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The DC Code: § 2-218.44 Mandatory set-asides of small contracts for small business enterprises.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as provided in § 2-218.45, each agency shall set aside every contract or procurement of $100,000 or less for small business enterprises; provided, that the agency shall not be required to set aside a contract or procurement if the agency determines in writing that there are not at least 2 responsible certified small business enterprises that can provide the services or goods which are the subject of the contract.
b
An agency may refuse to award a contract or procurement set aside under this section, and may thereafter issue the contract or procurement in the open market if the agency determines in writing that the bids for the contract or procurement set aside for a small business enterprise are believed to be 12% or more above the likely price on the open market.

Historical and Statutory

Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2344 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667). Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-33, see notes following § 2-218.01. DC CODE § 2-218.44 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2344, 52 DCR 7503.)