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File #: 2021-2268    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/3/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/20/2021
Enactment date: 12/20/2021 Enactment #: 66
Effective date: 12/27/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending City Code Section 177A to include certain definitions as they pertain to the scope of review of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC).
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2021-2268 Cover Letter City Code 177A Amendments-converted, 2. Summary 2021-2268

Title

Ordinance amending City Code Section 177A to include certain definitions as they pertain to the scope of review of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC).

 

Body

Whereas, Section 177A of City Code provides the guidelines and operational procedures of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission, and

 

Whereas, said Section 177A is notably vague in defining what contracts fall under the scope of review of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission, and

 

Whereas, certain projects of substantial monetary value may avoid the process of review due to a lack of defined “contracts”, and

 

Whereas, it is in the interest of the City of Pittsburgh and its many vendors to define what contracts shall fall under the scope of review of the Commission.

 

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

 

Section 1.                     City Code Section 177A shall hereby be amended to read:

 

“The purpose and authority of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC) shall be to review and approve all applicable contracts for compliance with Chapter 161 of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, as well as the contractor's compliance with successfully meeting the City of Pittsburgh's policies regarding minority and women business enterprise opportunities, and employment opportunities for minorities and women in municipal government and covered construction and Professional Services as well as other contracts with the City of Pittsburgh and its Authorities.

 

“Contract” shall mean any business agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and any private business entity, including all agreements for one-time projects, all work orders issued under existing contract, all letters of authorization issued under existing contract, and any other binding document that commits City funds.

 

"EORC" or "Commission" - Equal Opportunity Review Commission.

 

"MBE" - Minority Owned Business.”