LBE Compliance

contract3.jpgThe purpose of San Francisco’s Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Ordinance is to assist small businesses when competing for the award of City contracts. When applicable, the LBE Ordinance provides small CMD-certified businesses with subcontracting opportunities, bid discounts, and various other forms of assistance through a series of legislatively defined programs. In particular, the LBE Ordinance provides CMD-certified businesses with the following forms of assistance:

  • Prime & Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Joint Venture Opportunities
  • Set Asides for participation by LBE certified firms
  • Bonding and Financial Assistance

The Local Business Enterprise Contract Compliance Team:

  • Monitors the solicitation and selection process for fairness
  • Sets LBE participation requirements for Chapter 14B governed contracts
  • Provides informational workshops and individualized technical assistance to bidders, prime contractors, subcontractors, and City staff
  • Assesses bidder and proposer eligibility for bid discounts and bonus ratings
  • Determines pre and post award compliance with Chapter 14B
  • Investigates, mediates and resolves 14B related complaints and disputes including prompt payment issues
  • Issues findings of non-compliance and impose sanctions
  • Tracks and reports Departmental LBE participation  

Applicable City Laws:

button 14B Administrative Code             button 14B Rules and Regulations




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