File #: Int 0328-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars
Sponsors: Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Nantasha M. Williams, Farah N. Louis, Oswald Feliz, Julie Menin, Mercedes Narcisse, Lynn C. Schulman, Chi A. Ossé, Lincoln Restler, Kevin C. Riley, Shaun Abreu, Julie Won, Charles Barron, Crystal Hudson, Amanda Farías
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require that city contractors hire an independent MWBE consultant for every contract over ten million dollars as a way to enhance city procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 328, 2. Int. No. 328, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 328

                     

By Council Members Brooks-Powers, Williams, Louis, Feliz, Menin, Narcisse, Schulman, Ossé, Restler, Riley, Abreu, Won, Barron, Hudson and Farías

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision h of section 6-129 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add new subparagraph g to read as follows: 

(g) For each agency project with a contract budget in excess of ten million dollars and for which minority and women-owned business participation goals have been established pursuant to this section, the contracting agency shall hire an independent consultant with expertise in minority and women-owned business procurement to perform the following functions: (i) assisting the prime contractor in recruiting minority and women-owned businesses for procurement opportunities on such project; (ii) monitoring the prime contractor’s compliance with minority and women-owned business participation goals; and (iii) reporting to the contracting agency on the prime contractor’s performance in meeting minority and women-owned business participation goals. The contracting agency shall make a good faith effort to hire minority and women-owned businesses for such consulting work where the cost is under the applicable non-competitive small purchase limit. The prime contractor shall pay all costs associated with such independent consultant. The mayor’s office of contract services shall report no later than March 1 of each year on how many contracts this requirement applied to, the total dollar value of such contracts, how many consultants were hired, and an assessment of the extent to which this requirement assisted with meeting minority and women-owned business participation goals.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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