§ 2-8.2. Black Business Enterprise Program  


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  • (1) Title. This section shall be referred to as the Black Business Enterprise Program.

    (2) Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in this section.

    (a) Available or availability means to have, prior to bid submission, the ability to provide goods or services under a contract, by having:

    1. Reasonably estimated, uncommitted capacity;

    2. All necessary licenses, permits, registrations and certifications;

    3. The ability to obtain bonding that is reasonably required consistent with normal industry practice; and

    4. The ability to otherwise meet bid specifications.

    (b) Bid means a quotation, proposal, letter of interest or offer by any bidder in response to any kind of invitation, request or public announcement to submit such quotation, proposal, letter of interest or offer for a contract.

    (c) Bid preference means an amount deducted from the total bid price in order to calculate the bid price to be used to evaluate the bid.

    (d) Bidder means any person, partnership, corporation or other business entity that submits a bid.

    (e) Black means a person who is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States who has origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

    (f) Black business enterprise or BBE means a business that is owned and controlled by one or more Black individuals, has an actual place of business in Miami-Dade County, and is certified in accordance with this section.

    (g) Broker means an individual or business that acts as a contact for the purchase of goods or services from a supplier and transfers funds to a non-BBE in a manner that does not add economic value to the purchase, except where such conduct is normal industry practice.

    (h) Commercially useful function means contractual responsibility for the execution of a distinct element of the work of a contract by a Black business enterprise and the carrying out of its contractual responsibilities by actually performing, managing, and supervising the work involved other than acting as a broker. The determination of whether an activity is a commercially useful function shall include the evaluation of the amount of work subcontracted; normal industry practices; the skills, qualifications, or expertise of the enterprise to perform the work; whether the business owner himself or herself performs, manages, and/or supervises the work involved; and other relevant factors.

    (i) Construction means the building, maintaining, altering, or repairing of a public improvement.

    (j) Contract means an agreement proposed by County or Public Health Trust staff, or approved by the County Commission or Public Health Trust in any of the following classes:

    1. Procurement of goods and services not included in the classes 2, 3, and 4 below;

    2. Construction of a public improvement;

    3. Professional services subject to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and Section 2-10.4 of the Code of Miami-Dade County; or

    4. Other professional services including but not limited to accounting, legal, health care, consulting and management services.

    5. Contract does not mean an agreement to purchase, lease, or rent real property; grant licenses, permits, or franchises; operate concessions; or make grants.

    (k) Goods means any tangible product, material or supply that is not a service.

    (l) Joint venture means an association of two (2) or more persons, partnerships, corporations, other business entities or any combination of the above, at least one of which is a Black business enterprise certified in accordance with this section, that is lawfully established to carry on a single business activity that is limited in scope and duration.

    (m) BBE selection factor means an element specified in bid documents that designates as one criteria for choosing among bids that the bidder is:

    1. A BBE,

    2. A joint venture owned and controlled by a BBE, or

    3. A non-BBE that demonstrates significant utilization of BBEs in accordance with Section 2-8.2(3)(c)3.c. of this section.

    (n) Owned and controlled means a business that is at least fifty-one (51) percent owned by one or more Black individuals or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one (51) percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more Black individuals, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. The determination of whether an owner has demonstrated such control shall include an evaluation of the following:

    1. The owner's experience in the industry in which certification is sought;

    2. The owner's independence in making business policy and day-to-day operational decisions;

    3. The owner's technical competency or knowledge of technical requirements in the industry in which certification is sought; and

    4. Other relevant factors.

    (o) Participation goals means percentage objectives for participation of BBEs in County contracting opportunities based on the percentage of Black businesses in Miami-Dade County as reported by the Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, or its equivalent, and such other relevant factors as the County Commission may establish.

    (p) Project goal means a proportion of a total contract value stated as a percentage to be awarded to BBE's in contracts that create a pool of qualified contractors from which the County selects pool members to perform the work of the contract.

    (q) Registered BBE means a business that has registered with the relevant County agencies to compete for County contracts and has declared by registration for statistical purposes to be Black-owned enterprise, but has declined to be certified or to participate in the BBE program.

    (r) Services means construction, maintenance, alteration, or repair of a public or private improvement or any performance of work offered for public or private consumption that does not consist primarily of goods.

    (s) Set-aside means the designation of a given contract for competition among Black business enterprises.

    (t) Subcontractor goal means a proportion of a total contract value stated as a percentage to be subcontracted to Black business enterprises to perform a commercially useful function.

    (u) Work means the provision of goods or services.

    (3) Program.

    (a) Application. Except where federal or state laws or regulations mandate to the contrary, the provisions of this ordinance shall be applicable to all contracts funded in whole or in part by County funds. The County Manager shall prepare administrative orders, bid and contract documents implementing the provisions of this section. The County Manager by administrative order may exclude classes of contracts, or parts thereof, from application of this section. The words County Manager in this section shall mean the County Manager or his or her designee.

    (b) Participation goals. The County Commission shall set participation goals for BBEs annually with respect to award of County contracts by contract class in relevant market segments.

    1. The County Commission and Public Health Trust shall make every reasonable effort to meet participation goals. They may use the contract measures specified in subsection (c) below only when the County Commission establishes a participation goal for the relevant market segment for the class of contract involved. Participation goals shall be used as guidelines and shall not be construed as a ceiling or floor to BBE participation.

    2. Accomplishment of participation goals shall be based on calculations that include, to the extent data is available,

    a. The total number of contracts awarded to,

    b. The dollar value of any and all contracts awarded to, and

    c. The actual dollars expended by the County and received by certified and registered BBEs as contractors, subcontractors, and joint ventures.

    3. The County Manager shall utilize the Planning Department and other County staff as appropriate to develop, propose and assess the accomplishment of participation goals. The County Manager shall compile this information on a quarterly basis and present it to the Board of County Commissioners, which shall set participation goals at least on an annual basis.

    4. The County Manager shall require County staff to make good faith efforts to meet participation goals, including making such good faith efforts a part of the performance evaluation and management by objectives of every appropriate department director and supervisor.

    (c) Contract measures. Based on recommendations from the County Manager, the County Commission or Public Health Trust may apply the following measures to contracts to address this ordinance's findings of racial discrimination experienced by Black business enterprises:

    1. Set-asides: The County Commission or Public Health Trust may determine it is in its best interest to waive competitive bidding or selection requirements and set-aside a contract for BBEs in accordance with the following:

    a. The County Commission or Public Health Trust shall determine, prior to bid advertisement, that there are at least three (3) available BBEs to perform the set-aside contract; or

    b. The County Commission or Public Health Trust shall determine prior to bid advertisement that there are at least two (2) available BBEs to perform the set-aside contract and the following conditions are met:

    (i) No BBE has been awarded a contract with the County or Public Health Trust for the goods or services to be advertised in the eighteen (18) preceding months; and

    (ii) The Department of Procurement Management has prepared an analysis of the price being offered by the recommended awardee to ensure that it is not excessive.

    c. Joint ventures that are owned and controlled by at least one BBE may bid on set-aside contracts.

    d. Transferring to a non-BBE through subcontracting or otherwise all or part of the actual work of a set-aside contract to a non-BBE is prohibited unless such transfer receives prior approval from the Department of Business and Economic Development as consistent with normal industry practice.

    e. A BBE may compete for contracts that are set-aside under the Women Business Enterprise and Hispanic Business Enterprise Programs if the BBE is also certified in accordance with those programs.

    f. The Review Committee has the authority to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that bonding requirements for a set-aside contract equal to or less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) be waived in accordance with the procedures contained in Administrative Order 3-3, as written and as may be hereafter amended. In all cases where a performance or payment bond is not provided, the following procedures shall be followed:

    (i) At any time prior to final completion of a contract exempted from bond requirements, the County shall not authorize or make payment to the contractor in excess of seventy-five (75) percent of the amount due on the contract on the basis of the work suitably completed and material suitably stored on the site.

    (ii) In case of default by the contractor, the laborers, materialmen, and subcontractors, as defined in Section 713.01 Florida Statutes, making claims for unpaid bills, will be paid from the twenty-five (25) percent retainage on a pro rata basis as follows:

    A. The sum of all claims made shall be divided into each individual claim thereby deriving a percentage value for each claim. The total retainage will then be multiplied by the percentage value and the result shall be the pro rata share of the retainage to be paid to the claimant; however the payment shall not be more than the claim.

    (iii) The final payment of retainage shall not be made until the project has been inspected by the architect/engineer or other person designated by the County for that purpose and until he or she has issued a written certificate that the project has been constructed in accordance with the approved plans, specifications and approved change orders and until the County has accepted the project, and until the contractor has supplied the County with signed and dated statements from all laborers, materialmen, and subcontractors as defined in Section 713.01 Florida Statutes and identified under (v) hereinafter, that they have no claims against the contractor for the work under the contract. Said statements shall identify the project by name and project number.

    (iv) The contractor shall provide evidence in the form of certified copies, that it has placed a notice in the following form, on three (3) occasions, in a local newspaper and has posted such notice in a conspicuous place on the project site.

    "Notice is hereby made to all those concerned and affected that (CONTRACTOR'S NAME) is performing (PROJECT NAME), (PROJECT NUMBER) at (LOCATION). All parties furnishing labor and/or materials to said project are to provide notice of such in writing by certified mail to the (AGENCY) within twenty (20) days of first providing such labor and/or materials."

    (v) The contractor shall provide a certified list of all subcontractors, laborers and material suppliers to the County within thirty (30) days of its receiving its notice to proceed with the work. This list shall be updated thereafter each month with a certified statement that the list and its updates include the names and addresses of all of those subcontractors, laborers, and material suppliers furnishing labor and/or material for the project.

    (vi) The contractor shall provide a written statement with each pay request to the County which indicates how each payment requested will be distributed. This pay request breakdown shall define the disbursement intended for all of the funds requested.

    (vii) When a contractor receives any payment from the County, it shall pay such moneys received to each subcontractor and material supplier in proportion to the percentage of work completed by each subcontractor and supplier at the time of receipt of the payment. If the contractor receives less than full payment, then the contractor shall be required to disburse only the funds received on a pro rata basis with the contractor, subcontractors, and suppliers, each receiving a prorated portion based on the amount due on the payment. If the contractor without reasonable cause fails to make payments required by this section to subcontractors and suppliers within thirty (30) days after the receipt of billing by the subcontractors and suppliers, the contractor shall pay to the subcontractors and suppliers a penalty in the amount of one-half of one (1) percent of the amount due, per day, from the expiration of the period allowed herein for payment. Such penalty shall be in addition to actual payments owed and shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the outstanding balance due. In addition to other fines or penalties, a person found not in compliance with any provision of this subsection may be subject to the sanctions provided for in subsection (f) of this ordinance.

    (viii) The contractor shall provide a written statement with all but the first payment request from each of the subcontractors, laborers and material suppliers indicated in (v), above, that they have in fact received payment as indicated in the preceding statements. In the event any payment is not made as indicated on a prior statement noted in (vi) above, the contractor shall furnish an explanation as to the reasons for such deviation and shall request approval from the County.

    2. Subcontractor and project goals:

    a. The County Commission or Public Health Trust may establish subcontractor or project goals in a contract based on estimates made prior to bid advertisement of the quality, quantity and type of opportunities provided by the contract, and of the availability of at least three BBEs to afford effective competition in providing goods or services under the contract. In instances where there are two (2) available BBEs, the Commission or Trust may apply a subcontractor or project goal where no BBE has participated as a subcontractor to a prime contractor having a contract with the County for the goods or services advertised within the preceding eighteen (18) months. Further, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section of the Code, where a subcontractor or project goal is applied when only two (2) BBEs are available, a bidder who fails to meet the goal may remain eligible for award if the bidder submits written evidence within two (2) business days from bid submission that the prices submitted by BBEs to the bidder were not reasonable compared to those submitted to the bidder by other non-BBE subcontractors. A BBE's bid will be considered reasonably competitive if its bid, for the same scope of work, is within 25 percent of the bid of comparably-sized non-BBE firms. After bid advertisement or other formal public notice, the established subcontractor or project goal may be reduced only with the approval of the County Commission or Public Health Trust.

    b. Bid documents shall require bidders to submit a form at the time of bid submission identifying all BBEs to be utilized to meet the subcontractor goals, the scope of work each will perform, including the goods or services each will provide, and the dollar value of such work. In order to assure at the time of bid submission agreement upon the above information between the bidder and the BBE, bid documents shall also require bidders to submit a form no later than two (2) business days after bid submission confirming such information through signed documents from the BBEs involved. Failure to submit the required forms at the specified time shall render the bid non-responsive. Submission of a defective form shall render the bid voidable.

    c. In contracts with subcontractor or project goals for Women and Hispanic business enterprises, a BBE certified as a Women or Hispanic business enterprise shall be counted towards meeting the goal for one category only. The prime bidder shall declare at bid submission toward which subcontractor goal a business enterprise certified in more than one category shall count.

    d. Bidders whose bids fail to meet a subcontractor goal, in order to remain eligible for award of the contract, must submit evidence, no later than two (2) business days after bid submission, proving enterprises in any category for which a goal is established are not available to afford effective competition in providing goods or services under the contract to meet the goal. Inability of a BBE to obtain bonding at the bidder's request may not be sufficient proof of such BBE's lack of availability.

    e. A successful bidder that is a BBE or a joint venture owned and controlled by a BBE may comply with up to one-half (½) of a subcontractor goal set for the contract by performing work with its own forces.

    f. Bid documents shall provide that expenditures to subcontracting joint ventures shall be counted toward meeting specified goals only when such joint ventures are owned and controlled by at least one BBE.

    g. Bid documents shall provide that (i) only expenditures to subcontracting BBEs for performing a commercially useful function shall be counted toward meeting a subcontractor goal, (ii) expenditures to subcontracting BBEs for acting essentially as a broker to a non-BBE shall not be counted toward meeting a subcontractor goal, and (iii) expenditures to subcontracting BBEs who subcontract work further to non-BBEs shall not be counted toward meeting a specified goal unless such subcontracting receives prior approval from the Department of Business and Economic Development as consistent with normal industry practice.

    h. Bid documents shall allow bidders to challenge or protest a subcontractor or project goal by submitting no later than the time of bid submission the reasons for such challenge or protest in writing to the department responsible for the contract. Such challenges or protests by bidders after the time of bid submission shall not be heard by the County Commission or Public Health Trust.

    3. Bid preferences:

    a. The County Commission or Public Health Trust may authorize a bid preference on contracts which are to be awarded to the responsive and responsible bidder with the lowest price and which are not set-aside. The bid preference shall be used only to evaluate a bid and shall not affect the contract price.

    b. Contracts may give a bid preference in an amount of up to ten (10) percent of the bid price to bidders that:

    i. Are BBEs;

    ii. Are joint ventures; or

    iii. Demonstrate significant utilization of BBEs in their purchases in Miami-Dade County of goods and services as set forth in bid documents or administrative orders.

    c. Bidders that significantly utilize BBEs in their purchases in Miami-Dade County of goods or services in order to receive a bid preference, shall list at the time of bid submission or as may otherwise be specified their purchases in Miami-Dade County of goods and services and their utilization of BBEs in such purchases for the twenty-four-month period prior to bid submission. Purchases in Miami-Dade County of goods and services required by any local, state or federal race-conscious measures shall not be recognized for purposes of calculating bid preferences.

    d. Joint ventures must be approved prior to bid opening to establish the percentage of BBE participation which will be recognized. The BBE member of the joint venture shall perform work, manage the job and take financial risks in proportion to its level of participation in the joint venture. Agreements establishing joint ventures shall be in writing. Bid and contract documents shall require that the portion of the work to be performed by the BBE member of the joint venture be set forth in detail separately from the work to be performed by the non-BBE member.

    4. BBE selection factor. The County Commission or Public Health Trust may authorize the use of a BBE selection factor as one basis for deciding among bids for contracts to be awarded upon criteria in addition to price and not set-aside under Section 2-8.2(3)(c)1.

    a. In bids that assign weights to evaluation or selection criteria, bid documents shall assign a weight of ten (10) percent to the BBE selection factor. In bids that do not assign weights to evaluation or selection criteria, bid documents shall provide that among bidders evaluated to be otherwise substantially equal, the BBE selection factor shall be the deciding factor for award of the bid.

    b. Any committee formed to evaluate a bid with a BBE selection factor shall include a voting representative from the Department of Business and Economic Development.

    (d) Review committee. The County Manager shall establish an administrative procedure for the review of each proposed County contract to which this section applies, including the establishment of a committee to recommend whether race-conscious measures provided in Section 2-8.2(3)(c) above should be applied.

    (e) Certification.

    1. The County Manager shall implement eligibility criteria and procedures for entities to be certified as BBEs.

    a. Such criteria shall set limits on the size of BBEs based on regulations of the Small Business Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce for "small business concerns," presently codified at 13 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 121, Subpart A.

    b. Any BBE that exceeds the size limits established by this subparagraph shall be allowed to retain its certification for one (1) additional year from the date it is formally notified it has exceeded the size limits.

    c. Any such BBE may have its certification extended provided the BBE demonstrates that it continues to experience the kinds of racial discrimination addressed by this section.

    2. The Department of Business and Economic Development shall maintain and publish at least every other week an updated list of BBEs, identifying each listed BBE based on the nature of the goods and/or services the BBE shall be certified to supply.

    3. The Department of Business and Economic Development shall not certify an applicant, shall not recertify a BBE, and shall decertify a BBE that fails to comply with the criteria or procedures for obtaining or maintaining certification. The Department of Business and Economic Development shall have authority to suspend the certification of a BBE during any appeal of a decertification decision.

    4. Certification shall be renewed annually, and must be in effect at the time of bid submission, bid award, and throughout the duration of the contract. BBEs experiencing changes in ownership shall notify the Department of Business and Economic Development within thirty (30) days of the effective date of such changes.

    5. Applicants and certified BBEs must perform a commercially useful function to be eligible for certification or remain certified.

    6. A Black individual, alone or as a member or a group, shall be eligible to have a business certified as a BBE only if a Black owner personally possesses the licenses and satisfies the qualifying requirements established by a board regulating the industry in which certification is sought. A BBE certified on the effective date of this ordinance that is unable to meet these requirements shall be allowed to retain its certification for two (2) years from this date.

    7. A Black individual, alone or as a member of a group, shall own or control only one BBE at a time and shall not own and control another separate business certified under the Women Business Enterprise or Hispanic Business Enterprise Programs.

    8. A Black individual, alone or as a member of a group, and any BBE may not hold more than a twenty-five (25) percent equity ownership in any other BBE in the same or similar line of business. If a non-BBE in the same or similar line of business as an applicant or existing BBE has an equity ownership of such BBE that exceeds twenty-five (25) percent, the applicant or existing BBE shall not be certified. A BBE certified on the effective date of this ordinance that is unable to meet these requirements shall be allowed to retain its certification provided it submits a plan that the Department of Business and Economic Development finds will accomplish within one (1) year of the effective date of this ordinance a bona fide and actual transfer of equity ownership that satisfies these requirements.

    9. The Department of Business and Economic Development may require applicants and BBEs to submit information regarding their business operations, including but not limited to a breakdown of the applicant's or BBE workforce as to race, national origin and gender.

    10. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit a Black individual from being certified under the Hispanic Business Enterprise or the Women Business Enterprise Programs.

    (f) Prompt payment.

    1. The County Manager and the President of the Public Health Trust shall establish administrative procedures requiring that billings from BBEs that have signed contracts with Miami-Dade County or the Public Health Trust be promptly reviewed and payment made on those amounts not in dispute within thirty (30) days of receipt of billing.

    2. Contracts with subcontractor goals shall require that billings from BBEs that are under contract with the successful bidder be promptly reviewed and payment made to such BBEs on those amounts not in dispute within thirty (30) days of receipt by the successful bidder of such billings. Such contracts shall include provisions for subcontracting BBEs to grieve intentional, wrongful delays in payment by the successful bidder to the BBE and for penalties and sanctions for such delays, including debarment.

    (g) Sanctions for contractual violations. Bid and contract documents shall provide that, notwithstanding any other penalties or sanctions provided by law, a bidder's violation of or failure to comply with this section or its implementing administrative orders may result in the imposition of one or more of the following sanctions:

    1. The suspension of any payment or part thereof until such time as the issues concerning compliance are resolved;

    2. Work stoppage;

    3. Termination, suspension, or cancellation of the contract in whole or part;

    4. In the event a bidder or BBE attempts to comply with the provisions of this ordinance through fraud, misrepresentation, or material misstatement, the County shall, whenever practicable, terminate the contract or require the termination or cancellation of the subcontract for the project on which the bidder or BBE committed such acts. In addition, and as a further sanction, the County may impose any of the above-stated sanctions on any other contractor subcontracts the bidder or BBE has on County projects. In each instance, the bidder or BBE shall be responsible for all direct and indirect costs associated with such termination or cancellation including attorney's fees and costs.

    The foregoing notwithstanding, the County Manager shall include language in all prospective contracts containing a BBE goal which provides that, in addition to any other sanction for failure to fulfill the BBE goal requirements for such contract, the contractor's eligibility to receive any future County contract shall be conditioned upon the contractor making up the deficit in BBE participation in such future contract by having BBEs perform work equal to double the dollar value of the deficiency in the BBE goal in the prior contract. The foregoing obligation shall be in addition to any BBE goal otherwise applicable to the future contact.

    (h) Administrative penalties. The County Manager may impose, notwithstanding any other provision of this section, one or more of the following penalties for violation of or noncompliance with this section or its implementing administrative orders and bid documents:

    1. The exclusion from county contracting and subcontracting for a specified period of time, not to exceed three (3) years, of a contractor, its individual officers, its shareholders with significant interests, and its affiliated businesses.

    2. The loss of eligibility to be certified as a BBE for a specified period of time, not to exceed three (3) years, for an applicant or a BBE, its individual officers, its shareholders with significant interests, and its affiliated businesses.

    3. Where a contractor, its individual officers, shareholders with significant interests, or its affiliated businesses, attempts to comply with the provisions of this ordinance through fraud, misrepresentation, or material misstatement, all such individuals and entities participating in the fraud, misrepresentation or material misstatement shall be excluded from County contracting, and BBE certification for a specified period of time, not to exceed five (5) years.

    4. If any individual or corporation, partnership or other entity, or any individual officer, shareholder with significant interests, director or partner of such entity or affiliated business of such entity [participates] in an attempt to comply with the provisions of this ordinance through fraud, misrepresentation, or material misstatement, all such individuals and entities participating in the fraud, misrepresentation or material misstatement shall be excluded from County contracting, subcontracting, and BBE certification, for a specified period of time, not to exceed five (5) years.

    (i) Appeals.

    1. Appeals of decisions made under this ordinance by the Department of Business and Economic Development or designees of the County Manager, other than contractual violations addressed in bid and contract documents, shall be made to the County Manager.

    2. Decisions by the County Manager under this ordinance shall be final unless the County Commission agrees in its sole discretion to review any such decision.

    3. The County Manger shall designate procedures for the investigation, presentation and hearing of appeals.

    (j) County responsibilities. The Department of Business and Economic Development (or other County department designated by the County Manager) shall subject to budgetary constraints:

    1. Provide staff assistance to the Review Committee;

    2. Compile and maintain the data necessary to make the appropriate determinations as to the certification and decertification of BBEs, and to make recommendations for the application of race-conscious measures to a given contract;

    3. Monitor all contracts for which program measures have been applied in terms of contractor and subcontractor compliance with the provisions of this section;

    4. Provide assistance in technical and financial matters including: assistance in increasing the ability to compete effectively on contracts; conduct quarterly seminars on contract management; and assistance in identifying and solving problems on projects;

    5. Review and investigate reports of non-compliance, and make the appropriate recommendations to the County Manager as to penalties to be invoked;

    6. Implement an outreach program to increase the number of certified BBEs; and

    7. Prepare and publish quarterly and annually in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the Black community:

    a. A list of the names of all bidders awarded a contract with subcontractor goals, including the bidder's president or chief executive officer, the total dollar value of the contract, a brief description of the subject matter of the contract, the names of BBEs scheduled to participate on the contract, the dollar amount of the work awarded to such subcontractor BBEs, and any other relevant information;

    b. A list of all certified BBEs awarded set-aside contracts or identified as subcontractors in contracts with subcontractor goals, or selected to meet a project goal, including the BBE's president or chief executive officer, the total dollar value of the contract or subcontract, the number of persons employed by the BBE categorized by race, national origin and gender, and any other relevant information; and

    c. A list of the names of all bidders that significantly utilized BBEs in accordance with Section 2-8.2(3)(c)(3)c., including the bidder's president or chief executive officer, the dollar value of the work demonstrating significant utilization, and any other relevant information.

    8. Prepare an annual report for the Board of County Commissioners including but not limited to an itemization of the number and dollar amounts of contracts to which the provisions of the ordinance have been applied; the number of BBEs benefitting from the program measures, and the amount and value of contracts or subcontract work awarded to BBEs; the actual dollars expended by the County on contracts to which the provisions of the ordinance have been applied; and the percentage of the total number and amount of County contracts so affected. This annual report shall also include an assessment of the progress and related recommendations.

    (k) Program review. The County Commission shall review the Black Business Enterprise Program after receiving the annual report submitted by the Department of Business and Economic Development. In addition, within one year of publication of the "Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises" by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census or its equivalent, the County Commission shall determine whether to continue the race-conscious measures authorized by this ordinance. This review shall be based on materials presented by the County Manager, including the reports prepared by the Department of Business and Economic Development and such other information considered relevant.

(Ord. No. 92-45, §§ 2—4, 6-2-92; Ord. No. 93-106, § 1, 10-19-93; Ord. No. 93-136, § 1, 12-14-93; Ord. No. 94-96, § 2, 5-17-94; Ord. No. 94-97, § 1, 5-17-94; Ord. No. 94-103, § 1, 5-17-94; Ord. No. 02-226, § 1, 11-19-02)

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Ord. No. 92-45, § 6(a), adopted June 2, 1992, repealed former § 2-8.2, relative to procedures to increase participation of Black vendors of commodities and service in County contracts, which derived from Ord No. 84-65, § 1, adopted July 17, 1984. Sections 2—4 of said Ord. No. 92-45 enacted provisions regarding the Black Business Enterprise Program, which have been included herein at the discretion of the editor as a new § 2-8.2.