Proposed Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise, and Debarment/Suspension
The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is considering proposed Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise, and Debarment/Suspension and is accepting public comments through Friday, January 11, 2019. Comments may be submitted directly through this website. They may also be emailed to [email protected] or sent via mail to: Office of the Mayor, 100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
The purpose of these regulations is to enhance transparency in the City’s contracting and procurement process, which will allow for greater consistency for both the business community and City agencies. The laws and policies governing procurement and contracting come from different sources and various agencies administer different pieces of the process. In addition to the City’s charter, procurement and contracting are governed by the City Code, Executive Orders, Board of Estimates resolutions, the Green Book (the construction and public works design guidelines), and the Administrative Manual (a collection of internal City policies governing operations). Given all of the different laws, policies, procedures, resolutions, and guidelines for procuring contracts, there is a need for comprehensive regulations, which incorporate all of the information into a single document. Other jurisdictions in Maryland already have such regulations. By having these regulations, contractors and vendors will be able to easily identify the process and standards by which bids or proposals are considered and evaluated. This will be especially impactful on smaller vendors who may not have the resources to effectively navigate the City’s complex procurement processes.
Two resolutions are also proposed as they relate directly to the procurement regulations. These resolutions pertain to professional services contracts and non-competitive procurements.
Click here to view proposed Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise, and Debarment/Suspension
Click here to view Proposed City of Baltimore Resolution Relating to Non-Architectural or Engineering Professional Services and
Click here to view Proposed City of Baltimore Resolution Relating to Non-Competitive Procurements.