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(a) Each using department must post each planned informal solicitation to purchase goods, services, and construction, with a value greater than $10,000 and less than $100,000, on a County web site for 5 business days before making a purchase or entering into a contract. Each purchase must be made as provided under Section 11B-13.
(b) Each posting must contain:
(1) the name and a brief description of the goods, services, or construction being procured;
(2) the delivery schedule;
(3) contact information for the department employee responsible for the purchasing; and
(4) any other applicable performance requirement.
(c) The Director may waive this posting requirement when a purchase is necessary to meet an imminent threat to public health, welfare, or safety. The Director must keep records on the number of waivers issued and the reason for each waiver, and must report this information to the Director of Economic Development, who must include this information in the annual report on the Local Small Business Reserve Program under Section 11B-69(b). (2005 L.M.C., ch. 3, § 1; 2010 L.M.C., ch. 7, § 1.)
Editor’s note—See County Attorney Opinion dated 8/19/04 analyzing proposed legislation that creates a preference for local businesses in awarding contracts and identifying constitutional concerns.
2005 L.M.C., ch. 3, § 3, amended by 2009 L.M.C., ch. 9, § 2, and further amended by 2012 L.M.C., ch. 20, § 1, states: The Office of Legislative Oversight must begin a review of the Program one year after its implementation begins and must report to the Council about the effectiveness of the Program.