Carrboro, NC Awarding Building Construction Contracts to Minority Businesses

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Carrboro, NC, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/24/07

Vote: In Favor - 6 Opposed - 0 Absent - 1

Source File: http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/boa/Minutes/2007/04_24_2007.pdf

Text:

Resolution No. 171/2006-07
MINORITY BUSINESSES IN THE AWARDING OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO N.C.G.S. 143-128.2

WHEREAS, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted Session Law 2001– 496, Senate Bill 914 to enhance and improve the good faith efforts to recruit and select minority businesses for participation in public building construction or repair contracts by adding N.C.G.S. 143-128.2; and

WHEREAS, N.C.G.S. 143-128.2 requires each city, county, or other local public entity to adopt, after notice and a public hearing, an appropriate verifiable percentage goal for participation by minority businesses in the total value of work for building projects costing $300,000 or more; and

WHEREAS, N.C.G.S. 143-128.2(b) requires a public entity awarding a building contract where the total cost equals or exceeds $300,000 to establish, prior to solicitation of bids, good faith efforts that it will take to make it feasible for minority businesses to submit successful bids or proposals for the contracts for building projects; and

WHEREAS, N.C.G.S. 143-128.2(e)(1) requires a public entity awarding a building construction or repair contract where the total cost exceeds $300,000, prior to awarding a contract, to develop and implement a minority business participation outreach plan; and

WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing was duly published in the Chapel Hill Herald on April 15, 2007 and the required public hearing was held on April 24, 2007;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF CARRBORO:

1. With respect to those building projects where the Town of Carrboro is required by G.S. 143-128.2 to have a verifiable percentage goal for participation by minority businesses in the total value of work for such building projects, the town’s verifiable percentage goal shall be 10 percent.

2. The Town of Carrboro shall follow the Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Disadvantaged-owned Outreach Plan and Guidelines for minority business participation in building construction or repair contracts.

3. This resolution shall become effective upon its adoption.

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