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File #: 210632    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Economic Opportunity Plans," by establishing new definitions and clarifying the manner in which credit is given for M/W/DSBE participation, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Domb
Indexes: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21063200.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy21063200
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
11/17/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
11/4/20210 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
10/28/20210 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
10/28/20210 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/28/20210 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/25/20210 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/25/20210 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/25/20210 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/24/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Economic Opportunity Plans," by establishing new definitions and clarifying the manner in which credit is given for M/W/DSBE participation, all under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Legislative Findings. The Council finds that:
A. The Code, and any subsequent city regulations, addressing the calculation of minority, woman and disabled business enterprise ("M/W/DBE") participation need to be clarified by allowing for the distinction between a manufacturer, a supplier and a non-stocking supplier/broker of items identified as part of commercially acceptable functions found within Economic Opportunity Plans;
B. The need for this distinction is to prevent an adverse impact to the M/W/DSBE business community whenever meaningful participation in the form of a manufacturer, a supplier or a non-stocking supplier/broker is miscalculated to the detriment of M/W/DSBEs;
C. M/W/DSBEs performing commercially useful work have higher administrative costs of doing business (e.g., wages and benefits for labor, rent or mortgage payments for office and warehouse space, inventory costs, insurance premiums, etc.) than those businesses who act as a pass-thru, thus creating a competitive disadvantage for those M/W/DSBEs;
D. This clarification will advance public trust in the integrity of this program and encourage value-added M/W/DSBE participation which will advance opportunities for M/W/DSBEs to grow as both subcontractors and prime contractors.

SECTION 2. Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:
TITLE 17. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
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CHAPTER 17-1600. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS.
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?17-1601. Definitions.
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(8) Manufacturer - A business that operates or maintains a factory or establishment that produces, on the premises, the materials, supplies, articles, or equipment required under ...

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