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In this Article, the following words have the meanings indicated.
Broker means a person that provides goods or services (other than real estate, investment, or insurance sales) on a pass-through basis as:
(a) a supplier of goods who:
(1) does not own, operate, or maintain a place of business in which goods of the general character required under the contract are kept in stock in the regular course of business;
(2) does not regularly assume physical custody or possession of goods of comparable character to those offered to the County; or
(3) exclusively acts as a middleman in the sale of goods to the County; or
(b) a supplier of services who does not regularly maintain the capability, capacity, training, experience, and applicable regulatory licensing to directly perform the principal tasks of a contract with the County and must provide the principal tasks through a subcontract with a third party.
Director means the Director of the Office of Procurement or the Director’s designee.
Local Business means a business, other than a broker, that:
(a) has its principal place of business in the County;
(b) meets criteria established by method 2 regulations; and
(c) is certified by the Director as a Local Business under the provisions of this Article. (2020 L.M.C., ch. 19, § 1.)