COUNCIL VICE CHAIR WALA BLEGAY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Proposed Measure Provides Right of First Award for Certified County-based Small Businesses
Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq., (District 6), in keeping with a core tenet of the People’s Agenda committed to increasing opportunities for local minority businesses and nonprofits in the County, introduced Council Bill-030-2023 – County Based Business Utilization legislation during Council session on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
Under the measure, certified County-based small businesses will have the right of first award for County procurements at or under $150,000 unless the total invoice exceeds the prevailing market range.
Council Vice Chair Blegay reaffirmed her commitment to supporting the County’s small and minority businesses.
“Many of the County’s certified small and minority businesses are owned and operated by Prince Georgians. These are also the businesses that employ County residents. Small and minority businesses are the engines that drive the local economy and contribute to our growth and prosperity. I am committed to doing everything within my purview to ensure they are provided with opportunities to grow and thrive in the communities where they live.”
CB-030-2023 has been referred to the Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GOFP) committee for legislative review. CLICK HERE for committee meeting schedules and agendas.