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File #: 1970-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2017 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To amend various sections of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Codes regarding Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and to enact additional criteria in Section 329.211 related to the Construction Prequalification process with these changes to be effective January 1, 2018; and to repeal the existing Sections being amended.
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 1970-2017Chapter329asamendedttotheclerk
Explanation

This ordinance amends various sections of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Codes. Specifically as it relates to the City’s environmentally preferable purchasing program and construction pre-qualification. Regarding the construction pre-qualification section, the amended language will add an additional factor that may be used by construction companies to be deemed responsible. The new factor will allow credit if the applicant is a socially responsible business, evidenced by helping displaced workers and/or formally incarcerated persons re-entering the community.

These changes are an acknowledgement by the City of Columbus that the items and services it buys have an inherent social, health, and environmental impact on society. By making these changes, the City is furthering its commitment to its social and environmental responsibilities.

The effective date of these revisions and modernization will be January 1, 2018, to allow sufficient time for the Director of Finance and Management to prepare processes and update relevant documentation.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation.

Title

To amend various sections of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Codes regarding Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and to enact additional criteria in Section 329.211 related to the Construction Prequalification process with these changes to be effective January 1, 2018; and to repeal the existing Sections being amended.



Body

WHEREAS, Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Codes governing the procurement of goods and services for the City of Columbus is in need of revision to better serve the City’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility; and

WHEREAS, it is the shared goal of this Council and the Mayor’s Administration to update Chapter 329 to better acknowledge the City’s said commitment; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance addresses this commitment by ensuring the City purchases environmentally sustainable and safe products; and

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