AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DURHAM TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO ESTABLISH A SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY AND TO ENHANCE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY CONTRACTS.
Identical to S 297, filed 3/9/11.
Amends Article 8 of Chapter VI of the Durham Charter, as amended, to authorize Durham to establish a race and gender neutral small business enterprise program to promote small businesses in the Durham Metropolitan Statistical Area and to enhance contract opportunities for small businesses. Allows Durham to define small business enterprise as appropriate for the city's purposes. Allows Durham to establish bid and proposal specifications to enhance small business participation. Provides additional details for bid requirements, the relation to minority and women businesses, as specified, and for consistency with state public policy. Includes a severability clause.
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