This bill would require the mayor to establish and maintain a public online database to contain certain information for every agency procurement that exceeds the small purchase limits. This information includes applicable requests for proposals or public notices, submitted responses, and details about the awarded contract (such as the name of the contractor, term of the contract, and dollar amount of the contract).
Int. No. 1208
By Council Member Kallos
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of a centralized procurement database.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title six of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 6-142 to read as follows:
§6-142 Public procurement database. a. For the purposes of this section, “agency” means a city, county, borough, or other office, position, administration, department, division, bureau, board or commission, or a corporation, institution or agency of government, the expenses of which are paid in whole or in part from the city treasury.
b. The mayor shall establish and maintain a public online database that shall contain the following information for every agency procurement exceeding the small purchase limits set forth in section three hundred fourteen in the charter:
(1) the request for bids, request for proposals or other public notice of opportunity to contract with the city;
(2) the bids, proposals, or other responses submitted; and
(3) details regarding the contract awarded, including (i) the name of the selected contractor; (ii) the term of the contract; and (iii) the dollar amount of the contract.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
All contracts must included language which protects the governance rights of the city and treats the procurement as a purchase and not a partnership.