Amendment of PPB Rules Relating to Bids, Proposals, and Purchases from M/WBEs

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Rule changes related to definitions (§ 1 below). This amendment to the Procurement Policy Board Rules (“PPB Rules”) adds a new definition for the term “State-certified M/WBE” to effectuate the rule changes described below. This amendment also clarifies the definition of the term “M/WBE.”

Rule changes related to a Minority or Women-Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) scoring preference applicable to competitive sealed bids (§ 2 below). This amendment to the PPB Rules expands application of the best value competitive sealed bid price preference mechanism to both City and State-certified M/WBEs. This amendment also allows agencies to adjust or suspend this price preference with the approval of the Citywide Chief Procurement Officer (“CCPO”). This amendment exercises authority granted to the City by Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 19 of the Laws of 2018 and codified under New York City Charter Section 311(i)(2).

Rule changes related to an M/WBE scoring preference applicable to competitive sealed proposals (§§ 3-5 below). This amendment to the PPB Rules expands application of the best value competitive sealed proposal point or price preference provisions to both City and State-certified M/WBEs and mandates its usage for both professional and construction-related consulting services. Additionally, this amendment also allows agencies to adjust or suspend this point or price preference with the CCPO’s approval. This amendment exercises authority granted to the City by Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 19 of the Laws of 2018 and codified under New York City Charter Section 311(i)(2).

Rule changes related to expansion of the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Mechanism (§§ 6-7 below). This amendment to the PPB Rules allows agencies to use the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase mechanism to make purchases not in excess of $500,000. This amendment also expands the scope of applicability of the M/WBE Small Purchase mechanism, allowing agencies to use this mechanism to procure construction services as well. This amendment exercises authority granted to the City by Chapter 98 of the Laws of 2019 and codified under New York City Charter Section 311(i)(1).

Public Hearing
Subject: 

The PPB will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule. The public hearing will take place at 12:00 PM on November 12, 2019. The hearing will take place in the Spector Hall hearing room of 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007.

Public Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Contact: 
Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007