October 15, 2019

County Executive’s Local Business Preference Program Moving Ahead

A program that would give local businesses preference in seeking County contracts is moving ahead. County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposal will be the subject of a worksession tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 before the County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee.

Bill 25-19 would require a 10 percent price preference for a local business bidding on a contract or submitting a proposal under a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a contract awarded by the County.

The legislation seeks to increase the number of local businesses that are awarded County contracts. If enacted, during the seal bid process, the submitted bid of a local business would have its bid price reduce by a factor of 10 percent for the purposes of evaluation and award only.

More about proposed Bill 25-19 can be viewed here.