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(a) The City shall accept bids for goods and/or services in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more from only those persons, partnerships or corporations that are committed to equal opportunity employment of all persons, consistent with Article I, Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution and which has adopted a hiring policy which does not preclude a person with a felony conviction from being considered for employment unless otherwise precluded by State or Federal law.
(b) This section shall apply to all subcontractors holding subcontracts of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more when such subcontractors are a direct and inclusive result of a City purchase or contract of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more.
(c) Any contractor, subcontractor, supplier or vendor which is subject to this section and who employs fifteen or more employees, shall submit equal opportunity employment compliance documentation with their bid or proposal. Such documentation shall substantially conform to forms created by the Purchasing Agent and include, in writing, the contractor's equal employment opportunity policy to allow the City to review personnel policies, selection processes, and record keeping procedures that affect equal employment opportunity. Employment data, practices and policies may be analyzed to determine if these afford equal employment opportunity.
(d) Any contractor, subcontractor, supplier or vendor which is subject to this section and who employs fifteen or more employees, shall submit in writing with its bid or proposal, its hiring policy which shall provide that a felony conviction is not an absolute bar to, or otherwise preclude, possible employment with the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or vendor.
(e) Failure to submit the equal opportunity employment and felony conviction re-entry to employment policy documentation required by this section shall render the bid or proposal non-responsive.
(Ord. 03-07. Passed 4-17-07; Ord. 06-08. Passed 6-3-08; Ord. 04-2015. Passed 9-15-15.)