§ 17-1401. Definitions. 136
   (1)   Applicant. A Person who has filed an application to be awarded a Non-Competitively Bid Contract.
   (2)   Business. A Person other than an individual.
   (3)   Candidate.
      (a)   Except as provided in subsection (b), the term "Candidate" shall have the same meaning as in Chapter 20-1000, relating to Campaign Contributions and Expenditures.
      (b)   For purposes of subsections 17-1402(1)(b) and 17-1402(1)(e)(.2), relating to disclosure of Contributions: As defined in Section 1621 of the Pennsylvania Election Code, Act of 1937, June 3, P.L. 1333, 25 P.S. § 3241, as amended from time to time.
   (4)   Charter. The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter.
   (5)   City Agency. Any office, department, board, commission or other agency of the City of Philadelphia.
   (6)   City-Related Agency. All authorities and quasi-public corporations which either: receive appropriations from the City, have entered into continuing contractual or cooperative relationships with the City, or operate under legal authority granted to them by City ordinance.
   (7)   Consultant. Any Person used by an Applicant or Contractor to assist in obtaining a Non-Competitively Bid Contract through direct or indirect communication by such Person with any City Agency or any City officer or employee, if the communication is undertaken by such Person in exchange for, or with the understanding of receiving, payment from the Applicant or Contractor or any other Person; provided, however, that "Consultant" shall not include a full-time employee of the Applicant or Contractor.
   (8)   Contractor. A Person who has entered into a Non-Competitively Bid Contract with a City Agency.
   (9)   Contribution. As defined in the Pennsylvania Election Code, 25 P.S. § 3241; except that "Contribution" shall not include a contribution to a campaign committee with respect to a campaign for federal office, except where the subject of such campaign is also a candidate for, or an incumbent holding, City elective office at the time of the contribution.
   (9.1)   Demographic Data. Statistical information on a group of individuals, aggregated by specific characteristics, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, job title, salary range, length of employment, Philadelphia residence, and such other categories as may be established by regulation. 136.1
   (10)   Financial Assistance. Any grant, loan, tax incentive, bond financing subsidy for land purchase or otherwise, or other form of assistance that is realized by or provided to a Person in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more through the authority or approval of the City, including, but not limited to, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) aid, industrial development bonds, use of the power of eminent domain, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) aid or loans, airport revenue bonds, and Enterprise Zone or similar economic development zone designations (such as Keystone Opportunity Zones, Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones, Keystone Opportunity Improvement Zones, and Economic Development District Zones), but not including any assistance to which a Person is entitled under a law enacted before the Person applied for or requested such assistance.
   (10.1)   Gender Identity. An individual's gender as reported to the employer. 136.2
   (11)   Immediate Family. A spouse or Life Partner residing in the individual's household; and minor dependent children of either or of the individual.
   (12)   Incumbent. An individual who holds an elective City office.
   (13)   Non-Competitively Bid Contract. A contract for the purchase of goods or services to which the City or a City Agency is a party that is not subject to the lowest responsible bidder requirements of Section 8-200 of the Charter, including, but not limited to, a Professional Services Contract, and any renewal of such a contract.
   (14)   Person. An individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, joint venture, or any other legal entity.
   (15)   Political Committee. As defined in the Pennsylvania Election Code, 25 P.S. § 3241.
   (16)   Professional Services Contract. A contract to which the City or a City Agency is a party that is not subject to the lowest competitive bidding requirements of Section 8-200 of the Charter because it involves the rendition of professional services, including any renewal of such a contract (other than a renewal term pursuant to an option to renew contained in an executed contract).
   (17)   Report Date. December 31st of the calendar year immediately preceding the date the application is filed. 136.3
   (18)   Subcontractor. Any person or entity the Applicant engages, or intends to engage, for the specific purpose of performing a portion of the City contract subject to application. 136.4

 

Notes

136
   Amended, Bill No. 050613 (approved December 15, 2005). See note 135 for effective date provisions. Amended, Bill No. 190786-AA (approved December 18, 2019), effective January 1, 2020. Enrolled bill failed to correctly alphabetize and renumber definitions; corrected by Code editor.
136.1
   Added, Bill No. 200590-A (approved January 27, 2021), effective July 1, 2021.
136.2
   Added, Bill No. 200590-A (approved January 27, 2021), effective July 1, 2021.
136.3
   Added, Bill No. 200590-A (approved January 27, 2021), effective July 1, 2021.
136.4
   Added, Bill No. 200590-A (approved January 27, 2021), effective July 1, 2021.