The Purchasing Agent (or designee) will determine whether or not the business has met its “best efforts” pending a review of a written submission from the business. The written submission should explain how the business tried to meet the requirements of the new law and reasons why the requirements were not met.
The new law that has been created for the purpose of enhancing the County’s economic development. CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” creates bidding preferences and participation requirements for County-based businesses and County-based small businesses on certain procurement contracts for goods and services with the County.
The CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” is going to benefit both businesses and residents in Prince George’s County. County-based, County-based small, local MBE’s and out-of-county MBE’s will benefit mainly from increased bonus factors. Residents will benefit mainly from the increase in jobs via the First Source Registry to be maintained by the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation’s Workforce Services Division.