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Title: 14 - Buildings and Constructions

Chapter: 30 - Small Business Preference For Public Works Projects

Section: 10 - Purpose

The Board of Supervisors finds that it benefits the County to promote and facilitate the fullest possible participation by all business and individuals in the County\'s affairs. It is also essential that opportunities be provided for full participation in our free enterprise system by small business enterprises. Further, it is the policy of the Board of Supervisors that the County shall aid and assist, to the maximum extent possible, the interests of small business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise and to ensure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts for the County be placed with such enterprises.
 
The purpose of this chapter is to implement a policy that encourages the employment of small businesses as prime contractors and/or subcontractors for County public works projects. This preference is race and gender neutral and designed to enhance contracting opportunities for small businesses. It is the intent of this chapter to promote the development of, and facilitate the inclusion of, small businesses on County public works projects.
(Ord. 2010-004 ยง 1 (part), 2010.)