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(1) In any bid or proposal, a bidder or proposer subject to this Chapter shall include a certification that the business will comply with the provisions of this Chapter if awarded the contract.
(2) Following the award of a contract subject to this Chapter and prior to execution by the City, the contractor shall certify that its employees have been notified of the employment benefits available to life partners pursuant to this Chapter, and that such employment benefits will actually be available; or that the contractor does not provide employment benefits to the spouses of married employees. A contractor that, under subsection 17-1902(2), is not required to make benefits immediately available to the life partners of employees, shall provide the notice required by this subsection (2) at the time employment benefits become available to life partners of employees.
(3) Every City contract subject to this Chapter shall require the contractor to comply with the requirements of this Chapter. Such contracts shall contain the following terms:
(a) The contractor shall notify its employees of the employment benefits available to life partners pursuant to this Chapter;
(b) Non-compliance by the contractor shall be a material breach. The contract may further specify liquidated damages.
(c) Discrimination or retaliation by the contractor against any employee on account of having claimed a violation of this Chapter shall be a material breach. The contract may further specify liquidated damages.