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Business Development Reports
Cone of Silence
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), and
- 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/or 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.
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.
Goal Deficit Report
This report lists those firms that have not fulfilled the measures on contracts as approved by the Board of County Commissioners. The Division of Small Business Development (SBD) is responsible for monitoring awarded contracts for compliance with the following programs:
- Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE), § 10-33.02 Code of Miami-Dade County;
- Community Business Enterprise (CBE), § 2-10.4 Code of Miami-Dade County; and the
- Small Business Enterprise (SBE), § 2-126.96.36.199.1 Code of Miami-Dade County.
Pursuant to the ordinances, contractors that fail to achieve the measures on contracts must make up any deficits in measures on future County work. The make-up amount is equal to double the dollar value of the deficiency. These ordinances require make ups be made a condition of any new award.
On June 2, 2009, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 09-41 amending the Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) program, §10-33-02 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, to require a contractor with a pending CSBE make-up to submit a make-up plan and corresponding Schedule of Intent Affidavit (SOI) as part of any bid or proposal submitted for future contracts at the time of bid or proposal submittal.
The SOI must identify all CSBEs to be utilized to meet the first tier subcontractor goal and the trade designation of work each firm will perform in satisfaction of the make-up, in addition to any other goals that may be applicable. A contractor that fails to include the required SOI with its bid or proposal for any future contract shall result in the submittal being deemed nonresponsive.
Living Wage Reports
Living Wage Rate notices for the current and prior years.
Responsible Wages & Benefits Reports
Annual 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.
This report lists the open and closed violations of the County Codes for the Small Business, Wage and 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.
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