Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–218.48. Enforcement and penalties for breach of subcontracting plan.

(a) For any subcontracting plan required by law, the beneficiary shall be deemed to have breached the subcontracting plan for utilization of small or certified business enterprises in the performance of a contract if the beneficiary:

(1) Fails to submit subcontracting plan monitoring or compliance reports or other required subcontracting information in a reasonably timely manner;

(2) Submits a monitoring or compliance report or other required subcontracting information containing a materially false statement; or

(3) Fails to meet the subcontracting requirements pursuant to § 2-218.46.

(b) Repealed.

(c) A contractor that is found to have breached a subcontracting plan for utilization of certified business enterprises shall be subject to the imposition of penalties, including monetary fines, pursuant to §  2-218.63.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2348, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(j), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(j), 57 DCR 1485; May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(c), 57 DCR 3006; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(y), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.12 and § 2-218.75.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207 substituted “certified business enterprises” for “local, small, or disadvantaged businesses” in two places.

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: “The willful breach by a contractor of a subcontracting plan for utilization of certified business enterprises in the performance of a contract, the failure to submit any required subcontracting plan monitoring or compliance report, or the deliberate submission of falsified data may be enforced by the Department through the imposition of penalties, including monetary fines of $15,000 or 5% of the total amount of the work that the contractor was to subcontract to certified business enterprises, whichever is greater, for each such breach, failure, or falsified submission.”

D.C. Law 18-159, in subsec. (a), deleted “or” from the end of par. (1), rewrote par. (2), and added par. (3).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 deleted “willful” preceding “breach” in the section heading; rewrote (a); repealed (b); and in (c), substituted “willfully” preceding “breached” and substituted “fines, pursuant to § 2-218.63” for “fines of $15,000 or 5% of the total amount of the work that the contractor was to subcontract to certified business enterprises, whichever is greater, for each breach.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2348 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(j) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-156, October 18, 2007, 54 DCR 10919).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(j) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-251, January 23, 2008, 55 DCR 1259).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-108, § 4(c), see § 7005 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-108, § 4(c), see § 7005 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-108, § 4(c), see § 7005 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(j) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-96, January 29, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 3403).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-108: Section 4(a) of D.C. Law 20-108 provided that applications pending as of June 10, 2014, shall not be subject to the provisions of the act.

Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 20-108 provided that, except as provided in § 2-218.46(f), contracts existing or pending as of June 10, 2014, shall not be affected by the provisions of the act.

Section 4(c) of D.C. Law 20-108 provided that the act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, as certified by the Chief Financial Officer to the Budget Director of the Council in a certification published by the Council in the District of Columbia Register.

Section 4(c) of D.C. Law 20-108 was repealed by D.C. Law 20-155, § 7005.