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 34-263. - Definitions. *** Applicant means a person who submits documents and information seeking certification, continued certification, or re-certification as an MBE or WBEPCE to the Office of Contract Compliance. *** Certified firm means a firm that has been accepted by the County as a certified MBE or WBE or Established Business. *** Established Business means a Local Business that is not a Small Business and was certified as an MBE or WBE within the past twelve (12) months: (1) Which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), ROBERT STEELE, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, LUIS ARROYO JR, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

PERMITTING ESTABLISHED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN MWBE PROGRAM

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 34, Finance, Article IV, Procurement Code, Division 8, Minority- and Woman- Owned Business Enterprises, Subdivision I, General Provisions, Sections 34-263, 34-265, 34-267, 34-272, 34-277, 34-279, and 34-280 of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as Follows:


Sec. 34-263. - Definitions.

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Applicant means a person who submits documents and information seeking certification, continued certification, or re-certification as an MBE or WBEPCE to the Office of Contract Compliance.

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Certified firm means a firm that has been accepted by the County as a certified MBE or WBE or Established Business.

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Established Business means a Local Business that is not a Small Business and was certified as an MBE or WBE within the past twelve (12) months:

(1) Which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more Minority Individuals or Women, or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of all classes of the stock of which is owned by one or more such Minority Individuals or Women;

(2) Whose management, policies, major decisions and daily business operations are independently managed and Controlled by one or more such Minority Individuals or Women; and

(3) Which has its principal place of business and a majority of its regular, full-time workforce located within the County's Marketplace.

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Protected Class Enterprise or PCE shall means a business meeting the definition of Minority Business Enterprise, and Women's Business Enterprise, or Established Business as set forth in this section.

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Small Business means a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, pursuant to the business size standards found in 13 CFR Part 121, as related to the nature of the work the Person seeks to perform on Contracts. A Person is not an eligi...

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