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Cone of Silence

The Cone of Silence Report lists all of the contracts affected by the County's Cone of Silence ordinance and show the dates during which the Cone of Silence is to be in effect.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County that a "Cone of Silence" be established on all County competitive selection processes including:

  • Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)
  • Bids for the provision of goods and services

The Cone of Silence prohibits any communication regarding a particular RFP, RFQ or bid solicitation after they have been advertised. This Cone of Silence is designed to protect the professional integrity of the procurement process by shielding it from undue influences prior to the recommendation of contract award.

It establishes a disciplinary and penalty process for those who violate the Cone of Silence.

The Cone of Silence is terminated at the time when the County mayor issues a written recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners, or at the time when the issuing department issues its written recommendation to the mayor when the award is within the mayor's delegated authority.

Contractor Debarment

Small Business Development serves as the coordinator for contractor debarment proceedings in accordance with the Miami-Dade County Code.

The Contractor Debarment Report lists all contractors that have been debarred from participating on County projects either as a prime or a subcontractor. The report includes the names of the debarred firms and officers, the initiating County department, the grounds for debarment, and the debarment period. Contractors are removed from the report upon the expiration of the debarment period. The report is updated as needed.

Compliance Report

This report lists the open and closed violations of the County Codes for the Small Business, Wage and /or Workforce programs issued by Small Business Development (SBD) for non-compliance on a County project in the last three years. If the firm’s name is not listed in the menu, no such violations exist in the last three years. Any questions regarding this report may be directed to SBD’s Contract Monitoring Compliance Section at 305-375-3111.

Living Wage Reports

Living Wage Rate notices for the current and prior years.

Responsible Wages & Benefits Reports

Annual wages and benefits reports that list the appropriate wages and fringe benefits for laborers and mechanics by trade category. Reports can be used to determine the correct wages and benefits required on a contract.