Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 083617
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File Number: 083617 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-235-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: EXPEDITE PAYMENT TO VENDORS Introduced: 12/16/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/3/2009
Agenda Date: 3/3/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A14
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO EXPEDITE PAYMENTS TO VENDORS AND COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN LIGHT OF CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
Indexes: EXPEDITED PAYMENTS
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/3/2009 11A14 Adopted P
REPORT: Hearing no objection, the Board proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented.

Housing & Community Development Committee 2/11/2009 2A Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. There being no questions or comments, the committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 1/22/2009 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 2/11/2009 2/11/2009

County Attorney 12/16/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 2/5/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO EXPEDITE PAYMENTS TO VENDORS AND COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN LIGHT OF CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County’s Prompt Payment Ordinance, Ordinance No. 94-40 as amended, directs the County to pay its vendors in a prompt and timely manner, and provides for expedited payments to small businesses; and
WHEREAS, the Prompt Payment Ordinance provides that payments are due to vendors meeting contractual obligations within 30 days of receipt of a completed invoice substantiated with proper documentation from small businesses, and within 45 days for all other businesses; and
WHEREAS, under the Ordinance, vendors may under certain circumstances recover interest from the County for late payments at the rate of one percent (1%) per month which shall accrue for a maximum of twelve (12) months; and
WHEREAS, our community is facing one of its most serious economic challenges in the last several decades; and
WHEREAS, in such a time, the role of Community Based Organizations becomes all the more vital as jobs are lost, private-sector donations are harder to come by, and demands on social services increases; and
WHEREAS, on July 1, 2008, this Board passed Resolution No. 774-08, which directed the Mayor or Designee to study the nature of and cause for any problems affecting the County's timely and efficient compensation of community based organizations for goods and/or services provided to the County by such organizations; and
WHEREAS, current economic conditions call for an infusion of funds into the community to help stabilize the economy; and
WHEREAS, the County can do its part by accelerating payments to vendors and contractors who in turn can accelerate payments to subcontractors and employees alike; and
WHEREAS, the County also can assist the local economy accelerating payments to community based organizations,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Directs the Mayor or Designee to develop and implement a plan to expedite payments to vendors and contractors so that they can expedite payments to their subcontractors and employees, and to expedite payments to Community Based Organizations.
Section 2. Directs the Mayor or Designee to provide an implementation strategy and progress report to the Board within thirty (30) days of the date of this resolution.



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