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File #: 160679    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/16/2016 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by revising and improving the City's contracting and procurement processes, including by providing for a vendor registry for improved vendor management and information processes, and for certain vendor registration requirements, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green
Indexes: CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Code sections: Title 17 - CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 16067901, As Amended.pdf
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Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by revising and improving the City's contracting and procurement processes, including by providing for a vendor registry for improved vendor management and information processes, and for certain vendor registration requirements, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 17. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT.

CHAPTER 17-100. PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS.

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ยง 17-112. Vendor Registry.

(1) As expeditiously as practicable, the Procurement Commissioner shall create a vendor registry that will consolidate existing vendor records and existing vendor management systems into a single and consistent registry of all vendors seeking City contracts for the purchase of goods and services, including contracts subject to the lowest responsible bidder requirements of Section 8-200 of the Home Rule Charter and non-competitively bid contracts subject to Chapter 17-1400 of this Code.

(a) The vendor registry shall be composed of a publicly accessible database or digital information storage system through which applicants, contractors, vendors and interested parties are able to create a descriptive profile of themselves that they are responsible for keeping current and complete regarding information that is requested by the City as part of its contracting processes. To the extent practicable, the registry:

(.1) Shall have information uploading capabilities via the internet and shall be maintained on the City's official website.

(.2) Will provide, or will facilitate the provision of, electronic notification about City contracting opportunities and contracting-related communications to vendors and interested parties regarding matters of relevance to such vendors and interested parties.

(b) Upon certifica...

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