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Title: 14 - Buildings and Constructions

Chapter: 30 - Small Business Preference For Public Works Projects

Section: 70 - Small business preference for public works projects

A.   In order to facilitate the participation of small businesses in County contracts for
public works projects, the County shall provide for small business preferences
in such contracts where responsibility and quality are equal.
 
B.   In solicitations where an award is to be made to the lowest responsible bidder, the
preference to the small business shall be 5% of the bid of the lowest responsible
bidder who meets all the required bid specifications and who is not a certified small
business.
 
C.   The Small business preference shall apply to solicitations for bids in accordance with
the formal bidding procedures set forth in the Public Contract Code or the informal
bidding procedures established in Chapter 2.33.085 of this Code.
 
D.   The small business preference shall also apply to all purchases and contracts entered
into by the Purchasing Agent as authorized in section 2.33 of the County Code.
 
E.   In order for a business to claim the SB preference, the business mush request the
preference in the solicitation response.
(Ord. 2010-004 ยง 1 (part), 2010.)