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File #: 20-3073    Version: 1 Name: Colette Holt & Associates, San Antonio, Texas
Type: Contract Status: Approved
File created: 7/1/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Office of Contract Compliance Vendor: Colette Holt & Associates, San Antonio, Texas Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Disparity Study Contract Value: $692,281.00 Contract period: 8/5/2020 - 2/4/2022 Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact: $155,556.00 from FY2020; $466,668.00 from FY 2021; $70,057.00 from FY2022 Accounts: 11000-1490-12140-520830-00000-00000 Contract Number(s): 2003-18290 Concurrences: The contract-specific goal set on this contract was zero. The Chief Procurement Officer concurs. Summary: The Office of Contract Compliance requests authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute a contract with Colette Holt & Associates for a Disparity Study. The Office of Contract Compliance ("Contract Compliance") Disparity Study has a sunset date of June 30, 2021. Contract Compliance is required by Ordinance to perform another Disparity ...
Indexes: EDWARD H. OLIVIERI, Director, Office of Contract Compliance
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PROPOSED CONTRACT

Department(s): Office of Contract Compliance

Vendor: Colette Holt & Associates, San Antonio, Texas

Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute

Good(s) or Service(s): Disparity Study

Contract Value: $692,281.00

Contract period: 8/5/2020 - 2/4/2022

Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact: $155,556.00 from FY2020; $466,668.00 from FY 2021; $70,057.00 from FY2022

Accounts: 11000-1490-12140-520830-00000-00000

Contract Number(s): 2003-18290

Concurrences:
The contract-specific goal set on this contract was zero.

The Chief Procurement Officer concurs.

Summary: The Office of Contract Compliance requests authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute a contract with Colette Holt & Associates for a Disparity Study. The Office of Contract Compliance ("Contract Compliance") Disparity Study has a sunset date of June 30, 2021. Contract Compliance is required by Ordinance to perform another Disparity Study prior to the sunset date. Contract Compliance and the County through the Contract Compliance Committee will review the operation of the County's Minority and Woman Owned Business Program ("Program") and the evidentiary basis for the Program in order to determine whether the County has a continuing compelling interest in remedying discrimination against Minority Business Enterprises ("MBEs") and Women Business Enterprises ("WBEs") in its marketplace, and the permissible scope of any narrowly tailored remedies to redress discrimination against MBEs or WBEs so that the County will not function as a passive participant in a discriminatory marketplace. The law firm of Colette Holt & Associates ("CHA") specializes in conducting Disparity Studies in the United States. CHA has performed the majority of disparity studies for the various governments that serve Cook County and its marketplace. Authorization to enter a sole source contract is requested as CHA is the only vendor wit...

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