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File #: BL2021-676    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 3/9/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: An ordinance amending Title 4 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the membership of the Procurement Standards Board and certain contract requirements.
Sponsors: Sandra Sepulveda, Delishia Porterfield, Russ Bradford, Joy Styles, Dave Rosenberg, Kyonzte Toombs, Tanaka Vercher, Zulfat Suara, Brandon Taylor, Freddie OConnell, Jennifer Gamble, Emily Benedict, Nancy VanReece, Sharon Hurt, Zach Young, Colby Sledge, Antoinette Lee, Sean Parker, Gloria Hausser, John Rutherford, Ginny Welsch, Bob Nash, Brett Withers, Angie Henderson
Attachments: 1. BL2021-676 Substitute
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An ordinance amending Title 4 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the membership of the Procurement Standards Board and certain contract requirements.

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WHEREAS, recent examples of informal subcontracting practices in the private sector demonstrate that the Metropolitan Government, when contracting for certain work in the public sector, may incur substantial risk of liability if awardees similarly fail to follow transparent subcontracting standards; and
WHEREAS, the death of 16-year old Gustavo Ramirez demonstrates that certain practices in the construction industry place the workers in Nashville and Davidson County at risk for serious injury and death; and
WHEREAS, Nashville and Davidson County are now experiencing a shortage of adequately trained, skilled craft laborers, diminishing the Metropolitan Government's ability to maintain public infrastructure and carry out public works in a safe, efficient and workmanlike manner; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government to ensure quality work performed pursuant to publicly procured contracts in order to minimize liability due to employment and safety violations of contracting parties.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. Section 4.08.010 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting subsection B. in its entirety and substituting with the following new subsection B.:
B. Membership of the standards board. The standards board shall be composed of seven members as follows:
1. The director of finance of metropolitan government, who shall serve as chairperson of the board, and who may be represented by a designee;
2. The director of law of metropolitan government, who may be represented by a designee;
3.The head of another department of the metropolitan government, to be appointed to the board by the mayor;
4.One (1) outside member, not an employee or elected official of the metrop...

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