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This ordinance specifies municipal purchasing preferences and practices which favor locally owned and operated businesses. It provides definitions and useful language pertaining to local growing practices, government procurement, contracting, and purchasing preferences.
An ordinance encouraging government entities to purchase locally grown food by providing local producers a bid preference depending on whether the producer is local, sustainable, or a combination of both.
This model resolution declares a specific day \'Buy Local Day\' and expresses the city\'s support of local, independent businesses.
The resolution requires Woodbury County and any food service contractors who conduct business with the county to purchase locally produced organic food when a department of Woodbury County serves food in the usual course of business. A contractor may cover unavailable local organic supply through its current procurement practices with preference to be given to local non-organic food products. The resolution requires a single-point-of-contact broker, located in Woodbury County, to interact with food service contractors, for availability, price, quality, presentation and delivery terms for all locally produced organic food.
This ordinance establishes a public purchasing preference for locally-produced goods. This ordinance requires that government and public agencies review their existing purchasing contracts to evaluate the portion of their purchasing portfolios that are produced locally. Moreover, this ordinance establishes purchasing standards and practices that apply to any future contracts entered into by the county or its agents.
This ordinance expands government contracting opportunities to businesses owned by women and minorities as part of New York City\\\'s Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. Specifically, it eliminates the $1 million cap on city contracts, allows M/WBE participation goals to be imposed on professional, standard and construction service contracts, allows for dual certification for firms owned by women of color, does not distinguish between prime and subcontracts for goal setting purposes, and increases monitoring and accountability by requiring quarterly reporting and establishing M/WBEStat, a program loosely modeled on the New York City Police Department\\\'s CompStat Program.
This ordinance encourages the government to procure goods through local businesses with price preferences. Small businesses (those with 35 or fewer employees) receive a 5% price preference in the awarding of city contracts. For services provided through a request-for-proposal process, local small businesses receive a 10% point advantage. Local businesses of all sizes also receive a 2.5% preference, but the city defines a \\\'local\\\' business as any business with a location in Santa Clara County.