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File #: Ord 15-60    Version: 1 Name: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 84 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code Pertaining to Establishing a Dollar Threshold for Applicability, Creating a Set-Aside Program for CERT Certified Businesses and Establishing Penalties for Failure to Establish Good Fai
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/2/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 84 of the Administrative Code establishing a dollar threshold for applicability, creating a set-aside program for CERT certified businesses and establishing penalties for failure to establish good faith efforts to establish vendor outreach goals.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Ordinance language, 2. Ordinance Summary
Title
Amending Chapter 84 of the Administrative Code establishing a dollar threshold for applicability, creating a set-aside program for CERT certified businesses and establishing penalties for failure to establish good faith efforts to establish vendor outreach goals.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

Chapter 84 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code shall be amended as follows:
Sec. 84.01. Declaration of Policy and Purpose.
The ordinance is based on and responds to the information and evidence of discrimination against women and minorities documented by the study submitted by BBC Research & Consulting, September 1995, to the City of Saint Paul (City); and the disparity study submitted by the Institute on Race and Poverty, February, 1996, to the City of Saint Paul.; and future disparity studies conducted for a similar purpose as it relates to information and evidence of discrimination against women and minorities. In doing so, this ordinance is intended to remedy and correct the effects of past discrimination in construction, goods, services, and professional services whose effects still burden small business enterprises (SBEs), and minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), and women-owned businesses enterprises (WBEs) in the cCity.
This ordinance will help prevent future discrimination against vendors and contractors who provide goods and services to the cCity, or engage in the completion of construction contracts to which the cCity is or shall be a party. It is intended to further discourage and prevent discrimination on account of race or gender.
It is the policy of the cCity both (a) to attempt to provide a remedy for past underutilization of qualified minority,- and women-owned businesses and economically disadvantaged small businesses SBEs, MBEs, and WBEs, and (b) to prevent ongoing underutilization of such businesses in the cCity's contracting process, by facilitating their participation as vendors to the cCity in...

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