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The DC Code: § 2-218.51 Waiver of subcontracting requirements.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Director may waive the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 pursuant to this section.
b
A contracting officer may request that the Director waive the subcontracting requirements for a particular contract by submitting to the Director with the request for waiver a statement of the reasons that justify a waiver.
c
Repealed.
d
(1) The Director shall approve a waiver of the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 requested by a contracting officer if the Director finds that no qualified business enterprises are available to satisfy the subcontracting requirements.
2
The Director shall waive the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 if the Director finds that a waiver is necessary to achieve the purposes of this subchapter.
e
In addition to a waiver granted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, the Director may grant a waiver or modification of a subcontracting plan requested by the contracting officer if the Director finds that the applicant has made a good faith effort to meet the requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50. In making a good faith determination, the Director shall consider the following factors:
1
Whether the applicant conducted any pre-solicitation or pre-bid conferences to inform certified business enterprises of contracting and subcontracting opportunities;
2
Whether the applicant advertised in general circulation, trade association, and ethnic-focus media concerning the contracting and subcontracting opportunities;
3
Whether the applicant provided written notice to a reasonable number of specific certified business enterprises, in sufficient time to allow certified business enterprises to participate effectively, that their interest in the contract was being solicited;
4
Whether the applicant followed up initial solicitations of interest by conducting negotiations with certified business enterprises;
5
Whether rejections by the applicant of certified business enterprises as being unqualified were based on sound reasoning and thorough investigation of their capabilities;
6
Whether the applicant made efforts to assist interested certified business enterprises in obtaining bonding, lines of credit, or insurance required by the applicant;
7
Whether the applicant effectively used the services of the Commission in recruiting qualified and responsible certified business enterprises;
8
Whether bids submitted by certified business enterprises were excessive or noncompetitive based upon a review of prevailing market conditions; and
9
Any other factors which may be relevant in a particular case.
f
(1) The contracting officer shall provide written notice of the waiver of the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 to the applicant prior to the acceptance of bids or proposals and upon approval of the waiver by the Director.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-191 validated a previously made technical correction. D.C. Law 17-20 repealed subsec. (c); and, in subsec. (d)(2), substituted "Director" for "Commission". Prior to repeal, subsec. (c) read as follows: "(c) The Commission may find that a waiver of the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 for a particular contract are justified in order to achieve the purposes of this subchapter." D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (e), substituted "certified" for "small, local, or disadvantaged". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-96, January 29, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 3403). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2351 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2062(f) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-156, October 18, 2007, 54 DCR 10919). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-251, January 23, 2008, 55 DCR 1259). Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-33, see notes following § 2-218.01. For Law 16-191, see notes following § 2-218.02. For Law 17-20, see notes following § 2-215.24. For Law 17-207, see notes following § 2-218.02. DC CODE § 2-218.51 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2351, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 5(o)(2), 53 DCR 6794; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(f), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(m), 55 DCR 6107.)