Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 120590
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File Number: 120590 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Infrastructure and Land Use Committee
File Name: ISSUE A SOLICITATION FOR A DISPARITY STUDY Introduced: 3/23/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE AMENDED #120855 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION FOR A DISPARITY STUDY OF BLACK, HISPANIC, AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN COUNTY CONTRACTING FOR CONTRACTS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT
Indexes: DISPARITY STUDY
  PUBLIC WORKS
  WATER AND SEWER
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 4/11/2012 2B Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2B Amended (Legislative File # 120855).

County Attorney 3/23/2012 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 4/11/2012

County Attorney 3/23/2012 Assigned Oren Rosenthal 3/27/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION FOR A DISPARITY STUDY OF BLACK, HISPANIC, AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN COUNTY CONTRACTING FOR CONTRACTS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT

BODY
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County is a multi-ethnic community; and
WHEREAS, the County is an important economic engine in the growth and development of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the County wishes to continue to ensure equal opportunity to be awarded County contracts for all members of the community; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners desires to obtain information to evaluate the continued equality of opportunity in County contracting and to ensure that no improper disparity exists in the award of County contracts; and
WHEREAS, federal courts reviewing legislation addressing improper disparity in government contracting look at data collected to assess the Constitutionality of such legislation; and
WHEREAS, the County’s failure to collect this information at the time of contracting presented a significant obstacle and an extraordinary cost in the County’s prior defense of its race and gender based contracting programs; and
WHEREAS, on July 7, 2011, this Board adopted Resolution R-564-11 directing the County Mayor or his designee to prepare a report regarding actions taken to address data limitations identified in the March 4, 2005 Pre-Disparity Study conducted by MGT of America, Inc. (“MGT Report”) in an effort to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a study to determine if racial, ethnic or gender disparities exist in County contracting; and
WHEREAS, on January 20, 2012, the County Mayor issued a report stating that “the County adopted policies and implemented operational enhancements to address over 90% of [the identified] data limitations, in whole or in part”; and
WHEREAS, this County is collecting and compiling data relating to primes, subcontractors, awards, payments and bidder information identified by the MGT Report; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to utilize this data to conduct a disparity study of black, Hispanic and women owned business participation in County contracting for contracts issued by the Department of Public Works Waste Management and the Water and Sewer Department,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee is hereby directed create and issue a solicitation for a disparity study of black, Hispanic and women owned business participation in County contracting for contracts issued by the Department of Public Works and Waste Management and the Water and Sewer Department within thirty (30) days of the adoption of this resolution and to recommend the award of a contract resulting from this solicitation within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the adoption of this resolution.



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