Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 2. Contracts.


Subchapter I. Bonding Requirement.

Part A. General.

§ 2–201.01. Bonds required from public contractors; amount; waiver.

(a) Before any contract, exceeding $25,000 in amount, for the construction, alteration, or repair of any public building or public work of the District of Columbia is awarded to any person, such person shall furnish to the District of Columbia the following bonds, which shall become binding upon the award of the contract to such person, who is hereinafter designated as “contractor”: (1) A performance bond with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and in such amount as he shall deem adequate, for the protection of the District of Columbia; (2) a payment bond with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Mayor for the protection of all persons supplying labor and material in the prosecution of the work provided for in said contract for the use of each such person. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be not more than $1,000,000, the payment bond shall be in a sum equal to one-half the total amount payable by the terms of the contract. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be more than $1,000,000 and not more than $5,000,000, the said payment bond shall be in a sum equal to 40 per centum of the total amount payable by the terms of the contract. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be more than $5,000,000 the payment bond shall be in the sum of $2,500,000.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Mayor to require a performance bond or other security in addition to those, or in cases other than the cases specified in subsection (a) of this section, or the authority of the Mayor to waive the requirement for performance and payment bonds in such cases as he shall determine.

(c) Any surety bond required by this section shall be executed by a surety certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury to do business pursuant to § 9305 of Title 31, United States Code, or a surety company licensed in the District of Columbia which meets the statutory capital and surplus requirements or as otherwise determined by the Mayor to be appropriate and necessary in the amount for underwriting such bonds.


(Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 628, Pub. L. 90-455, § 1; Aug. 14, 1973, 87 Stat. 305, Pub. L. 93-89, title V, § 501; Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 11(a), 23 DCR 9532b; July 23, 1994, D.C. Law 10-140, § 3, 41 DCR 3053; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 115, 47 DCR 520; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 5, 47 DCR 5846.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1104.

1973 Ed., § 1-804a.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-91, in subsec. (b), substituted “Local Business Opportunity Commission” for “Minority Business Opportunity Commission”.

D.C. Law 13-169, in subsec. (b), substituted “the authority of the Mayor to” for “he, through the District of Columbia Local Business Opportunity Commission, may”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 5 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 5 of Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, Apr. 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).

Editor's Notes

Definitions applicable: Section 6 of the Act of August 3, 1968, Pub. L. 90-445, provided that, as used in that Act, the term “person” and the masculine pronoun would include all persons whether individuals, associations, copartnerships, or corporations.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 2–201.02. Rights of laborers and materialmen to sue on payment bonds; prior notice of claim required in certain cases; time limitations; suit to be brought in name of District.

(a) Every person who has furnished labor or material in the prosecution of the work provided for in such contract, in respect of which a payment bond is furnished under this subchapter and who has not been paid in full therefor before the expiration of a period of 90 days after the day on which the last of the labor was done or performed by him or material was furnished or supplied by him for which such claim is made, shall have the right to sue on such payment bond for the amount, or the balance thereof, unpaid at the time of institution of such suit and to prosecute said action to final judgment and execution for the sum or sums justly due him: Provided, that any person having direct contractual relationship with a subcontractor but no contractual relationship, express or implied, with the contractor furnishing the payment bond, shall have a right of action upon the payment bond upon giving written notice to the contractor within 90 days from the date on which such person did or performed the last of the labor, or furnished or supplied the last of the material for which such claim is made, stating with substantial accuracy the amount claimed and the name of the party to whom the material was furnished or supplied or for whom the labor was done or performed. Such notice shall be served by mailing the same by registered mail, postage prepaid, in an envelope addressed to the contractor at any place he maintains an office or conducts his business, or his residence, or in any manner in which the United States Marshal for the District of Columbia is authorized by law to serve summons.

(b) Every suit instituted under this section shall be brought in the name of the District of Columbia for the use of the person suing, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, irrespective of the amount in controversy in such suit, but no such suit shall be commenced after the expiration of 1 year after the day on which the last of the labor was performed or material was supplied by him. The District of Columbia shall not be liable for the payment of any costs or expenses of any such suit.


(Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 628, Pub. L. 90-455, § 2; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(c)(3).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1105.

1973 Ed., § 1-804b.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 11-921.

Cross References

Superior Court of the District of Columbia, jurisdiction, see § 11-921.

Editor's Notes

Definitions applicable: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-201.01.


§ 2–201.03. Certified copy of bond and contract to be furnished on application of laborers and materialmen; copy prima facie evidence of original.

The Mayor is authorized and directed to furnish, to any person making application therefor who submits an affidavit that he has supplied labor or materials for such work and payment therefor has not been made or that he is being sued on any such bond, a certified copy of such bond and the contract for which it was given, which copy shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, execution, and delivery of the original. Applicants shall pay for such certified copies such fees as the Mayor fixes to cover the cost of preparation thereof.


(Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 628, Pub. L. 90-455, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1106.

1973 Ed., § 1-804c.

Editor's Notes

Definitions applicable: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-201.01.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


Part B. Contracts Less Than a Certain Amount.

§ 2–201.11. Bond not required for contracts less than $25,000.

In all cases where the Mayor of the District of Columbia contracts for work or material involving a sum not exceeding $25,000 it shall not be necessary for said Mayor to require a bond with said contract.


(June 28, 1906, 34 Stat. 546, ch. 3575; June 26, 1912, 37 Stat. 168, ch. 182; Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 629, Pub. L. 90-455, § 4; Aug. 14, 1973, 87 Stat. 305, Pub. L. 93-89, title V, § 501; Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 11(b), 23 DCR 9532b.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1107.

1973 Ed., § 1-805.

Editor's Notes

Definitions applicable: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-201.01.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


Subchapter II. Retents.

§ 2–203.01. Retents.

On all contracts made by the District of Columbia for construction work there shall be withheld, until completion and acceptance of the work, a retent of 10 per centum of the total amount of any payments made thereunder as a guaranty fund that the terms of such contracts shall be strictly and faithfully performed: Provided, however, that whenever 50 per centum of the work required under a contract for construction work has been completed and payments therefor have been made, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, in his sole discretion, may authorize subsequent payments to be made to the contractor without withholding from such subsequent payments 10 per centum thereof as required by this section, or the said Mayor may authorize retention from such subsequent payments of less than 10 per centum thereof, and whenever the work is substantially complete, the Mayor, if he considers the amount retained to be in excess of the amount adequate for the protection of the District of Columbia, at his discretion may release to the contractor all or a portion of such excess amount; and the said Mayor in his sole discretion, may further authorize payment in full, including retained percentages, for each separate building or public work on which the price is stated separately in the contract upon completion and acceptance of such building or work.


(Mar. 3, 1887, 24 Stat. 501, ch. 355; Mar. 31, 1906, 34 Stat. 94, ch. 1356, § 1; Aug. 3, 1949, 63 Stat. 493, ch. 386; Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 629, Pub. L. 90-455, § 5.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1109.

1973 Ed., § 1-807.

Editor's Notes

Definitions applicable: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-201.01.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


Subchapter III. Government Insurance.

§ 2–205.01. Insurance of District property.

After February 25, 1885, property belonging to the District of Columbia may be insured in advance for periods of 5 years or less.


(Feb. 25, 1885, 23 Stat. 313, ch. 145.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1118.

1973 Ed., § 1-816.


§ 2–205.02. Payment of fire insurance.

No District of Columbia appropriation shall be used for the payment of premiums or other cost of fire insurance.


(June 28, 1944, 58 Stat. 533, ch. 300, § 12.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1119.

1973 Ed., § 1-816a.


Subchapter IV. Sewerage Agreements.

§ 2–207.01. Sewerage agreement with Maryland.

For the protection of streams flowing through United States government parks and reservations in the District of Columbia from pollution by sewage discharged therein from sewerage systems of Maryland towns and villages bordering said District, the Mayor is authorized to enter into an agreement with the proper authorities of the State of Maryland for the drainage of such sewerage systems into and through the sewerage system of the District of Columbia; and the said Mayor is further authorized to permit connections of Maryland sewers with the District of Columbia sewerage system at or near the District line whenever, in his judgment, the sanitary conditions of streams flowing into and through such United States government parks and reservations in the District of Columbia are such as to demand the elimination of such pollution: Provided, that all cost of construction of such sewers to and connection with the sewerage system of the District of Columbia shall be paid by the proper authorities of the State of Maryland, and that said State shall enter into such agreement with the Mayor and shall guarantee the protection of the District of Columbia sewerage system from unauthorized connections thereto, and shall reimburse the District of Columbia for the actual cost of pumping and handling such sewerage by annual payments for such service as determined by the Mayor in such agreement; all such sums collected therefor to be paid into the Treasury of the United States through the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue to the credit of the District of Columbia.


(Sept. 1, 1916, 39 Stat. 717, ch. 433, § 9.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1120.

1973 Ed., § 1-817.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 34-2132.

Cross References

Sanitary sewage works, charges to users, see § 34-2132.

Water pollution control, see § 8-103.01 et seq.

References in Text

Pursuant to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s “Notice of Public Interest” published in the April 18, 1997, issue of the District of Columbia Register ( 44 DCR 2345) the Office of Tax and Revenue assumed all of the duties and functions previously performed by the Department of Finance and Revenue, as set forth in Commissioner’s Order 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. This action was made effective January 22, 1997, nunc pro tunc.

Editor's Notes

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: The Office of the Collector of Taxes was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. All functions of the Office of the Collector of Taxes including the functions of all officers, employees and subordinate agencies were transferred to the Director, Department of General Administration by Reorganization Order No. 3, dated August 28, 1952. Reorganization Order No. 20, dated November 10, 1952, transferred the functions of the Collector of Taxes to the Finance Office. The same Order provided for the Office of the Collector of Taxes headed by a Collector in the Finance Office, and abolished the previously existing Office of the Collector of Taxes. Reorganization Order No. 20 was superseded and replaced by Organization Order No. 121, dated December 12, 1957, which provided that the Finance Office (consisting of the Office of the Finance Officer, Property Tax Division, Revenue Division, Treasury Division, Accounting Division, and Data Processing Division) would continue under the direction and control of the Director of General Administration, and that the Treasury Division would perform the function of collecting revenues of the District of Columbia and depositing the same with the Treasurer of the United States. Organization Order No. 121 was revoked by Organization Order No. 3, dated December 13, 1967, Part IVC of which prescribed the functions of the Finance Office within a newly established Department of General Administration. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. Functions of the Finance Office as stated in Part IVC of Organization Order No. 3 were transferred to the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue by Commissioner’s Order No. 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. The collection functions of the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue were transferred to the District of Columbia Treasurer by § 47-316 on March 5, 1981.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 2–207.02. Sewerage agreement with Virginia.

(a) For the protection of the Potomac River and its tributary streams within the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia from pollution by sewage or other liquid wastes originating in Virginia, and for the protection of the health of the residents of the District of Columbia and of the employees of the United States government residing in such metropolitan area, the Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized in his discretion, from time to time, to enter into and renew agreements, for such periods as he deems advisable, with the proper authorities of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including county, municipal, and other governmental units thereof, for the drainage of such sewage or other liquid wastes into the sewerage system of the District of Columbia for treatment and disposal: Provided, that to the extent and in the manner determined by such agreements, the proper authorities of such Commonwealth, county, municipal, or other governmental units shall pay part or all of the costs of construction, expansion, relocation, replacement, repair, maintenance, and operation (including administrative expenses, interest, and amortization) of such sewers and other facilities as may be necessary or appropriate to convey and treat such sewage or other liquid wastes either separately or with sewage or other liquid wastes originating in said District or elsewhere. All payments or reimbursements made to the District of Columbia pursuant to this section and the agreements entered into hereunder shall be made to the Mayor and shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia Sewage Works Fund.

(b) As used in this section, the terms “Mayor of the District of Columbia” and “Mayor” mean the Mayor of the District of Columbia or his designated agents.


(Aug. 21, 1958, 72 Stat. 702, Pub. L. 85-703, §§ 1, 2.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1122.

1973 Ed., § 1-817c.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 34-2132.

Cross References

Sanitary sewage works, charges to users, see § 34-2132.

Water pollution, control of, see § 8-103.01 et seq.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


Subchapter V. Reciprocal Police Mutual Aid Agreements.

§ 2–209.01. Reciprocal police mutual aid agreements — Authorized.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized in his discretion to enter into and renew reciprocal agreements, for such period as he deems advisable, with any county, municipality, or other governmental unit in the States of Maryland and Virginia, in order to establish and carry into effect a plan to provide mutual aid, through the furnishing of policemen and other agents and employees, together with all necessary equipment.


(Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1150, Pub. L. 90-587, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 667, Pub. L. 91-358, title VIII, § 801.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1125.

1973 Ed., § 1-820.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to the District of Columbia Council and to a Commissioner of the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 2–209.02. Reciprocal police mutual aid agreements — Required provisions.

The District of Columbia shall not enter into any such agreement unless the agreement provides that each of the parties to such agreement shall:

(1) Waive any and all claims against all the other parties thereto which may arise out of their activities outside their respective jurisdictions under such agreement;

(2) Indemnify and save harmless the other parties to such agreement from all claims by third parties for property damage or personal injury which may arise out of the activities of the other parties to such agreement outside their respective jurisdictions under such agreement.


(Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1150, Pub. L. 90-587, § 2.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1126.

1973 Ed., § 1-821.


§ 2–209.03. Reciprocal police mutual aid agreements — Personnel benefits.

The policemen and other officers, agents, and employees of the District, when acting hereunder or under other lawful authority beyond the territorial limits of the District, shall have all of the pension, relief, disability, workmen’s compensation, and other benefits enjoyed by them while performing their respective duties within the District of Columbia.


(Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1150, Pub. L. 90-587, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1127.

1973 Ed., § 1-822.


§ 2–209.04. Reciprocal police mutual aid agreements — Supervision of non-District police in District; enforcement of District laws by non-District police.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall be responsible for directing the activities of all policemen and other officers and agents coming into the District pursuant to any such reciprocal agreement, and the Mayor is empowered to authorize all policemen and other officers and agents from outside the District to enforce the laws applicable in the District to the same extent as if they were duly authorized officers and members of the Metropolitan Police force of the District of Columbia.


(Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1150, Pub. L. 90-587, § 4.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1128.

1973 Ed., § 1-823.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to the District of Columbia Council and to a Commissioner of the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


Subchapter VI. Pay-for-Success Contract Authorization.

§ 2–211.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Pay-for-success contract” means a contract between the District and a social service intermediary that establishes outcome-based performance standards for social programs performed by nonprofit service providers and initially funded by private investors through a social impact funding instrument and provides a mechanism by which investors shall receive a return of their investment and earnings thereon only if outcome-based performance standards are met by the social service intermediary.

(2) “Social service intermediary” means an organization that is organized and operated pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3)), or an affiliated legal entity thereof that is so organized and operated and that is capable of entering into a pay-for-success contract with the District that sets forth outcome-based performance standards, contracting with service providers to deliver social services, raising capital to finance the delivery of social services via a social impact funding instrument, and administering the social impact funding instrument by providing ongoing investor relations and project management.

(3) “Social impact funding instrument” means an investment product established by a social service intermediary to raise private investment capital for social programs.


(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 1132, 61 DCR 9990.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of subchapter, see §§ 1132-1134 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) addition of subchapter, see §§ 1132-1134 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) addition of subchapter, see §§ 1132-1134 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).


§ 2–211.02. Authorization of pay-for-success contracts.

Notwithstanding any other law, the Mayor may enter into pay-for-success contracts. Each contract shall include:

(1) A requirement that payment from the District be conditioned on the achievement of specific outcomes based on defined performance targets;

(2) An objective process by which an independent evaluator will determine whether the performance targets have been achieved;

(3) A detailed scope of the social service intermediary’s service under the contract;

(4) A calculation of the amount and timing of payments to the social service intermediary during each year of the contract if performance targets are achieved as determined by the independent evaluator;

(5) A requirement that the social service intermediary create a social impact funding instrument to obtain the funds required for the social program;

(6) A sinking fund requirement under which the Mayor shall request a multiyear appropriation for every fiscal year that the contract is in effect, in an amount equal to the expected payments that the District would ultimately be obligated to pay in the future based upon service provided, if performance targets were achieved pursuant to the terms of the contract;

(7) A process for the District to review payments made by the social service intermediary through reporting requirements pursuant to the contract; and

(8) A determination by the Mayor that the contract will result in significant performance improvements and budgetary savings to the District across all impacted areas if the performance targets are achieved.


(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 1133, 61 DCR 9990.)


§ 2–211.03. Pay-for-Success Contract Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Pay-for-Success Contract Fund (“Fund”) which shall be administered by the Mayor or his or her designee in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Each fiscal year there shall be deposited into the Fund the amount of the annual appropriation estimated to be paid in the next fiscal year for any pay-for-success contract.

(c) The Fund shall be used to fund payments to be made pursuant to pay-for-success contracts. The Chief Financial Officer shall create separate accounts within the Fund for each pay-for-success contract entered into by the District.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund, and interest earned, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 1134, 61 DCR 9990.)


Subchapter VII. Automated Data Processing.

§ 2–213.01. Automatic data processing — Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Automatic data processing” means the use of computers for the dissemination, storage, retrieval, and reporting of information associated with an administrative or managerial function.

(2) “Automated data system” means a set of logically related computer programs designed to accomplish specific objectives or functions.

(3) “Computer” means an electromechanical device capable of accepting information and data, performing logical and arithmetical operations, and reporting the results.

(4) “Hardware” means input and output devices, arithmetic and control circuits, and memory devices.

(5) “Information systems” means a single network or networks of steps for processing information that is associated with a particular operation or a set of related operations.

(6) “Information systems technology” means the applied science associated with the development of networks for the processing of information.

(7) “Software” means the procedures, instructions, code sets, assemblers, compilers, and all other associated supporting processes required to run a computer program on the equipment itself.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-168, § 2, 32 DCR 721.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1134.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary establishment of an Office of the Chief Technology Officer, see § 1412 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-401, July 13, 1998, 45 DCR 4794), and see § 1412 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-564, January 12, 1999, 46 DCR 669).

Section 2101 of D.C. Act 12-564 provided for the application of the act.

Editor's Notes

Establishment of Office of the Chief Technology Officer: Section 1812 of D.C. Law 12-175 established, in the Executive Branch of the government of the District of Columbia, an Office of the Chief Technology Officer under the supervision of a Chief Technology Officer, who shall carry out the functions and authorities assigned to that office.


§ 2–213.02. Automatic data processing — Duties of Mayor.

(a) The Mayor shall:

(1) Provide direction and coordination for the District’s automated data systems, information systems, automated data and word processing resources, and telecommunications systems;

(2) Reduce the duplication of data collection, storage, and reporting;

(3) Ensure, to the maximum extent possible, compatibility of all new acquisitions of automatic data processing related, word processing, and telecommunications equipment with existing equipment and information systems;

(4) Remain abreast of new developments in automatic data processing, word processing, telecommunications, and information systems technology, and the extent to which these developments can benefit the needs of the District;

(5) Perform evaluations and feasibility studies prior to the District’s adoption of new information systems technology to ascertain the costs and benefits that will accrue to the District; and

(6) Establish and maintain an inventory of all data and word processing and telecommunications equipment, including hardware, software, and appropriate documentation for all major information systems.

(b) The Mayor shall establish, maintain, and provide to all departments and agencies under the Mayor:

(1) Consistent policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for the acquisition, utilization, operation, and maintenance of automatic data processing, word processing, and telecommunications equipment and related information systems technology;

(2) Consistent policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for data and information collection, storage and reporting that facilitate the sharing of information among agencies and reduce duplicative efforts;

(3) Scientific and technical advisory services relating to automatic data processing, word processing, telecommunications, automatic data systems, and information systems, including the development of specifications for and the selection of all hardware, software, and the types and configurations of computers and related equipment that are needed;

(4) Consistent policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for the recruitment, classification, and training of persons in positions associated with automatic data processing and information systems technology;

(5) A multiyear comprehensive plan for meeting the needs of the District government regarding automatic data processing and information systems technology;

(6) Consistent policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for the security, protection, and preservation of automated data systems, automatic data processing equipment, and information systems, including contingency or backup plans for disaster and emergency recovery;

(7) Consistent policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for ensuring compatibility in the acquisition of automatic data processing related resources with existing resources and data systems and information systems; and

(8) Consistent standards and requirements for agency audits of all major automated data systems and information systems.

(c) Repealed.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-168, § 3, 32 DCR 721; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 305(a), 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1135.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-168, see Mayor’s Order 86-150, September 1, 1986.


§ 2–213.03. Automatic data processing — Delegation of certain Mayoral authority. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-168, § 4, 32 DCR 721; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 305(b), 44 DCR 1423.)


Subchapter VII-A. Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment.

§ 2–214.01. Establishment of the Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment Program.

(a) There is established the Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment Program (“Program”) within the Department of Small and Local Business Development (“Department”). The Program shall:

(1) Analyze the current state of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women qualifying as Certified Business Enterprises (“CBE”) as that term is defined in subchapter IX-A of this chapter [§ 2-218.01 et seq.], including counting the number of businesses that have applied for CBE certification and the number that have been certified as CBEs since the inception of the CBE program;

(2) Record and track the number of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women that have been awarded government contracts under the procurement process utilized by the District; and

(3) Assess the findings and investigate and recommend ways to encourage businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women to compete in the procurement process utilized by the District.

(b) The Department shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations of the Program to the Chairman of the Council committee with oversight of the Department of Small and Local Business Development ("Committee"). The report shall be submitted to the Committee no later than March 1 of each year and shall include specific steps for implementing the recommendations.

(b-1)(1) In Fiscal Year 2019, the Department shall award a grant, on a competitive basis, in an amount not to exceed $200,000, to a person or entity to conduct a District-based study ("disparity study") to:

(A) Evaluate if there is a specific evidentiary foundation of discrimination against minority and women-owned businesses;

(B) Assess if there are disparities between the availability and utilization of minority and women-owned prime contractors and subcontractors and, if there are, describe and analyze the most-relevant causal factors; and

(C) Determine if there are statistically significant disparities in the utilization of minority and women-owned businesses by prime contractors on government-assisted projects awarded pursuant to § 2-218.46.

(2) The finalized disparity study shall be submitted to the Committee within 270 days after October 30, 2018.

(c) For the purposes of this subchapter, the term “minority” shall include Asian, Pacific Islander, African American or Black, Native American or Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic or Latino.


(Mar. 26, 2008, D.C. Law 17-136, § 2, 55 DCR 1685; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2172, 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2172 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2172 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


§ 2–214.02. Rules.

Within 90 days of March 26, 2008, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of this title, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter. The proposed rules shall be submitted by the Mayor to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding weekends, holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the rules within the 45-day review period, in whole or in part, by resolution, the rules shall be deemed approved.


(Mar. 26, 2008, D.C. Law 17-136, § 3, 55 DCR 1685.)


Subchapter VIII. Local Business Opportunity.

§ 2–215.01. Findings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 2, 23 DCR 9532b; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1141.

1973 Ed., § 1-851.

Mayor's Orders

Establishment of Department of Human Rights and Minority Business Development: See Mayor’s Order 89-247, November 1, 1989.

Redesignation of the Minority Business Opportunity Commission, the Department of Human Rights and Minority Business Development, and the Minority Business Development Administration: See Mayor’s Order 97-169, September 25, 1997 ( 44 DCR 5863).


§ 2–215.02. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 3, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 2, 27 DCR 3280; Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-167, § 2(a), 29 DCR 4983; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1142.

1973 Ed., § 1-852.


§ 2–215.03. District of Columbia Local Business Opportunity Commission  ‐ Established; composition; appointment; term of office; qualifications; vacancies; removal; oath of office; compensation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 4, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 3, 27 DCR 3280; Aug. 1, 1985, D.C. Law 6-15, § 3(a), 32 DCR 3570; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(a), 47 DCR 520; Oct. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-213, § 6, 49 DCR 8140; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(a), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1143.

1973 Ed., § 1-853.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(a), (c) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Editor's Notes

Section 2382(c) of D.C. Law 16-33 provided: “(c) An order, rule, or regulation in effect under a law repealed by this section shall remain in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this subtitle subtitle N of title II, §§ 2301 to 2391, of D.C. Law 16-33 until repealed, amended, or superseded.”.


§ 2–215.04. District of Columbia Local Business Opportunity Commission — Regulations; disclosure of interest in pending measure; meetings; quorum; voting; appointment of Chairperson; staff; records. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 5, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 4, 27 DCR 3280; Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 8, 46 DCR 969; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(b), 47 DCR 520; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(a), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1144.

1973 Ed., § 1-854.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 9 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see § 9 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-39, March 22, 1999, 46 DCR 3019).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(a), (c) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 9 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 9 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

Editor's Notes

Section 2382(c) of D.C. Law 16-33 provided: “(c) An order, rule, or regulation in effect under a law repealed by this section shall remain in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this subtitle subtitle N of title II, §§ 2301 to 2391, of D.C. Law 16-33 until repealed, amended, or superseded.”.


§ 2–215.05. Minority Business Opportunity Commission — Reports. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 6, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 5(a), (b), 27 DCR 3280; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1145.

1973 Ed., § 1-855.


§ 2–215.06. Allocation of agency contracts to local minority enterprises; quarterly agency reports on contracts; Council review of goals. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 7, 23 DCR 9532b; Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-167, § 2(b), 29 DCR 4983; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1146.

1973 Ed., § 1-856.

Transfer of Functions

The functions of the Department of General Services were transferred, in part, to the Department of Public Works by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984, and transferred, in part, to the Department of Administrative Services by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984.


§ 2–215.07. Assistance programs for minority contractors. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 8, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 5(c), 27 DCR 3280; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1147.

1973 Ed., § 1-857.


§ 2–215.08. Certificates of registration. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 9, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 5(d), (e), (f), 27 DCR 3280; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1148.

1973 Ed., § 1-858.


§ 2–215.09. Functions of the Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 10, 23 DCR 9532b; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-91, § 5(g), 27 DCR 3280; Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-167, § 2(c), (d), 29 DCR 4983; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-159, § 11, 32 DCR 30; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1149.

1973 Ed., § 1-859.


§ 2–215.09a. Advance, partial, or progress payments. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 12, 23 DCR 9532b; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 306, 44 DCR 1423; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1150.

1973 Ed., § 1-860.


§ 2–215.10. Rules proposed by Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 12a; as added Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-167, § 2(e), 29 DCR 4983; Aug. 1, 1985, D.C. Law 6-15, § 3(b), 32 DCR 3570; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 117(c), 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1150.1.

Editor's Notes

Proposed rules approved: Pursuant to Resolution 5-387, the “Minority Business Opportunity Commission Rules Approval Resolution of 1983”, effective October 18, 1983, the Council approved the proposed rules of the District of Columbia Minority Business Opportunity Commission transmitted by the Mayor on July 1, 1983.


§ 2–215.11. Severability. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 13, 23 DCR 9532b; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(a), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1151.

1973 Ed., § 1-861.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(a), (c) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Editor's Notes

Section 2382(c) of D.C. Law 16-33 provided: “(c) An order, rule, or regulation in effect under a law repealed by this section shall remain in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this subtitle subtitle N of title II, §§ 2301 to 2391, of D.C. Law 16-33 until repealed, amended, or superseded.”.


Subchapter IX. Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. [Repealed].

§ 2–217.01. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 2, 46 DCR 969; Oct. 14, 1999, D.C. Law 13-49, § 13(a), 46 DCR 5153; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 2(a), 47 DCR 5846; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter II-B 1981 Ed., see §§ 2-9 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Second Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-221, December 29, 1997, 44 DCR 103) and §§ 2-8 and § 10 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-565, January 12, 1999, 46 DCR 700).

For temporary (90-day) addition of subchapter II-B 1981 Ed., see §§ 2 to 7 and 10 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-39, March 22, 1999, 46 DCR 3019).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-136, August 4, 1999, 46 DCR 6794).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-184, November 2, 1999, 46 DCR 9745).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-278, March 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2019).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-72, April 25, 2005, 52 DCR 4577).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b), (c) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-77, April 5, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 2634).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification Temporary Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Law 16-14, July 22, 2005, law notification 52 DCR 7167).

Editor's Notes

Policy on the Participation of Local, Small, & Disadvantaged business Enterprises in Executive Branch Procurements, see Mayor’s Order 2003-14, January 29, 2003 ( 50 DCR 1784).

Section 2382(c) of D.C. Law 16-33 provided: “(c) An order, rule, or regulation in effect under a law repealed by this section shall remain in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this subtitle subtitle N of title II, §§ 2301 to 2391, of D.C. Law 16-33 until repealed, amended, or superseded.”.


§ 2–217.02. District government contracting with local business enterprises; quarterly agency reports on contracts; Council review of goals. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 3, 46 DCR 969; Oct. 14, 1999, D.C. Law 13-49, § 13(b), 46 DCR 5153; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 2(b), 47 DCR 5846; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.2.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of Subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Local, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-598, January 7, 2003, 50 DCR 658).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Local, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program Temporary Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 14-291, April 4, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 5849).

For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 2(b) of Local, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program Temporary Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 14-291, April 4, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 5849).


§ 2–217.03. Assistance programs for local business enterprise contractors, disadvantaged business enterprise contractors, and small business enterprise contractors. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 4, 46 DCR 969; Oct. 14, 1999, D.C. Law 13-49, § 13(c), 46 DCR 5153; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 2(c), 47 DCR 5846; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.3.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-136, August 4, 1999, 46 DCR 6794).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-184, November 2, 1999, 46 DCR 9745).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-278, March 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2019).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-77, April 5, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 2634).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).


§ 2–217.04. Certificate of registration. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 5, 46 DCR 969; Oct. 14, 1999, D.C. Law 13-49, § 13(d), 46 DCR 5153; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 2(d), 47 DCR 5846; Oct 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.4.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of Subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-136, August 4, 1999, 46 DCR 6794).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-184, November 2, 1999, 46 DCR 9745).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-278, March 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2019).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-72, April 25, 2005, 52 DCR 4577).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Blanket Order Blitz Increased Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-77, April 5, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 2634).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification Temporary Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Law 16-14, July 22, 2005, law notification 52 DCR 7167).


§ 2–217.05. Functions of the Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 6, 46 DCR 969; Oct. 14, 1999, D.C. Law 13-49, § 13(e), 46 DCR 5153; Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-169, § 2(e), 47 DCR 5846; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.5.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of Subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-89, June 4, 1999, 46 DCR 5322).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-160, October 18, 1999, 46 DCR 9214).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-342, May 9, 2000, 47 DCR 4666).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-415, August 14, 2000, 47 DCR 7296).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-33, June 24, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 8698).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-216, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3458).


§ 2–217.06. Rules. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 7, 46 DCR 969; Oct 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.6.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


§ 2–217.07. Applicability date. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-268, § 10, 46 DCR 969; Oct 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1153.7.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) addition of subchapter II-B [1981 Ed.], see notes following § 2-217.01.

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2382(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


Subchapter IX-A. Small and Local Business Enterprise Development and Assistance.

Part A. Short Title and Definitions.

§ 2–218.01. Short title.

This subchapter may be cited to as the “Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Act of 2005”.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2301, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(a), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.181, § 2-214.01, § 2-351.01, § 2-352.02, § 2-354.12, § 2-359.07, § 10-801, § 47-4630, and § 47-4635.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “Small and Certified” for “Small, Local and Disadvantaged.”

Emergency Legislation

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).

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(b) 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.


§ 2–218.02. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Agency” means an agency, department, office, board, commission, authority, or other instrumentality of the District government, with or without legal existence separate from that of the District government.

(1A) “Agency contracting officer” means the contracting officer of an agency or government corporation.

(1B) “Beneficiary” means a business enterprise that is the prime contractor or developer on a government-assisted project.

(1C) “Business enterprise” means a business entity organized for profit.

(1D) “Certified business enterprise” means a local business enterprise certified pursuant to part D of this subchapter [§  2-218.31 et seq.].

(1E) “Certified joint venture” means a joint venture certified pursuant to § 2-218.39a.

(1F) “Certified equity participant” means a single-purpose legal entity created to participate in real estate development projects and includes members that are small investors or disadvantaged investors.

(1G) “Commercially useful function” means work performed by a certified business enterprise in a particular transaction that, consistent with industry practices and other relevant considerations, has a necessary and useful role in the transaction. The certified business enterprise shall be responsible for the execution of the work of the contract and carry out its responsibility by actually performing, managing, and supervising the work involved. The certified business enterprise shall be responsible, with respect to materials and supplies used on the contract, for negotiating price, determining quality and quantity, ordering the materials and installing (where applicable) and paying for the material itself.

(2) “Commission” means the District of Columbia Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission, established by § 2-218.21.

(3) “Department” means the Department of Small and Local Business Development, established by § 2-218.11.

(4) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

(5) “Disadvantaged business enterprise” means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.33.

(5A) “Disadvantaged investor” means:

(A) A disadvantaged business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.33; or

(B) A District-domiciled economically disadvantaged individual as determined by regulations promulgated by the Department.

(5B) “District gross receipts” means all income derived from any activity whatsoever from sources within the District, other than income a local business enterprise derives from an ownership or beneficial interest in other local business enterprises, whether compensated in the District or not, before the deduction of any expense whatsoever connected with the production of the income; provided, that the calculation of the income shall not include:

(A) The collection of federal or local taxes on motor vehicle fuel; or

(B) Fees retained by a retail establishment under § 8-102.03(b)(1).

(6) “District of Columbia Supply Schedule” or “DCSS” means the District of Columbia’s multiple award schedule procurement program for providing commercial products or services to District government agencies.

(7) “Economically disadvantaged individual” means an individual whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system is impaired because of diminished opportunities to obtain capital and credit as compared to others in the same line of business where such impairment is related to the individual’s status as socially disadvantaged. An individual is socially disadvantaged if the individual has reason to believe that the individual has been subjected to prejudice or bias because of his or her identity as a member of a group without regard to his or her qualities as an individual.

(8) “Enterprise zone” means:

(A) The area of the District designated as the District of Columbia Enterprise Zone under 26 U.S.C. § 1400); or

(B) An economic development zone designated by the Mayor and approved by the Council pursuant to §§ 6-1501 through 6-1504.

(9) “Expendable budget” means the total appropriated budget of an agency, reduced by such funding sources, object classes, objects, and other items, including any contract, the value of which does not lend itself to performance by a small or certified business enterprise, as shall be identified by the Department through rulemaking.

(9A) “Government-assisted project” means:

(A) A contract executed by an agency on behalf of the District or pursuant to statutory authority that involves District funds or, to the extent not prohibited by federal law, funds that the District administers in accordance with a federal grant or otherwise;

(B) A project funded in whole or in part by District funds;

(C) A project that receives a loan or grant from a District agency;

(D) A project that receives bonds or notes or the proceeds from bonds or notes issued by a District agency, including tax increment financing or payment in lieu of tax bonds or notes, but not including industrial revenue bonds.

(E) A project that receives District tax exemptions or abatements that are specific to the project and not to the nature of the entity undertaking the project, such as a religious institution or nonprofit corporation; or

(F) A development project conducted pursuant to a disposition under § 10-801.

(10) Repealed.

(11) “Joint venture” means a combination of property, capital, efforts, skills, or knowledge of 2 or more persons or businesses to carry out a single project.

(12) “Local business enterprise” means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.31.

(12A) “Local manufacturing business enterprise” means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.39.

(13) “Longtime resident business” means a business enterprise that has been continuously eligible for certification as a local business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.31, for 20 consecutive years, or a small business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.32, for 15 consecutive years.

(13A) “Material change” means a change in a business’:

(A) Ownership;

(B) Address; or

(C) Size, if certified as a small business enterprise as defined in § 2-218.32.

(13B) “Qualified” means a business enterprise deemed by the Department to have the capability to perform the work that has been issued a certificate of registration issued pursuant to this subchapter.

(14) “Regional governmental entity” means an organization that represents the District and surrounding local or state governments.

(15) “Resident-owned business” means a local business enterprise owned by an individual who is, or a majority number of individuals who are, subject to personal income tax solely in the District of Columbia.

(16) “Small business enterprise” means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.32.

(16A) “Small investor” means:

(A) A small business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.32; or

(B) A District-domiciled individual with a net worth that does not exceed the limit set by the Department for investors.

(17) “Veteran-owned business enterprise” means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.38.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2302, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 15, 53 DCR 6794; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-266, § 2(a), 54 DCR 829; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(a), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(a), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(b), 61 DCR 3892; Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-234, § 2(a), 62 DCR 458.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.35, § 2-218.36, § 2-218.37, § 2-218.39a, § 2-351.04, § 10-1601.04, and § 38-2973.04.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207 added pars. (1A) and (1B).

D.C. Law 18-141 added pars. (12A) and (17); and, in par. (15), substituted “subject to personal income tax solely in the District of Columbia” for “subject to personal income tax in the District of Columbia”.

D.C. Law 16-191, in par. (1), substituted “or commission” for “commission, or instrumentality”.

D.C. Law 16-266, in par. (13), inserted “, or a small business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.32, for 15 consecutive years” following “for 20 consecutive years”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote (1); added (1A) and (1B); redesignated former (1A) and (1B) as (1C) and (1D); rewrote (1D); added (1E), (1F), (1G), (5A), (5B), (9A), (13A), and (16A); rewrote (9); repealed (10); substituted “business enterprise as” for “business as” in (12A) and (17); and substituted “business enterprise that” for “business which” in (13).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-234 rewrote (9A)(D); redesignated former (13A) as (13B); and added (13A).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2302 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(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) 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(a) 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) amendment of this section, see § 2 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-379, July 15, 2014, 61 DCR 7793).

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) amendment of this section, see § 2 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-465, Nov. 6, 2014, 61 DCR 11830, 20 STAT 4399).

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(a) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) 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).

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Law 20-150, Dec. 17, 2014, 61 DCR 8318).

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.


Part B. Department of Small and Local Business Development.

§ 2–218.11. Establishment of the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

(a) Pursuant to § 1-204.04(b), there is established, as a subordinate agency, in the Executive Branch of the government of the District of Columbia, the Department of Small and Local Business Development.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2311, 52 DCR 7503.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02 and § 10-833.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2311 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


§ 2–218.12. Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

(a)(1) The Department shall be under the supervision of a Director who shall carry out the functions and authorities assigned to the Department.

(2) The Mayor shall appoint the Director with the advice and consent of the Council.

(b) The Director shall have full authority over the Department and all functions and personnel assigned to the Department, including the power to re-delegate to other employees and officials of the Department such powers and authority as in the judgment of the Director are warranted in the interests of efficiency and sound administration.

(c) The Director shall monitor the accomplishment of the requirements of this subchapter.

(d) Repealed.

(e) Repealed.

(f) Repealed.

(g) The Director shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this subchapter and may impose fines, fees, penalties, and other remedial actions for violations of § 2-218.63 or the regulations promulgated pursuant to this subchapter.

(h) The Director shall establish within the Department, oversee, and administer such divisions, offices, or other units as may be necessary or appropriate to perform the functions and duties of the Department.

(i) The Director may take such other actions as are necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2312, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(b), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(b), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(c), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsecs. (d) and (f), substituted “certified” for “local, small, and disadvantaged”.

D.C. Law 18-141 added subsec. (g).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 deleted “in contracting and procurement performed by any government corporation involved in the development of a commercial ballpark or soccer stadium and in all projects exceeding $10 million in value” from the end of (c); repealed (d), (e), and (f); rewrote (g); and added (h) and (i).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2312 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(b) 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(b) 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(b) 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.


§ 2–218.13. Functions of the Department.

(a)(1) It shall be the goal and responsibility of the Department to stimulate and foster the economic growth and development of businesses based in the District of Columbia, particularly certified business enterprises, with the intended goals of:

(A) Stimulating and expanding the local tax base of the District of Columbia;

(B) Increasing the number of viable employment opportunities for District residents; and

(C) Extending economic prosperity to local business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve.

(2) Through advocacy, business development programs, and technical assistance offerings, the Department shall seek to maximize opportunities for certified business enterprises to participate in:

(A) The District’s contracting and procurement process;

(B) The District’s economic development activities; and

(C) Federal and private sector business opportunities.

(b) The Department shall administer part D of this subchapter except for those responsibilities assigned to another agency by this subchapter or through an order of the Mayor. The Director shall establish procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the programs established pursuant to part D of this subchapter. The Mayor shall not reassign a responsibility specifically assigned to the Department by this subchapter.

(c) Repealed.

(c-1) The Department shall have the authority to issue grants to local businesses (whether or not certified pursuant to this subchapter), community and neighborhood groups or other nonprofit organizations as necessary to effectuate the mission of the Department and the purposes of this subchapter.

(d) Repealed.

(e) The Department, in coordination with the agency contracting officer, shall have the authority, in reviewing participation by certified business enterprises, to disregard participation by a certified business enterprise when that certified business enterprise serves no commercially useful function in the performance of a contract.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2313, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(a), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(c), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(c), 57 DCR 1485; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, §§ 12(a), 13(a), 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(d), 61 DCR 3892; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2182(a)(1), 65 DCR 9388.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-20 rewrote subsecs. (a) and (c)(1).

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (c)(1)(F), substituted “the achievement of the goals set forth in § 2-218.41” for “the achievement of goals related to contracting with, and procuring from, certified business enterprises; in subsec. (c)(1)(G), substituted ”related to contracting with, and procuring from, certified business enterprises“ for ”the achievement of the goals set forth in § 2-218.41“; rewrote subsec. (c)(2); and added subsec. (c-1).

D.C. Law 18-141, in subsec. (c)(1), substituted “Certification” for “Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement,” in the introductory language, substituted “§§ 2-218.22, 2-218.50, and 2-218.53” for “§ 2-218.22” in subpar. (E), and repealed subpars. (F), (G), and (H).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted a colon for the semicolon at the end of the introductory paragraph of (c)(2)(A); and validated previously made technical corrections.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “Functions “ for “Organization and functions” in the section heading; substituted “based in the” for “based in and serving the” in (a)(1); deleted “that occur in the District of Columbia” from the end of (a)(2)(C); repealed (c) and (e); substituted “issue” for “issues” in (c-1); and added (e).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2313 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(b) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2062(a) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) 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(c) 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(b) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) 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).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2061 of D.C. Law 17-20 provided that subtitle G of title II of the act may be cited as the “Department of Small and Local Business Development Amendment Act of 2007”.

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(b) 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.


§ 2–218.14. Transfers from the Office of Local Business Development to the Department.

All positions, personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds available or to be made available to the Office of Local Business Development established by § 2-1205.01 [repealed], are hereby transferred to the Department.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2314, formerly § 2315; as added Apr. 7, 2006, D.C. Law 16-91, § 139, 52 DCR 10637; renumbered Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 48(m), 53 DCR 6794; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2182(a)(2), 65 DCR 9388.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-191, in the credit, renumbered the section designation from § 2315 to § 2314.


§ 2–218.15. Living Wage Certification Program.

(a) There is established a Living Wage Certification Program ("program") within the Department, which shall be administered by an organization selected in accordance with subsection (b) of this section ("administrator") and funded by a grant from the Department, that will certify employers that meet the requirements of the program established by this section and pursuant to this section.

(b) The Department shall:

(1) Select the administrator through the competitive bid process;

(2) Establish the criteria to be eligible for the grant and the selection as administrator; provided, that the administrator shall be a nonprofit organization located in the District;

(3) Issue a request for proposals no later than December 31, 2018; and

(4) Enter into a grant agreement with the bid awardee to serve as administrator in accordance with the requirements of this section.

(c)(1) Under the program, the administrator shall certify an employer that applies for certification and that shows, to the satisfaction of the administrator, that the employer:

(A) Pays its employees, including independent contractors, a living wage;

(B) Commits to paying its employees and independent contractors a living wage for the duration of the certification;

(C) Maintains its primary office in the District;

(D) Possesses a current license pursuant to Chapter 28 of Title 47; and

(E) Certifies that at least a majority of its owners are District residents or that at least a majority of its employees are District residents.

(2) The administrator shall develop criteria to verify that the employer meets each criterion set forth in this subsection.

(d)(1) Certification shall be valid for 3 years.

(2) To maintain certification and obtain recertification, a certified employer must demonstrate that it continues to meet the criteria set forth in subsection (c) of this section.

(3) A certified employer shall have 3 months to increase its employees' wages to match an increase in the living wage mandated under subchapter X-A of this chapter.

(e)(1) The administrator shall maintain a public list of all certified employers.

(2) The administrator shall create a unique logo to designate an employer as certified under this section and shall provide the employer with digital and physical copies of the logo for display and promotional purposes.

(f) The Department may consider combining the list maintained pursuant to subsection (e)(1) of this section with any similar list created under the Made in DC program, established in subchapter IV-B of Chapter 12 of this title.

(g) For the purposes of this section, the term "living wage" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 2-220.02(4).


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2315; as added Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2182(b), 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2182(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2182(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


Part C. District of Columbia Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission.

§ 2–218.21. District of Columbia Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission Establishment; composition; appointment; term of office; qualifications; vacancies; removal; compensation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2321, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(b), 54 DCR 7052; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(e), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01, § 2-218.02, and § 2-1203.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-20, in subsec. (f)(4), deleted “for the certification of joint ventures” following “participate in meetings”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2321 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 § 2062(b) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

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).

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(b) 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.


§ 2–218.22. Functions of the Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2322, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(c), 54 DCR 7052; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(d), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(f), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.13 and § 2-218.75.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-20 rewrote pars. (1) and (2), which had read as follows: “(1) Determine a business enterprise’s or joint venture’s eligibility for certification under part D and review and determine the continued eligibility of business enterprises and joint ventures certified by the Commission; (2) Determine the percentage of the amount of a joint venture which may be attributed toward an agency’s percentage goal; and”

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: “The Commission shall: (1) Hear all requested appeals by business enterprises upon the denial of an application for initial certification, reinstatement, or renewal by the Department; (2) Perform regular and routine aud Department’s certification process through a random review of 5 applications per month; and (3) Repeal and suspend the certification of a business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.63.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2322 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 § 2062(c) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

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).

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(b) 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.


§ 2–218.23. Additional functions of the Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2323, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(d), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(e), 57 DCR 1485.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207 substituted “certified” for “local, small, and disadvantaged”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2323 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(d) 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(d) 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).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) 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).


§ 2–218.24. Record keeping.

(a) Repealed.

(b) The Department shall maintain a register of all applicants for registration showing for each applicant the date of the application, name, qualifications, place of business, place of applicant’s residence, and whether the certificate was granted or denied.

(c) Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2324, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(d), 54 DCR 7052; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(g), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-20, in subsec. (b), substituted “The Department shall and the Commission may” for “the Commission shall”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 repealed (a) and (c); and deleted “and the Commission may” following “Department shall” in (d).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2324 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 § 2062(d) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.25. By-laws and internal rules. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2325, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(e), 55 DCR 6107; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(h), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207 designated par. (1) and added par. (2).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2325 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(e) 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(e) 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(e) 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.


Part D. Programs for Certified Business Enterprises.

Subpart 1. Certified business enterprises.

§ 2–218.31. Local business enterprises.

A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a local business enterprise if the business enterprise:

(1) Has its principal office located physically in the District of Columbia;

(2) Requires that its chief executive officer and the highest level managerial employees of the business enterprise perform their managerial functions in their principal office located in the District;

(2A) Can demonstrate one of the following:

(A) More than 50% of the employees of the business enterprise are residents of the District;

(B) The owners of more than 50% of the business enterprise are residents of the District;

(C) More than 50% of the assets of the business enterprise, excluding bank accounts, are located in the District; or

(D) More than 50% of the business enterprise’s gross receipts are District gross receipts; and

(3) Can demonstrate one of the following:

(A) The business enterprise is licensed pursuant to Chapter 28 of Title [47];

(B) The business enterprise is subject to the tax levied under Chapter [18] of Title 47; or

(C) The business enterprise is a business enterprise identified in § 47-1808.01(1) through (5) and more than 50% of the business is owned by residents of the District.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2331, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(a), 53 DCR 6899; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(f), 55 DCR 6107; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(i), 61 DCR 3892; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 2082, 62 DCR 10905.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02 and § 2-218.39.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192, in subsec. (a)(2), deleted “and” from the end; and added subsec. (a)(2A).

D.C. Law 17-207, in par. (2A), substituted “Meets 1” for “Meets 3”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “perform their managerial functions in their principal office located in the District” for “maintain their offices and perform their managerial functions in the District” in (2); and rewrote (2A) and (3).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 rewrote (2A)(C); added (2A)(D); and made related changes.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2331 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 § 2132(a) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(a) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(a) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) 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(f) 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 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 4 of Department of Transportation Streetscape Construction Survival Fund Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-658, December 28, 2010, 58 DCR 63).

For temporary (90 days) Certified Business Enterprise compliance, see §§ 2 to 6 of the Certified Business Enterprise Compliance Emergency of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-62, April 30, 2013, 60 DCR 6403, 20 DCSTAT 1410).

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).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2082 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) 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).

For temporary (225 days) addition of provisions concerning Certified Business Enterprise compliance, see §§ 2 to 6 of the Certified Business Enterprise Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 2013 (D.C. Law 20-13, July 23, 2013, 60 DCR 7601, 20 DCSTAT 1760).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2131 of D.C. Law 16-192 provided that subtitle K of title II of the act may be cited as the “Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Businesses Enhancement Amendment Act of 2006”.

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.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-36: Section 2083 of D.C. Law 21-36 provided that section 2082 of the act shall apply as of June 10, 2014.


§ 2–218.32. Small business enterprises.

(a) A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a small business enterprise if the business enterprise:

(1)(A) Is a local business enterprise;

(B) Repealed.

(2) Is independently owned, operated, and controlled; and

(3)(A) Is certified by the United States Small Business Administration as a small business concern or meets the definition of a small business concern under the Small Business Act, approved July 18, 1958 (72 Stat. 863; 15 U.S.C. § 631 et seq.); or

(B) Has had averaged annualized gross receipts for the 3 years preceding certification not exceeding the limits established by rules issued pursuant to § 2-218.72.

(b) A business enterprise that is affiliated with another business enterprise through common ownership, management, or control shall be eligible for certification as a small business enterprise if:

(1) The business enterprise seeking certification as a small business enterprise is a local business enterprise;

(2) The consolidated financial statements of the affiliated business enterprises do not exceed the average annualized gross receipt limits established by subsection (a)(3)(B) of this section; and

(3) In the event of a parent-subsidiary affiliation, the parent company qualifies for certification as a small business enterprise.

(c) If a business enterprise seeking certification as a small business enterprise is affiliated only with one or more business enterprises that are in a different line of business, subsection (b) of this section shall not apply, and the business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a small business enterprise if it meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2332, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(b), 53 DCR 6899; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(j), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02 and § 2-218.38.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192 repealed subsec. (a)(1)(B); and, in subsec. (b)(1), deleted “or a qualified metropolitan area business enterprise” following “local business enterprise”. Prior to repeal, subsec. (a)(1)(B) read as follows: “(B) Is a qualified metropolitan area business enterprise;”

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 deleted “or” from the end of (a)(1)(A); added “or meets the definition of a small business concern” in (a)(3)(A); and rewrote (a)(3)(B).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2332 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 § 2132(b) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(b) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(b) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.33. Disadvantaged business enterprises.

(a) A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise if the business enterprise is:

(1) Owned, operated, and controlled by economically disadvantaged individuals; and

(2)(A) Is a local business enterprise; or

(B) Repealed.

(b) A business enterprise that is affiliated with another business enterprise through common ownership, management, or control shall be eligible for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise if:

(1) The business enterprise seeking certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise is a local business enterprise;

(2) In the event of a parent-subsidiary affiliation, both enterprises meet the requirements of subsection (a) of this section; and

(3) The business enterprise has annualized gross receipts not exceeding limits as enumerated in rules issued pursuant to § 2-218.72.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2333, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(c), 53 DCR 6899; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(f), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(k), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192 repealed subsec. (a)(2)(B); and, in subsec. (b)(1), deleted “or a qualified metropolitan area business enterprise” following “local business enterprise”. Prior to repeal, subsec. (a)(2)(B) read as follows: “(B) Is a qualified metropolitan area business enterprise;”

D.C. Law 18-141, in subsec. (b), deleted “and” from the end of par. (1); substituted “; and” for a period at the end of par. (2), and added par. (3).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “has annualized gross receipts not exceeding limits as enumerated in rules issued pursuant to § 2-218.72” for “has an average annualized gross receipts totaling $75 million or less” in (b)(3).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2333 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 § 2132(c) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(c) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(c) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.34. Qualified metropolitan area business enterprises. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2334, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(d), 53 DCR 6899.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2334 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) repeal of section, see § 2132(d) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2132(d) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 2132(d) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).


§ 2–218.35. Resident-owned businesses.

A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a resident-owned business if it meets the definition of resident-owned business pursuant to § 2-218.02(15).


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2335, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(l), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.75.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “§ 2-218.02(15)” for “§ 2-218.02.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2335 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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 (b) 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.


§ 2–218.36. Longtime resident businesses.

A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a longtime resident business if it meets the definition of longtime resident business pursuant to § 2-218.02(13).


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2336, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(m), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “§ 2-218.02(13)” for “§ 2-218.02.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2336 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.37. Local business enterprises with principal offices located in an enterprise zone.

A local business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a local business enterprise with principal offices located in an enterprise zone if its principal offices are located in an enterprise zone as defined by § 2-218.02(8).


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2337, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(n), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “§ 2-218.02(8)” for “§ 2-218.02.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2337 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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 (b) 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.


§ 2–218.38. Veteran-owned business enterprises.

A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a veteran-owned business enterprise if the business enterprise:

(1) Is a local business enterprise;

(2) Is not less than 51% owned and operated by one of more veterans (as defined in 38 U.S.C. § 101(2));

(3) In the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and

(4) One or more veterans control the management and daily operations.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2338; as added Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(g), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(o), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote (1).

Emergency Legislation

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).

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.


§ 2–218.39. Local manufacturing business enterprises.

A business enterprise shall be eligible for certification as a local manufacturing business enterprise if the business enterprise:

(1) Is a local business enterprise;

(2) Makes a product through a process involving raw materials, components, or assemblies, usually on a large scale, with different operations divided among different workers; and

(3) Repealed;

(4) Manufactures only in the District of Columbia.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2339; as added Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(g), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(p), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.02.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote (1); added “and” at the end of (2); repealed (3); and substituted “Manufactures only” for “Has its principal location of manufacturing” in (4).

Emergency Legislation

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).

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.


§ 2–218.39a. Certified joint venture.

(a) A joint venture shall be eligible for certification as a certified joint venture if the joint venture intends to submit a response to solicitation in which the joint venture will provide goods or perform services, and has a member that owns a majority or minority interest in the joint venture and meets the definition of a certified business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.02(1D). A joint venture shall be certified for a specific solicitation. The Department shall promulgate regulations that provide for a simplified procedure for the certification of a joint venture if the joint venture, having the same participants and structure, has been certified by the Department on a previous government-assisted project.

(a-1) The Department shall have the authority to certify a joint venture for all public, public-private, and private projects.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) “Majority interest” means:

(A) More than 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the joint venture business enterprise or more than 50% of the total value of all of the joint venture business enterprise;

(B) A financial contribution to the enterprise of more than 50%; and

(C) More than 50% of the total interest in the capital, profits, and loss, or beneficial interest in the joint venture business enterprise.

(2) “Minority interest” means:

(A) Less than 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the joint venture business enterprise or less than 50% of the total value of all of the joint venture business enterprise;

(B) A financial contribution to the enterprise of less than 50%; and

(C) Less than 50% of the total interest in the capital, profits, and loss, or beneficial interest in the joint venture business enterprise.

(c) In determining whether a joint venture is eligible to be certified as a certified joint venture, the Department shall consider the totality of the circumstances, including the defined contributions and defined benefits provided by each member of the joint venture, which shall be demonstrated by the following information:

(1) Organizational documents of the joint venture, including the joint venture agreement, the operating agreement, and any other agreement between or among the members of the joint venture; and

(2) Documentation of the financial contribution of each joint venture member, including access to bank records and organizational resolutions and agreements.

(d) Decisions concerning the affairs of the business shall require the consent of those members with voting rights holding at least a majority interest in the business.

(e) A joint venture shall relinquish its status as a certified joint venture if it has not been awarded the contract or if the solicitation has been withdrawn or cancelled.

(f) Unless a joint venture’s certification is relinquished pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, a certified joint venture shall retain its certification for the duration of the contract awarded through the solicitation for which it was certified, including any extension of the contract.

(g) A joint venture shall not be certified:

(1) To meet the small and certified business enterprise subcontracting requirements set forth in § 2-218.46; or

(2) To meet the small and certified business equity and development participation requirements set forth in § 2-218.49a.

(h) A certified joint venture shall receive preference points or price reductions in accordance with § 2-218.43 as follows:

(1) If the Department determines that a certified business enterprise owns a majority interest in the joint venture, the joint venture shall receive the preference points or price reductions that the certified business enterprise would receive in accordance with § 2-218.43; provided, that if the certified joint venture is formed to serve as a general contractor on a project, the joint venture shall be required also to establish to the reasonable satisfaction of the Department that:

(A) The certified business enterprise owner with majority interest in the joint venture has bonding capacity equal to at least 51% of the total contract amount;

(B) The individual primarily responsible for project decisions, such as the project executive, shall be provided by the certified business enterprise; and

(C) At least 50% of the staff that the joint venture will devote to the project will be provided by the certified business enterprise.

(2) If the Department determines that a certified business enterprise owns a minority interest in the joint venture, the Department’s certification of the joint venture shall indicate such and specify the preference points or price reductions that the joint venture shall receive, but in no event shall the preference points or price reductions exceed 50% of the preference points or price reductions that would otherwise be applicable to the certified business joint venture partner.

(3) Similar to the requirements set forth in paragraph (1)(A), (B), and (C) of this subsection, the Department may adopt regulations that establish additional industry-specific requirements for the certification of a joint venture that has a majority interest held by a certified business enterprise.

(i)(1) No later than 60 days after the end of each operating quarter of the calendar year, a joint venture shall submit quarterly income statements to the Department showing all income and contract receipts and expenses, including the:

(A) Fees for services and labor;

(B) Salaries of the principals of the joint venture; and

(C) Distribution of profits.

(2) No later than 45 days after the completion of the project, the joint venture shall submit a project-end income statement to the Department with a statement of final profit distribution.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2339a; as added Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(g), 57 DCR 1485; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(q), 61 DCR 3892; Apr. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 21-236, § 2(a), 64 DCR 937.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted ‘Certified joint venture” for “Joint venture business enterprises” in the section heading; rewrote (a); added (a-1); rewrote the introductory language of (c); added “of the joint venture” in (c)(1); substituted “each joint venture member” for “each member” in (c)(2); and added (e), (f), (g) and (h).

Emergency Legislation

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).

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.


Subpart 2. Requirements of programs.

§ 2–218.41. Goals for District agencies with respect to contracting and procurement.

(a) Each agency, including an agency that contracts or procures in whole or in part through the Office of Contracting and Procurement, shall exercise its contracting and procurement authority so as to meet, on an annual basis, the goal of procuring and contracting 50% of the dollar volume of its expendable budget to qualified small business enterprises.

(a-1) If the agency determines in writing that there are not at least 2 qualified small business enterprises, the agency may use any qualified certified business enterprises to fulfill the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.

(a-2)(1) An agency that cannot meet the requirements of subsections (a) and (a-1) of this section shall notify the Mayor and shall be prohibited from spending its remaining expendable budget with non-small business enterprises or non-certified business enterprises.

(2) The Mayor may waive the prohibition set forth in paragraph (1) of this subsection and grant approval for the agency to spend its remaining expendable budget with non- small business enterprises or non-certified business enterprises.

(a-3) By October 1, 2015, and no later than October 1 of each succeeding year, an agency shall submit to the Department:

(1) A spending plan that details how an agency intends to spend its expendable budget with small business enterprises and certified business enterprises during the fiscal year; and

(2) An annual allocation letter signed by the agency director on a form prescribed by the Department that specifies the agency’s 50% expendable budget goal.

(b) Repealed.

(c) The provisions of this subchapter relating to contracting and subcontracting goals and requirements shall be applicable to every government-assisted project unless the Department, by regulation, establishes a specific exemption for a particular type or class of government-assisted project.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2341, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(r), 61 DCR 3892; Mar 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-234, § 2(b), 62 DCR 458.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.181, § 2-218.13, § 2-218.52, § 2-218.53, and § 2-218.54.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment deleted “with small business enterprises” from the end of the section heading; substituted “its expendable budget to qualified” for “its goods and services, including construction goods and services, to” in (a); added (a-1); repealed (b); and added (c).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-234 added (a-2) and (a-3).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2341 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.42. Required programs, procedures, and policies to achieve contracting and procurement goals.

To achieve the goals set forth in this subchapter, the Department shall establish by rules issued pursuant to § 2-218.72, programs for certified business enterprises. The Department shall include among these programs:

(1) A bid preference mechanism for certified business enterprises;

(2) A set-aside program for small business enterprises; and

(3) A set-aside program for certified business enterprises for the District of Columbia Supply Schedule.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2342, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(g), 55 DCR 6107; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 243, 56 DCR 1117; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 12(b), 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(s), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207, in the introductory language, substituted “certified business enterprises” for “local and disadvantaged business enterprises, resident-owned businesses, resident businesses, and local business enterprises with principal offices located in an enterprise zone”; and, in par. (3), substituted “certified” for “local, small, and disadvantaged”.

D.C. Law 17-353 validated previously made technical corrections in the introductory language and par. (3).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “certified business” for “local and disadvantaged business enterprises, resident-owned businesses, resident businesses, and local business” in (1).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 deleted “with principal offices located in an enterprise zone” from the end of (1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2342 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(g) 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(g) 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(g) 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.


§ 2–218.43. Bid and proposal preferences.

(a) In evaluating bids or proposals, agencies shall award preferences as follows:

(1) In the case of proposals, points shall be granted as follows:

(A) Three points for a small business enterprise;

(B) Five points for a resident-owned business;

(C) Five points for a longtime resident business;

(D) Two points for a local business enterprise;

(E) Two points for a local business enterprise with its principal office located in an enterprise zone;

(F) Two points for a disadvantaged business enterprise;

(G) Two points for a veteran-owned business enterprise; and

(H) Two points for a local manufacturing business enterprise.

(2) In the case of bids, a percentage reduction in price shall be granted as follows:

(A) Three percent for a small business enterprise;

(B) Five percent for a resident-owned business;

(C) Ten percent for a longtime resident business;

(D) Two percent for a local business enterprise;

(E) Two percent for a local business enterprise with its principal office located in an enterprise zone;

(F) Two percent for a disadvantaged business enterprise;

(G) Two percent for a veteran-owned business enterprise; and

(H) Two percent for a local manufacturing business enterprise.

(b) A certified business enterprise shall be entitled to any or all of the preferences provided in this section, but in no case shall a certified business enterprise be entitled to a preference of more than 12 points or a reduction in price of more than 12 percent.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2343, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-266, § 2(b), 54 DCR 829; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(h), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(h), 57 DCR 1485; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 13(b), 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(t), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.46 and § 2-218.62.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-266, in subsec. (a)(1)(B), substituted “Five points” for “Three points”; and, in (a)(2)(B), substituted “Five percent” for “Three percent”.

D.C. Law 17-207, in pars. (1)(B) and (2)(B), inserted “a” preceding “resident-owned”.

D.C. Law 18-141, in subsec. (a)(1), substituted “Five points” for “Ten points” in subpar. (C), deleted “and” from the end of subpar. (E); substituted “; and” for a period at the end of subpar. (F), and added subpars. (G) and (H).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 repealed D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(h)(3), which had amended (a)(1)(F) by striking the period and inserting the phrase “; and” in its place.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 added (a)(2)(G) and (a)(2)(H) and made related changes.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2343 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(h) 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(h) 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(h) 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

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.


§ 2–218.44. Mandatory set-asides of District agency contracts for small business enterprises or certified business enterprises.

(a) Except as provided in subsections (a-1) and (b) of this section or § 2-218.45, each agency shall set aside contracts or procurements of $250,000 or less for qualified small business enterprises.

(a-1) If an agency determines in writing that there are not at least 2 qualified small business enterprises that can provide the services or goods that are the subject of the contract, the agency may use any qualified certified business enterprise to fulfill the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.

(b) An agency may decline to award a contract or procurement set aside under this section, and may thereafter issue the contract or procurement in the open market, if the agency determines in writing that the bids for the contract or procurement set aside for a small or certified business enterprise are believed to be 12% or more above the likely price on the open market.

(c) Each written determination pursuant to subsections (a-1) or (b) of this section shall be submitted to the Director, who shall post a copy of the determination so that it can reasonably be accessed by the public via the Department's website or such other locations as the Department may establish.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2344, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(u), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section heading; rewrote (a); added (a-1); in (b), substituted “decline” for “refuse,” and added a comma following “market,” and added “or certified”; and added (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2344 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.45. Mandatory set-asides of contracts in the District of Columbia Supply Schedule for small business enterprises or certified business enterprises.

(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, each agency shall award contracts of $250,000 or less to a qualified small business enterprise included on the District of Columbia Supply Schedule.

(b) If an agency determines in writing that there are not at least 2 qualified small business enterprises on the District of Columbia Supply Schedule that can provide the services or goods that are the subject of the contract, the agency may use any qualified certified business enterprise to fulfill the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) An agency may decline to award a contract or procurement set aside under this section, and may thereafter issue the contract or procurement in the open market, if the agency determines in writing that the bids for the contract or procurement set aside for a small or certified business enterprise are believed to be 12% or more above the likely price on the open market.

(d) Each written determination pursuant to subsections (b) or (c) of this section shall be submitted to the Director, who shall post a copy of the determination so that it can reasonably be accessed by the public via the Department’s website or such other locations as the Department may establish.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2345, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(v), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.44.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2345 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.45a. Mandatory set-asides for small business enterprises and certified business enterprises with respect to follow-on and renewable acquisitions.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, where a contract or procurement is awarded by a District agency to a small business enterprise or certified business enterprise, its follow-on or renewable acquisition shall be set aside for small business enterprises or certified business enterprises.

(b) An agency that would like to fulfill a follow-on or renewable acquisition without using a small business enterprise or certified business enterprise shall:

(1) Make a written request to the Director; and

(2) Receive written approval from the Director to allow the agency to waive the requirements set forth in this section.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2345a; as added June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(w), 61 DCR 3892.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2345 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.46. Performance and subcontracting requirements for construction and non-construction contracts; subcontracting plans.

(a)(1) All construction contracts for government-assisted projects in excess of $250,000 shall include the following requirements unless a waiver has been approved in accordance with §  2-218.51:

(A) At least 35% of the dollar volume of the contract shall be subcontracted to small business enterprises; or

(B) If there are insufficient qualified small business enterprises to completely fulfill the requirement of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, then the subcontracting requirement may be satisfied by subcontracting 35% of the dollar volume to any qualified certified business enterprises; provided, that all reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure that qualified small business enterprises are significant participants in the overall subcontracting work.

(2) All non-construction contracts for government-assisted projects in excess of $250,000 shall include the following requirements unless a waiver has been approved in accordance with § 2-218.51:

(A) At least 35% of the dollar volume of the contract shall be subcontracted to small business enterprises; or

(B) If there are insufficient qualified small business enterprises to completely fulfill the requirement of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, then the subcontracting requirement may be satisfied by subcontracting 35% of the dollar volume to any qualified certified business enterprises; provided, that all reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure that qualified small business enterprises are significant participants in the overall subcontracting work.

(3) For the purposes of this section, a business enterprise certified as a small business enterprise, local business enterprise, or disadvantaged business enterprise shall not have to comply with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (1) or (2) of this subsection.

(b)(1)(A) Each government-assisted construction and non-construction contract for which a certified business enterprise is selected as a beneficiary and is granted points or a price reduction pursuant to § 2-218.43 or is selected through a set-aside program under this subpart shall include a requirement that the certified business enterprise perform at least 35% of the contracting effort with its own organization and resources and, if it subcontracts, 35% of the subcontracted effort shall be with certified business enterprises.

(B) If the total contracting effort performed by the certified business enterprise is less than the amount required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, then the business enterprise shall be subject to enforcement pursuant to § 2-218.63.

(2)(A) Each government-assisted construction and non-construction contract for which a certified joint venture is selected as a beneficiary and is granted points or a price reduction pursuant to § 2-218.43 or is selected through a set-aside program under this subpart shall include a requirement that the certified business enterprise perform at least 50% of the contracting effort with its own organization and resources and, if it subcontracts, 35% of the subcontracted effort shall be with certified business enterprises.

(B) If the total contracting effort performed by the certified business enterprise is less than the amount required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, then the business enterprise shall be subject to enforcement pursuant to § 2-218.63.

(b-1) Each government-assisted construction and non-construction project for which a certified business enterprise is utilized to meet the subcontracting requirements pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this subsection shall include a requirement that the certified business enterprise perform at least 35% of the contracting effort with its own organization and resources.

(c) Each government-assisted construction and non-construction project of $1 million or less for which a certified business enterprise is selected as a beneficiary and is granted points or a price reduction pursuant to § 2-218.43 or is selected through a set-aside program under this subpart shall include a requirement that the certified business enterprise perform at least 50% of the on-site work with its own workforce.

(d)(1) Bids or proposals responding to a solicitation, including an open market solicitation, shall be deemed nonresponsive and shall be rejected if a subcontracting plan is required by law and the beneficiary fails to submit a plan that meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(2) A subcontracting plan shall include the following information:

(A) The name and address of each subcontractor;

(B) A current certification number of the small or certified business enterprise;

(C) The scope of work to be performed by each subcontractor; and

(D) The price to be paid by the beneficiary to each subcontractor.

(3) The subcontracting plan required by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be provided before the District accepts the submission of the bid or proposal.

(d-1) Notwithstanding subsection (d) of this section, a design-build project shall not be required to identify specific subcontractors as a condition precedent to performing preconstruction services; provided, that a detailed subcontracting plan that meets the requirements of subsection (d) of this section shall be submitted before entering into a guaranteed maximum price or such other contractual action authorizing the contractor to commence construction.

(e) No beneficiary shall be allowed to amend the subcontracting plan filed as part of its bid or proposal except with the consent of the Director. Any reduction in the dollar volume of the subcontracted portion resulting from such amendment of the plan shall insure to the benefit of the District.

(f) No multiyear contracts or extended contracts which are not in compliance with this subchapter at the time of the contemplated exercise of the option or extension, shall be renewed or extended, and any such option or extension shall be void.

(g) The subcontracting requirements of this section may be waived pursuant to § 2-218.51.

(h) A beneficiary shall submit to the agency contracting officer, project manager, and Director copies of the executed contracts with the subcontracts identified in the subcontracting plan. Failure to submit copies of the executed contracts shall render the underlying contract voidable by the District.

(i)(1) A beneficiary shall provide a quarterly report to the Department, agency contracting officer, and project manager. The quarterly report shall include the following information for each subcontract with a subcontractor identified in the subcontracting plan:

(A) The price to be paid by the beneficiary to the subcontractor under the subcontract;

(B) A description of the goods procured or the services subcontracted for;

(C) The amount paid by the beneficiary to the subcontractor under the subcontract; and

(D) A copy of the fully executed subcontract, if the fully executed subcontract was not provided in a prior quarterly report.

(2) If the fully executed subcontract is not included with a quarterly report, the beneficiary shall not receive credit toward the subcontracting requirements of this section for that subcontract.

(j)(1) The beneficiary shall meet on an annual basis with the Department, agency contracting officer, and project manager to provide an update of the subcontracting plan for utilization of small business enterprises and certified business enterprises.

(2) The beneficiary shall be given a 30-day written notice of the meeting by the Department.

(k) The beneficiary shall provide written notice to the Department upon the initiation and completion of a project.

(l) If a certified business enterprise or certified joint venture is the beneficiary and must meet the subcontracting requirements as set forth in this section, it shall fulfill the requirements of subsections (h), (i), (j), and (k) of this section.

(m) A beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or member of a certified joint venture that fails to meet the requirements of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 2-218.63.

(n) With regard to government-assisted projects, the obligations under this section shall expire upon completion of the development or other activity that serves as the basis for such activity qualifying as a government-assisted project; provided, that the Mayor shall have the authority to negotiate any extensions under this section in the transaction documents that qualify an activity as a government-assisted project.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2346, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(e), 53 DCR 6899; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(i), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(i), 57 DCR 1485; May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(b), 57 DCR 3006; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 12(c), 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(x), 61 DCR 3892; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1103(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.12, § 2-218.51, § 47-4652, and § 47-4656.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192, in the section heading, inserted “and non-construction” following “construction”; added subsec. (a)(3); in subsec. (e), substituted “dollar volume” for “dollar value”; and added subsec. (h).

D.C. Law 17-207 rewrote subsec. (a); and, in subsecs. (b), (c), and (d), substituted “certified” for “small, local, or disadvantaged”.

D.C. Law 18-141, in subsec. (a)(2), substituted “excess of $250, 000, unless a waiver has been approved by the Office of Contracting and Procurement,” for “which a portion of the work is subcontracted”; added subsec. (a)(3); in subsec. (d), substituted “the law requires subcontracting” for “the solicitation requires submission of a certified business enterprise subcontracting plan”; and added subsec. (i).

D.C. Law 18-159, in subsec. (i), substituted “each contractor or beneficiary shall provide a copy of the contract,” for “each developer or beneficiary shall provide a copy of the certified business agreement,”.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “contractor” for “developer” in the second sentence of the introductory language of (i).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108, in the introductory paragraph of (a)(1), substituted “contracts for government-assisted projects in” for “contracts in” and added “unless a waiver has been approved in accordance with § 2-218.51”; rewrote (a)(1)(A); substituted “qualified certified” for “certified” in (a)(1)(B); rewrote (a)(2), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(B), (b)(2)(A) and (b)(2)(B); added (b-1); rewrote (c) and (d); added (d-1); in (e), substituted “beneficiary” for “prime contractor” and deleted “the contracting officer and” preceding “the Director”; deleted “in which the options or extensions exceed $1 million in value” following “extended contracts” in (f); substituted “beneficiary shall submit to the agency contracting officer, project manager, District of Columbia Auditor, and” for “prime contractor shall submit to the contracting officer and the” in (h); rewrote (i); and added (j), (k), (l), (m), and (n).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1103(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1103(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2346 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(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-191, October 28, 2005, 52 DCR 10026).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-301, February 27, 2006, 53 DCR 1883).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(e) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(e) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(e) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(i) 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(i) 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(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Law 16-49, February. 9, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 1457).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(i) 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.


§ 2–218.47. Unbundling requirement.

The Mayor shall establish procedures to ensure that solicitations are subdivided and unbundled and that smaller contracts are created to the extent feasible and fiscally prudent.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2347, 52 DCR 7503.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2347 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


§ 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.


§ 2–218.49. Other procedures and programs.

(a) The Mayor shall establish policies and procedures to maximize the participation of certified business enterprises in the contracting and procurement processes, including:

(1) A procedure whereby an agency may waive bid security requirements on contracts in excess of $100,000, where the waiver is appropriate to achieve the purposes of this subchapter; and

(2) A policy whereby an agency shall make advance payments to a certified contractor, where the payments are necessary to achieve the purposes of this subchapter; provided, that an agency shall not be permitted to advance more than 10% of the total value of any contract.

(b) The Mayor may establish a pilot set-aside program for small business enterprises with gross revenues of $5 million or less.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2349, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(k), 55 DCR 6107; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(z), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (a), substituted “certified” for “small, local, and disadvantaged”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108, in (a)(2), substituted “agency may” for “agency shall” and added “provided, that an agency shall not be permitted to advance more than 10% of the total value of any contract.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2349 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.49a. Equity and development participation.

(a)(1) In all development projects conducted pursuant to a disposition under § 10-801, small investors, disadvantaged investors, or certified equity participants shall invest a minimum of 20% of the total sponsor equity, excluding debt financing, mezzanine financing, or other equity contributions by limited or institutional investors.

(2) Demonstration by a project sponsor of its intent and ability to meet the 20% equity requirement pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be a condition precedent to the transfer of any District-owned property for a covered project.

(3) In meeting the equity investment requirement in paragraph (1) of this subsection, a certified equity participant may be a 100% sponsor of a component of a covered project; provided, that the certified equity participant participation totals 20% of the total equity of the covered project.

(b) For each government-assisted project involving development, in addition to complying with the general subcontracting provisions in § 2-218.46, at least 20% of the dollar volume of non-construction development goods and services shall be subcontracted to small business enterprises, and if there are insufficient qualified small business enterprises to completely fulfill this requirement, then the requirement may be satisfied by contracting 20% of that dollar volume to any qualified certified business enterprises; provided, that all reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure that qualified small business enterprises are significant participants in the overall development goods and services work.

(c)(1) No more than 25% of the total 20% equity participation requirement (equal to 5%) set forth in subsection (a) of this section may be met by a certified business enterprise providing development services in lieu of a cash equity investment that will be compensated by the developer in the future at a date certain (“sweat equity contribution”).

(2) The developer and the certified business enterprise shall sign a service agreement describing the following:

(A) A detailed description of the scope of work that the certified business enterprise will perform;

(B) The dollar amount that the certified business enterprise will be compensated for its services and the amount the certified business enterprise is forgoing as an investment in a project;

(C) The date or time period when the certified business enterprise will receive compensation;

(D) The return, if any, the certified business enterprise will receive on its sweat equity contribution; and

(E) An explanation of when the certified business enterprise will receive its return as compared to other team members or investors.

(d) This section shall not apply if the entity that controls the development project is an entity tax-exempt under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c), or other not-for-profit entity.

(e) This section shall not apply to any development project for which a contract for purchase of one or more parcels of real property has been executed prior to March 2, 2007.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2349a; as added Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(f), 53 DCR 6899; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(k), 57 DCR 1485; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-357, § 2(a), 58 DCR 763; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(aa), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.75.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote subsec. (a); and added subsec. (a-1).

D.C. Law 18-357, in subsec. (a-1)(3), substituted “in lieu of the unmet equity participation requirement. Any fee collected in accordance with this provision shall be deposited into the Small Business Micro Loan Fund established by § 2-218.75(b).” for “in lieu of the unmet equity participation requirement.”; added subsec. (a-1)(4)(C); and, in subsec. (a-1)(5), substituted “Department of Small and Local Business Development” for “Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2132(f) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2132(f) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2132(f) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Alternative Equity Payment Allocation Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-589, October 20, 2010, 57 DCR 10143).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Alternative Equity Payment Allocation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-1, February 2, 2011, 58 DCR 1236).

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).

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 (b) 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.


§ 2–218.50. Special requirements for government corporations. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2350, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(g), 53 DCR 6899; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(l), 55 DCR 6107; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2222(a), 57 DCR 181; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(l), 57 DCR 1485; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 14, 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law, 20-108, § 2(bb), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.181, § 1-301.182, § 1-301.184, § 2-218.13, § 2-218.51, and § 2-218.54.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192, in subsec. (b)(1)(B), substituted “dollar volume” for “dollar value”.

D.C. Law 17-207 rewrote subsec. (b)(1); and, in subsecs. (f)(3) and (g)(2)(A), substituted “certified” for “local, small, and disadvantaged”.

D.C. Law 18-111, in subsec. (f), substituted “March 3, 2010” for “October 20, 2005” in the lead-in text, deleted “and” from the end of par. (2), substituted a semicolon for a period at the end of par. (3), and added pars. (4 to (6); in subsec. (g), substituted “, volumes, and amounts” for “and volumes”; rewrote subsec. (i); and, in subsec. (j), substituted “Department” for “Commission” twice, and rewrote the last sentence, which had read as follows: “The Commission’s recommendations shall be submitted to the government corporation, the Council, and the Department.”.

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote subsecs. (f), (g), (h), and (i).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction in (f).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2350 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 § 2132(g) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(g) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(g) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(k) 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(k) 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 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(a) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(a) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

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(e) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(k) 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.


§ 2–218.51. Waiver of subcontracting requirements.

(a) The subcontracting requirements of § 2-218.46 may be waived only if there is insufficient market capacity for the goods or services that comprise the project and such lack of capacity leaves the contractor commercially incapable of achieving the subcontracting requirements at a project level. The subcontracting requirements of § 2-218.46 may only be waived in writing by the Director. An agency seeking waiver of the subcontracting requirements of § 2-218.46 shall submit to the Director a request for waiver, which shall include the following:

(1) The number of certified business enterprises, if any, qualified to perform the elements of work that comprise the project;

(2) A summary of the market research or outreach conducted to analyze the relevant market; and

(3) The consideration given to alternate methods for acquiring the work to be subcontracted in order to make the work more amenable to being performed by certified business enterprises.

(a-1) Before the Director approves an agency’s waiver request, the Director shall:

(1) Send an electronic notice to all certified business enterprises notifying them of the agency’s waiver request; and

(2) Post a copy of the agency’s waiver request on the Department’s website, or such other locations as the Department may establish, for 10 days to provide the public reasonable notice of the waiver request.

(b) If the Director approves an agency's request for waiver of the subcontracting requirements of § 2-218.46 and grants such a waiver, the Director's determination shall set forth the information outlined in subsection (a) of this section.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2351, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 5(o)(2), 53 DCR 6794; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(f), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(m), 55 DCR 6107; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(cc), 61 DCR 3892; Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-234, § 2(c), 62 DCR 458.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.46 and § 2-218.50.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-191 validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 17-20 repealed subsec. (c); and, in subsec. (d)(2), substituted “Director” for “Commission”. Prior to repeal, subsec. (c) read as follows: “(c) The Commission may find that a waiver of the subcontracting requirements of §§ 2-218.46 and 2-218.50 for a particular contract are justified in order to achieve the purposes of this subchapter.”

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (e), substituted “certified” for “small, local, or disadvantaged”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section.

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-234 added (a-1); and deleted the last sentence in (b), which read “A copy of the Director’s determination shall be posted to the Department’s website or such other locations as the Department may establish for 5 days such that the public shall have reasonable access to the determination before the Director grants any waiver.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3 of Department of Health Care Finance Independent Procurement Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-204, Dec. 13, 2017, 64 DCR 12559).

For temporary (90 days) requirement that the Department of Small and Local Business Development award a grant for a study to evaluate the circumstances under which insufficient market capacity of certified business enterprises results in a waiver of subcontracting requirements under this section, see § 2122 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) requirement that the Department of Small and Local Business Development award a grant for a study to evaluate the circumstances under which insufficient market capacity of certified business enterprises results in a waiver of subcontracting requirements under this section, see § 2122 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2351 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 § 2062(f) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) 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(l) 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 days) amendment of this section, see § 3 of Department of Health Care Finance Independent Procurement Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Law 22-63, Feb. 17, 2018, 65 DCR 11).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) 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).

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Waiver Certification Temporary Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Law 20-156, February 26, 2015, 61 DCR 10155).

Editor's Notes

For a requirement that the Department of Small and Local Business Development award a grant for a study to evaluate the circumstances under which insufficient market capacity of certified business enterprises results in a waiver of subcontracting requirements under this section, see section 2122 of D.C. Law 22-33.

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.

Section 3 of D.C. Law 20-234 repealed temporary D.C. Law 20-156, § 2.


§ 2–218.52. Enforcement mechanism against an agency.

(a) If an agency fails to meet any of the goals set forth in § 2-218.41, the Department may require that a portion of the agency’s contracts and procurements be made part of a set-aside program for small business enterprises.

(b) The performance plan for each agency shall include a metric for compliance with the provisions of this subchapter and the performance evaluation for each agency director shall reflect the agency’s success in meeting compliance goals.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2352, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(dd), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 designated the existing provisions as (a); and added (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2352 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.53. Agency reporting requirements.

(a) Each agency shall submit a quarterly report to the Department within 30 days after the end of each quarter, except for the 4th quarter report. The 4th quarter and annual report shall be submitted together. When submitting a quarterly report, the agency shall list each expenditure as it appears in the general ledger from the expendable budget of the agency during the quarter. For each expenditure, the report shall include:

(1) The name of the vendor from which the goods or services were purchased;

(2) The vendor identification number;

(3) A description of the goods or services provided;

(4) Whether the vendor was a small or certified small business enterprise;

(5) The funding source for the expenditure (local, federal, capital, or other);

(6) The date of the expenditure;

(7) The dollar amount of the expenditure; and

(8) The percentage of the agency's total dollar amount of expenditures in the quarter to all small business enterprises and certified business enterprises.

(a-1) In addition to the report of prime contracting activity required by subsection (a) of this section, each agency shall also submit to the Department within 30 days of the end of each quarter, a report on a contract basis of payments made by beneficiaries to subcontractors that are certified business enterprises and such payments shall be reported against the amounts included in the approved detailed certified business enterprise subcontracting plan.

(b) Each agency shall submit to the Department, within 30 days of the issuance of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, an annual report listing each expenditure as it appears in the general ledger from the expendable budget of the agency during the fiscal year which shall include:

(1) The information required to be included in the quarterly reports (with calculations for the fiscal year);

(2) A description of the activities the agency engaged in, including the programs required by this part, to achieve the goals set forth in § 2-218.41; and

(3) A description of any changes the agency intends to make during the succeeding fiscal year to the activities it engages in to achieve the goals set forth in § 2-218.41.

(c) The Department shall monitor agency compliance with the reporting requirements of this section.

(d) Repealed.

(e) The Department shall review the annual report of an agency to determine whether the planned activities of the agency for the succeeding fiscal year are likely to enable the agency to achieve the goals set forth in § 2-218.41. The Department shall make recommendations on activities the agency should engage in to meet or exceed the goals set forth in § 2-218.41. The Department’s recommendations shall be submitted to the agency and the Council within 30 days of the agency’s annual report submission.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2353, 52 DCR 7503; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(n), 55 DCR 6107; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2222(b), 57 DCR 181; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(m), 57 DCR 1485; May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(d), 57 DCR 3006; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(ee), 61 DCR 3892; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1103(b), 64 DCR 7652.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.181, § 1-301.182, § 1-301.184, § 2-218.13, and § 2-218.54.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (a)(1)(D), substituted “certified” for “local, small, or disadvantaged”; and, in subsecs. (a)(2)(A), (3)(A), (b)(2)(A), substituted “Certified” for “Local, small, or disadvantaged”.

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote the section.

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote subsecs. (a) and (e); and, in subsec. (b), substituted “the Department and the District of Columbia Auditor” for “the Department”.

D.C. Law 18-159, in the lead-in language of subsec. (a), inserted “The 4th quarter and annual report shall be submitted together.”; and rewrote subsec. (a)(8), which had read as follows: “(8) The total expenditure on certified small business enterprises and the percentage the total expenditure on certified small business enterprises is of the total expenditure.”

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the introductory paragraph of (a); rewrote (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), and (a)(8); and added (a-1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1103(b) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1103(b) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2353 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(m) 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(m) 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 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(b) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(b) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

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(m) 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 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.


§ 2–218.54. Department reporting requirements.

(a) Within 45 days after its receipt of the annual reports required by § 2-218.53(b), the Department shall submit to the District of Columbia Auditor, through the Compliance Unit established part K of subchapter I of Chapter 3 of Title 1 [§ 1-301.181 et seq.], the following documents and information:

(1) A copy of the annual reports required by § 2-218.53; and

(2) A chart listing the following information with respect to each agency for the current fiscal year:

(A) The total budget of each agency;

(B) The expendable budget of each agency;

(C) A description of each funding source, object class, object, or item that was excluded from the total budget of the agency in the Department’s calculation of the expendable budget of the agency;

(D) Each goal of the agency under § 2-218.41 in percentage and dollar terms; and

(E) The actual dollar amount expended with each small business enterprise and certified business enterprise.

(b) Within 45 days after its receipt of the annual reports required by § 2-218.50(g), the Department shall submit to the District of Columbia Auditor, through the Compliance Unit established by part K of subchapter I of Chapter 3 of Title 1 [§ 1-301.181 et seq.] a report containing the following information with respect to each government corporation for the current and prior fiscal years:

(1) The expendable budget of the government corporation.

(2) A list of all agencies and government corporations that have not submitted a report for that quarter with a detailed explanation of what actions were taken by the Department to effectuate compliance with the reporting requirement.

(c) On a semiannual basis, the Department shall report the following to the chairman of the Council committee that has purview over the Department:

(1) District agencies’ compliance with § 2-218.41;

(2) A list of contracting opportunities for small business enterprises and certified business enterprises with District agencies;

(3) A list of projects in the District that require a 35% minimum subcontracting requirement in accordance with § 2-218.46;

(4) A list of beneficiaries, small business enterprises, certified business enterprises, or certified joint ventures that fail to meet the 35% minimum subcontracting requirements in accordance with § 2-218.46;

(5) A list of projects in the District that have a 20% equity and development participation requirement in accordance with § 2-218.49a;

(6) A list of beneficiaries that fail to meet the 20% equity and development participation requirements in accordance with § 2-218.49a;

(7) A list of District government contracts or procurements and government-assisted projects that were granted waivers or modifications to the requirements set forth in § 2-218.46;

(8) A list of District agencies that fail to meet the requirements set forth in § 2-218.41;

(9) A list of small business enterprises and certified business enterprises; and

(10) A list of joint ventures certified by the Department, including the number of compliance checks completed on the joint ventures and a summary of the results, and a list of joint ventures that met the requirements set forth in § 2-218.39a(i).


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2354, 52 DCR 7503; Apr. 7, 2006, D.C. Law 16-91, § 129, 52 DCR 10637; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 5(o)(3), 53 DCR 6794; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(h), 53 DCR 6899; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(o), 55 DCR 6107; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2222(c), 57 DCR 181; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(ff), 61 DCR 3892; Apr. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 21-236, § 2(b), 64 DCR 937.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-91, in the introductory language, validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 16-191, in the introductory language, validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 16-192 designated the existing language as subsec. (a); in subsec. (a)(2), deleted “; and” from the end of subpar. (C), substituted “; and” for a period at the end of subpar. (D), and added subpar. (E); and added subsecs. (b) and (c).

D.C. Law 17-207, rewrote subsec. (a)(2)(E), which had read as follows: “(E) The actual dollar amount expended with each business enterprise.”; and, in subsec. (b)(3)(D), deleted “local, small, or disadvantaged” following “was a”.

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote the section.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “45 days after its receipt” for “45 days of its receipt” in the introductory language of (a) and (b); substituted “small business enterprise and certified business enterprise” for “certified business enterprise” in (a)(2)(E); and added (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2354 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(b) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-191, October 28, 2005, 52 DCR 10026).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-301, February 27, 2006, 53 DCR 1883).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(h) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(h) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(h) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(n) 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(n) 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 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(c) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2222(c) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

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(b) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Law 16-49, February 9, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 1457).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(n) 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.


§ 2–218.55. Regional governmental entities.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a regional governmental entity shall be exempt from the requirements of this subchapter to the extent that the requirements of this subchapter impact on the regional governmental entity’s operations within the territory of a member government other than the District.

(b) The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority shall be exempt from the requirements of this subchapter to the extent that the requirements of this subchapter are contrary to procurement regulations promulgated pursuant to statutes establishing the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2355, 52 DCR 7503.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2355 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


Subpart 3. Certification.

§ 2–218.61. Certificate of registration.

(a) No business enterprise shall be permitted to participate in a program established under this part unless the business has demonstrated its capability to perform and has been issued a certificate of registration under the provisions of this subchapter.

(b)(1) A business enterprise seeking to be certified in a category under this subpart shall file with the Department a written application on such form as may be prescribed by the Department.

(2) The application shall include, at a minimum, documents and information enumerated in rules established pursuant to § 2-218.72 and any other information the Department may require, and the following documents and information:

(A) A certification of the correctness of the information provided;

(B) Written evidence that the applicant is:

(i) A bona fide local business enterprise;

(ii) A bona fide disadvantaged business enterprise;

(iii) A bona fide small business enterprise;

(iv) A bona fide local business enterprise located in an enterprise zone;

(v) A bona fide resident-owned business;

(vi) A bona fide longtime resident business;

(vii) A bona fide veteran-owned business enterprise; or

(viii) A bona fide local manufacturing business enterprise;

(C) Evidence of ability and character;

(D) Evidence of financial position, which may be the applicant’s most recent financial statement. For the purposes of this subparagraph, the term “recent” means produced from current data no more than 90 days prior to the application date;

(E) Any other information the Department may require; and

(F) Federal income taxes, both corporate and personal, as well as District taxes, both corporate and personal.

(c) The Department shall issue the applicant a certificate of registration if:

(1) The information provided in the application or additional filings is satisfactory to the Department;

(2) The business enterprise meets the standards of this subchapter; and

(3) The applicant fulfills other requirements as may be established by the Department.

(c-1)(1) A certified business enterprise seeking a subsequent certificate of registration that has no material change in its business status shall be required to submit only a written application to renew its certificate of registration on a form as prescribed by the Department.

(2) The application required pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, shall include:

(A) A no-change affidavit executed under penalty of perjury attesting that there has been no material change in the certified business enterprises’ business status and that the certified business enterprise still meets the certification requirements required under this subpart; and

(B) Proof of clean hands and good standing as required by §§ 47-2861 and 29-102.08 or the certified business enterprises’ authorization that the Department may confirm clean hands and good standing with relevant District agencies.

(3) A subsequent certificate of registration of a certified business enterprise that meets the requirements of this subsection shall be deemed approved upon filing of the written application.

(d) A certificate of registration shall expire 3 years from the date of approval of the application. A business enterprise that is registered with the Department may voluntarily relinquish its registration as a certified business enterprise at any time prior to the expiration of the 3-year term.

(e) Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2361, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(i), 53 DCR 6899; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(g), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(p), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(n), 57 DCR 1485; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 13(c), 59 DCR 6190; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(gg), 61 DCR 3892; Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-234, § 2(d), 62 DCR 458.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.62, § 2-218.63, and § 2-218.65.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192 added subsec. (e).

D.C. Law 17-20 rewrote subsec. (b)(1); and, in the introductory language and par. (1) of subsec. (c) and in subsec. (e), substituted “Department” for “Commission”. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b)(1) read as follows: “(1) An enterprise seeking to be certified as a local, small, or disadvantaged business enterprise, as a resident-owned business, as a resident business, or as a local business enterprise with its principal office located in an enterprise zone shall file with the Commission a written application on such form or forms as may be prescribed by the Commission or the Department.”

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (b), inserted “longtime” preceding “resident business”.

D.C. Law 18-141, in subsec. (a)(1), substituted “Has demonstrated its capability to perform and been” for “Has been”; in subsec. (b)(2), deleted “and” from the end of par. (D); substituted “; and” for a period at the end of par. (E), and added par. (F); and, in subsec. (d), added the second sentence.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote (a) and (b)(1); substituted “documents and information enumerated in rules established pursuant to § 2-218.72 and any other information the Department may require, and the following documents and information” for “the following documents and information” in the introductory language of (b)(2); added (b)(2)(vii) and (viii) and made related changes; deleted “Commission or” preceding “Department” in (b)(2)(E); deleted “the Commission or” preceding “the Department” in (c)(3); and repealed (e).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-234 added (c-1); and substituted “3 years” for “2 years” and “3-year term” for “2-year term” in (d).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2361 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 § 2132(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2062(g) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(o) 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(o) 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(o) 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.


§ 2–218.62. Provisional certification; self-certification prohibited. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2362, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(j), 53 DCR 6899; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(h), 54 DCR 7052; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(hh), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.61 and § 2-218.63.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192, in subsec. (b), substituted “90” for “120”.

D.C. Law 17-20, in subsec. (a)(3), substituted “it will” for “the Commission will”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2362 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 § 2132(j) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(j) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(j) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2062(h) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.63. Revocation of registration; challenges to registration; penalties.

(a) It shall be a violation of this subchapter and penalties shall be assessed if the Department determines that:

(1) A beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture fails to comply with the requirements set forth in § 2-218.46, § 2-218.48, or § 2-218.49a;

(2) A certified business enterprise:

(A) Acted with gross negligence, financial irresponsibility, or misconduct in the practice of a trade or profession;

(B) No longer qualifies as a local business enterprise; or

(C) Misrepresents its capability to the Department; or

(3) A beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture has:

(A) Fraudulently obtained or held certification;

(B) Willfully obstructed or impeded, or attempted to obstruct or impede, a city official or employee investigating the qualifications of a business enterprise that has requested certification;

(C) In any certified business enterprise matter administered under this subchapter:

(i) Fraudulently obtained, attempted to obtain, or aided another person in fraudulently obtaining or attempting to obtain, public moneys to which the person is not entitled under this subsection;

(ii) Willfully falsified, concealed, or covered up a material fact by any scheme or device;

(iii) Made a materially false statement or representation;

(iv) Used a false writing or document that the person knows to contain a false statement or entry;

(D) Aided another person in performing an act prohibited under subparagraphs (A), (B) or (C) of this paragraph;

(E) Furnished substantially inaccurate or incomplete ownership or financial information;

(F) Failed to report changes that affect its eligibility for certification, including relocation of its principal office or change in ownership or control;

(G) Willfully violated any provision of this subchapter or rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter;

(H) Substantially failed to operate and manage a certified joint venture in accordance with § 2-218.39a; There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the failure to operate and manage the joint venture in accordance with the joint venture application was the parties' intent. If the joint venture demonstrates that the failure to operate and manage the joint venture in accordance with the joint venture application was necessary due to unforeseen business or operational issues, the failure shall not be a violation of this subchapter.

(I) Knowingly and willfully submits a monitoring or compliance report or other required subcontracting information containing a materially false statement or knowingly and willfully violates the terms of a subcontracting plan; or

(J) Committed any other cause the Department determines to be sufficiently serious and compelling to affect responsibility as a District government contractor, including revocation, suspension, or debarment by another governmental enterprise for any cause listed in rules and regulations.

(b) It shall be a violation of this subchapter and penalties may be assessed if the Department determines that an individual or business enterprise has willfully failed to cooperate in an audit or investigation conducted by:

(1) The District of Columbia Auditor pursuant to 1-204.55; or

(2) The Chairman of the Councilor the chairperson of the committee of the Council that conducts an investigation pursuant to § 1-204.13.

(c) If the Department determines, in accordance with the procedure set forth in subsection (e) of this section, that an individual or business enterprise:

(1) Has committed a violation of subsection (a)(1) of this section, the Department shall:

(A) Assess a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for the first offense;

(B) Assess a civil penalty of not more than $15,000 for the second offense; and

(C)(i) For each offense thereafter, the Director shall refer the matter to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, who may bring a civil action under paragraph (3)(A) of this subsection; provided, that if the Attorney General for the District of Columbia does not bring an action under paragraph (3)(A) of this subsection, the Department shall assess a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 against the beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture; and

(ii) The Department shall refer the matter to the Office of Contracting and Procurement, including matters involving agencies not subject to the Office of Contacting and Procurement authority pursuant to § 2-352.01(b), for investigation. If the Office of Contracting and Procurement determines that more than 2 violations of subsection (a)(1) of this section have occurred, the beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture shall be:

(I) Debarred from consideration of award of contracts or subcontracts with the District government for a period of no more than 5 years; and

(I) Deemed ineligible from consideration for government-assisted projects with the District government for a period of no more than 5 years;

(2) Has committed a violation of subsection (a)(2) or (a)(3) of this section, the Department shall suspend or revoke the certification of the beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture;

(3) Has committed a violation of subsection (a)(3), in addition to the penalties set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection:

(A) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia may bring a civil action in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against the beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture and its directors, officers, or principals. An individual, beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture found to be in violation under subsection (a)(3) of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of the greater of $100,000 or triple the profit earned by the individual, beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture on all contracts awarded; and

(B) The Department shall refer the matter to the Office of Contracting and Procurement, including matters involving agencies not subject to the Office of Contacting and Procurement authority pursuant to § 2-352.01(b), for investigation. If the Office of Contracting and Procurement determines there has been a violation of subsection (a)(3) of this section, the beneficiary, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture shall be:

(i) Debarred from consideration of award of contracts or subcontracts with the District government for a period of no more than 5 years; and

(ii) Deemed ineligible from consideration for government-assisted projects with the District government for a period of no more than 5 years;

(4) Has failed to use commercially reasonably best efforts to meet the subcontracting requirements established in § 2-218.46, the Department, notwithstanding the penalties in paragraph (1) of this subsection, shall assess a civil penalty equal to 10% of the dollar volume of the contract that the beneficiary or certified joint venture was required but failed to subcontract. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “commercially reasonable best efforts” shall require that the beneficiary or certified joint venture take all actions that a similarly situated beneficiary or certified joint venture would take to accomplish the goal; provided, that the beneficiary or certified joint venture shall not be required to expend amounts that are disproportionate to the benefit being obtained; and

(5) Has committed a violation of subsection (b) of this section, the Department shall assess a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.

(d) The penalties provided for in subsection (c) of this section shall be in addition to any other causes of action or remedies, legal or equitable, that may be available.

(e)(1)(A) Any person may file with the Department a complaint alleging a violation of this subchapter against an applicant for registration as a certified business enterprise or certified joint venture registered pursuant to this subchapter. The complaint shall be in writing, sworn to by the complainant, and notarized.

(B) The Department shall establish a fraud hotline for reporting violations of this section.

(2) The Department, without a hearing, may dismiss a complaint which it determines to be frivolous or otherwise without merit. If the Department dismisses a complaint, the Department shall prepare a report documenting the following:

(A) A statement detailing the complaint, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing the complaint;

(B) The name of the applicant for registration, the certified business enterprise, or the certified joint venture alleged to be in violation of this section;

(C) The facts and legal history considered in rendering the determination; and

(D) Any other information considered in rendering the determination.

(3) The Department shall maintain a record listing all complaints, which shall contain the following information:

(A) The name of the applicant, certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture alleged to be in violation of this subchapter;

(B) The date the complaint was made to the Department; and

(C) A description of the complaint.

(4)(A)(i) If the Department does not determine that a complaint is frivolous or without merit in accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection, it shall hold a hearing on the complaint within 3 months of the filing of the complaint. The Department shall determine the time and place of the hearing.

(ii) The Department shall cause to be issued and served on the person, the certified business enterprise, or certified joint venture alleged to have committed the violation, hereafter called the “respondent”, a written notice of the hearing together with a copy of the complaint at least 30 days before the scheduled hearing. Notice shall be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by personal service.

(iii) At the hearing, the respondent shall have the right to appear personally or by a representative and to cross-examine witnesses and to present evidence and witnesses.

(B) If, after the conclusion of the hearing, the Department determines that the respondent has violated the provisions of this subchapter or regulations issued pursuant to this subchapter, the Department shall issue, and cause to be served on the respondent, a decision and order, accompanied by findings of fact and conclusion of law, and any penalty permitted by subsection (c) of this section.

(C) The Department may at any time reissue a certificate of registration to any business enterprise or joint venture whose certificate has been revoked. The Department may consider whether the business enterprise or joint venture should be required to submit satisfactory proof that conditions within the company that led to the violation have been corrected.

(D) The Department shall have the authority to issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and to compel the production of records, papers, and other documents.

(f) The Department may downgrade the certification of registration of a certified business enterprise that ceases to meet the requirements of a particular category of certification; provided that this subsection shall not apply where a certified business enterprise ceases to qualify as a local business enterprise.

(g)(1) A certified business enterprise or certified joint venture may appeal to the Office of Administrative Hearings:

(A) The denial by the Department of an application for certification;

(B) The revocation or change to a previously issued certification; or

(C) An enforcement action taken pursuant to this section.

(2) The Office of Administrative Hearings shall consider the appeal pursuant to Chapter 18A of this title [§ 2-1831.01 et seq.] and Chapter 18 of this title [§ 2-1801.01 et seq.], and to rules promulgated pursuant to those chapters.

(3) The Office of Administrative Hearings shall conduct such hearing based on the record developed by the Department. The decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings shall be the final administrative decision.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2363, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2132(k), 53 DCR 6899; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(i), 54 DCR 7052; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(o), 57 DCR 1485; May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(e), 57 DCR 3006; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(ii), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.75.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192 added subsec. (e).

D.C. Law 17-20, in subsec. (c), substituted “to the Department or to the Commission” for “to the Commission”; and, in subsec. (e), deleted “by the commission” following “denied”.

D.C. Law 18-141 rewrote the section.

D.C. Law 18-159, in subsec. (a-1)(1), substituted “business enterprise” for “person or business enterprise”; in subsec. (b)(1)(A), substituted “the Commission through the Department” for “the Department”; in subsec. (b)(2), substituted “Commission” for “Department” and “Commission” for “Director”; in subsec. (b)(3), substituted “Commission” for “Director”; added subsecs. (b)(4), (5), and (6); and repealed subsec. (d-1), which had read as follows: “(d-1) The Department may at any time reissue a certificate of registration to any firm or joint venture whose certificate has been revoked. The Department may consider whether the firm or joint venture should be required to submit satisfactory proof that conditions within the company that led to the violation have been corrected.”

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2363 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 § 2132(k) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(k) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2132(k) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2062(i) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

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).

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.


§ 2–218.64. Identification of small or certified business enterprises in bids or proposals; false statements on certification; penalties.

(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, a beneficiary, certified business enterprise, certified joint venture, or an individual may not:

(A) Identify a small or certified business enterprise in a bid or proposal unless it:

(i) Has obtained authorization from the small or certified business enterprise to identify the small or certified business enterprise in its bid or proposal;

(ii) Has notified the small or certified business enterprise before execution of the contract of its inclusion in the bid or proposal; and

(iii) Uses the small or certified business enterprise in the performance of the contract; or

(B) Pay the small or certified business enterprise solely for the use of its name in the bid or proposal.

(2) A violation of any provision of this subsection is a felony and is subject to a fine not to exceed $15,000, imprisonment not to exceed 5 years, or both.

(b)(1) A beneficiary, certified business enterprise, certified joint venture, or an individual shall not make false statements about whether a business is certified by the Department as a certified business enterprise or a certified joint venture.

(2) A violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine not to exceed $5,000, imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2364; as added Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(p), 57 DCR 1485; May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(f), 57 DCR 3006; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(jj), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-159 rewrote subsec. (a)(1)(A)(i); and, in subsec. (a)(2), substituted “imprisonment not to exceed 5 years,” for “imprisonment,”. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a)(1)(A)(i) read as follows: “(i) Has requested, received, or otherwise obtained authorization from the certified business enterprise to identify the certified business enterprise in its bid or proposal;”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 rewrote the section.

Emergency Legislation

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).

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.


§ 2–218.65. Certification audits.

The District of Columbia Auditor may conduct random audits of certification files to determine whether the Department followed the requirements set forth in § 2-218.61. The District of Columbia Auditor shall submit findings and recommendations to the Department and the Council.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2365; as added Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(p), 57 DCR 1485.)


Subpart 3A. Stabilization and Job Creation Strategy.

§ 2–218.66. Services to certified business enterprise.

(a) The Department shall provide the following services to certified business enterprises:

(1) Specialized programs to assist certified business enterprises in securing capital and repairing damaged credit;

(2) Informational seminars on securing credit and loans; and

(3) Access to non-traditional financing sources, as well as traditional lending sources.

(b) The Department shall:

(1) Develop a catalog of on-line survival and growth tools and resources that certified business enterprises can access through the Internet or other organizations;

(2) Enter into a memorandum of understanding with a third-party vendor to provide expert consulting and education to assist certified businesses enterprises at risk of failure, including certified business enterprises that are considering filing for bankruptcy;

(3) Develop a formal listing of financing options for business enterprises;

(4) Deliver services that assist workers who become unemployed due to economic fluctuations to begin new businesses; and

(5) Enter into a memorandum of understanding with a third-party vendor to provide one-on-one counseling with potential borrowers to improve financial presentations to lenders.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2366; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(g), 57 DCR 3006.)


§ 2–218.67. Establishment of the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs.

(a) There is established the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs to provide mentoring, education, consulting, and networking services to certified business enterprises within the Department. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs may solicit contributions from the private sector to be used to carry out its functions under this section.

(b)(1) The Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs shall consist of individuals with at least 10 years of experience in the industry.

(2) Individuals serving within the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs shall serve without compensation for their services.

(c) The Director shall:

(1) Ensure that the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs carries out a plan to increase the proportion of persons within the certified business enterprises who are from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds;

(2) Ensure that the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs establishes benchmarks for use in evaluating the performance of its activities and the performance of the individuals serving in the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs, including the following:

(A) The demographic characteristics and the geographic characteristics of persons within the certified business enterprises assisted by the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs;

(B) The hours spent mentoring by individuals within the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs; and

(C) The performance evaluations of the persons or the certified business enterprises assisted by the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs;

(3) Ensure that the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs provides one-on-one advice to certified business enterprises; and

(4) Implement a networking program through the Volunteer Corp of Executives and Entrepreneurs, which provides certified business enterprises with the opportunity to make business contacts in their industry.

(d) The Council shall receive an annual report on the implementation of this section.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2367; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(g), 57 DCR 3006.)


§ 2–218.68. Management and direction.

(a)(1) Beginning with fiscal year 2011, the Department shall develop an annual job creation plan (“Plan”) for using District small business development resources as a catalyst for job creation and submit the Plan to the Council within 45 days of October 1st.

(2) The Plan shall include the Department’s strategy for drawing on existing programs and other available resources. To evaluate the success of the Department’s actions regarding these efforts, the Director shall identify, in consultation with the appropriate personnel from small business development programs, the performance measures and criteria, to include job creation, retention, and retraining goals.

(b)(1) The Department, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of this title [§ 2-501 et seq.], shall issue rules to develop and implement a consistent data collection process to cover all small business development programs in the District.

(2) The data collection process shall include data relating to:

(A) Job creation;

(B) Performance; and

(C) Any other data determined appropriate by the Director.

(c) Beginning with fiscal year 2011, the Director, in consultation with other departments and agencies, shall submit, within 45 days of October 1, an annual report to the Council on opportunities to foster coordination, limit duplication, and improve program delivery for small business development programs.

(d)(1) The Director shall designate a staff member as a community specialist who is responsible for working with local small development service providers to increase coordination with federal resources.

(2) The Director shall develop benchmarks for measuring the performance of the community specialist under this subsection.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2368; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(g), 57 DCR 3006.)


§ 2–218.69. Procurement training and assistance.

The Department shall:

(1) Identify contracts that are suitable for certified business enterprises;

(2) Assist certified business enterprises in identifying and preparing for business opportunities made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, approved February 17, 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-5; 123 Stat. 115), through informational presentations and the dissemination of information; and

(3) Provide technical assistance regarding the District and federal procurement processes, including assisting certified business enterprises to comply with local and federal regulations and bonding requirements.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2369; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(g), 57 DCR 3006.)


Subpart 4. Triennial review and rulemaking.

§ 2–218.71. Triennial review of program and subchapter.

(a) Every 3 years following October 20, 2005, the Department shall submit to the Council and the Mayor the results of an independent evaluation of the certified business enterprise programs. This evaluation shall compare the costs of contracts awarded pursuant to this subchapter to the cost of contracts awarded without use of the set-asides and bid preferences authorized by this subchapter. This evaluation shall also compare economic outcomes such as revenue, tax payments, and employment of District residents for certified business enterprises certified pursuant to part D of this subchapter to economic outcomes for similar firms that are not certified pursuant to part D of this subchapter.

(b) The Department shall review the findings in the triennial report and the goals, intents, and purposes of this subchapter. The Department shall transmit to the Council and the Mayor a report setting forth any recommended amendments to this subchapter.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2371, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(j), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(q), 55 DCR 6107; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(kk), 61 DCR 3892.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-20, in subsec. (a), substituted “pursuant to part D of this subchapter” for “by the Commission”.

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (a), substituted “certified” for “small, local, and disadvantaged”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 substituted “the Council and the Mayor” for “the Council, the Mayor, and the Commission” in (a); substituted “Department” for “Department and the Commission” in the first sentence of (b); and substituted “shall transmit” for “shall, and the Commission may, transmit” in the second sentence of (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2371 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 § 2062(j) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(p) 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(p) 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(p) 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.


§ 2–218.72. Rulemaking authority.

(a) The Mayor shall, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, issue proposed rules to implement this subchapter. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.

(b) Within 120 days after June 10, 2014, the Mayor shall issue rules to implement the amended provisions of this subchapter.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2372, 52 DCR 7503; June 10, 2014, D.C. Law 20-108, § 2(ll), 61 DCR 3892.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.42.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-108 added (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2372 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

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).

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.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority—2014;Department of Small and Local Business Development, see Mayor's Order 2005-136, September 27, 2005 ( 53 DCR 154).

Delegation of Authority pursuant to section 2372 of the Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Act of 2005, see Mayor's Order 2009-58, April 15, 2009 ( 56 DCR 6797).

Resolutions

Resolution 18-267, the “Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contracting Regulations Approval Resolution of 2009”, was approved effective October 6, 2009.


Subpart 5. Financial Assistance.

§ 2–218.75. Small Business Capital Access Fund.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) “Eligible recipient” means a business certified, or eligible to be certified, as a small business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.32 or a disadvantaged business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.33.

(2) “Fund” means the Small Business Capital Access Fund.

(b) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Small Business Capital Access Fund, which shall be used for the following purposes:

(1) To grant the local funds necessary to obtain federal matching funds to establish a procurement technical assistance program in the Department;

(2) To make a one-time grant in an amount of $50,000 to provide operating support to a newly formed business association in Ward 3; and

(3) To provide financial assistance, including grants, loans, and loan guarantees, to eligible recipients.

(c)(1) All funds deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress.

(2) Any penalties assessed by the Department pursuant to § 2-218.48 and any civil penalties imposed pursuant to § 2-218.63(c) and any fees collected pursuant to § 2-218.49a(a-1) shall be collected by the Department and deposited into the Fund.

(d) Preference for financial assistance shall be given to:

(1) Eligible recipients that are certified as a small business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.32, a disadvantaged business enterprise pursuant to § 2-218.33, or a resident-owned business enterprises pursuant to § 2-218.35; or

(2) Eligible recipients that serve, or whose principal office is located in:

(A) A DC Main Street corridor; or

(B) Repealed;

(C) Another area identified by the Mayor for economic development or commercial revitalization.

(e) Within 90 days of September 18, 2007, the Mayor shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section. The Mayor shall submit the proposed rules to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution, within the 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2375; as added Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 2062(e), 54 DCR 7052; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 3, 55 DCR 6107; Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 2022, 55 DCR 7598; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 216, 56 DCR 1117; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2231, 57 DCR 181; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-357, § 2(b), 58 DCR 763; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 9017(b), 61 DCR 9990; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 2002, 62 DCR 10905.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.49a.

This section is referenced in § 2-218.62, § 2-218.63, and § 2- 218.65.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-207, in subsec. (c)(2), made an amendment that resulted in no change in text; redesignated the former second subsection designated as (c) as subsec. (d); and redesignated former subsec. (d) as subsec. (e).

D.C. Law 17-219 rewrote subsec. (b), which had read as follows: “(b) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Small Business Micro Loan Fund, which shall be used solely to provide financial assistance, including loans and loan guarantees, to eligible recipients.”

D.C. Law 17-353 validated previously made technical corrections in subsecs. (c)(2), (d), and (e).

D.C. Law 18-111, in subsec. (a)(1), substituted “or disadvantaged” for “and disadvantaged”; and rewrote subsec. (b)(2), which had read as follows: “(2) To make a one-time grant in an amount of $120,000 to be divided equally among the D.C. Main Streets Programs that are in good standing and have letters of agreement with the Department of Small and Local Business Development that expire by September 30, 2008 for expenditures related to personnel, accounting, and auditor services; and to make a one-time grant in an amount of $10,000 to the Latino Economic Development Corporation for the printing of the Think Local First print directory that supports local businesses in the District; and”.

D.C. Law 18-357, in subsec. (b), substituted “used” for “used solely”; and, in subsec. (c)(2), substituted “and any fees collected pursuant to § 2-218.49a(a-1) shall be collected by the Department and deposited into the Fund” for “shall be collected by the Department and deposited into the Fund”.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction.

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 added “or” at the end of (d)(2)(A); and repealed (d)(2)(B).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 rewrote the section heading and (a); substituted “Small Business Capital Access Fund” for “Small Business Micro Loan Fund” in (b); and rewrote (d)(1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2062(e) of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3 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 § 3 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 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Small Business Micro Loan Fund Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-106, June 18, 2009, 56 DCR 4927).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2231 of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2231 of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2242 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Alternative Equity Payment Allocation Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-589, October 20, 2010, 57 DCR 10143).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Alternative Equity Payment Allocation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-1, February 2, 2011, 58 DCR 1236).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see §§ 9017(b) and 9029 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) amendment of this section, see §§ 9017(b) and 9029 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) amendment of this section, see § 9017(b) 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).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2002 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3 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).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2021 of D.C. Law 17-219 provided that subtitle I of title II of the act may be cited as the “Small Business Micro Loan Fund Amendment Act of 2008”.

Short title: Section 2230 of D.C. Law 18-111 provided that subtitle X of title II of the act may be cited as the “Small Business Micro Fund Amendment Act of 2009”.

Editor's Notes

Section 9029 of D.C. Law 20-155 provided that the amendment by § 9017(b) of the act shall apply as of September 30, 2014.


§ 2–218.76. Commercial Revitalization Assistance Fund. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2376; as added Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 2242, 57 DCR 6242; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 2143, 59 DCR 8025; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 9021(a), 61 DCR 9990.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1215.20.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 added “provided, that the Fund shall not be used to provide commercial Clean Team services within a geographic area that is subject to a Business Improvement District, as defined in § 2-1215.02(7); except, that beginning in fiscal year 2013, the commercial Clean Team services shall include service in the vicinity of the intersection of Minnesota Avenue, S.E., and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.” in (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see §§ 9021(a) and 9029 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 this section, see § 9021(a) 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 this section, see § 9021(a) 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).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2241 of D.C. Law 18-223 provided that subtitle U of title II of the act may be cited as the “Commercial Revitalization Segregated Fund Amendment Act of 2010”.

Editor's Notes

Section 9029 of D.C. Law 20-155 provided that the repeal by § 9021 of the act shall apply as of September 30, 2014.


Part E. Repealers.

§ 2–218.81. [Reserved].


§ 2–218.82. Repealers.

(a) Sections 2-215.03, 2-215.04, and 2-215.11 are repealed.

(b) Subchapter IX of Chapter 2 of Title 2 [§ 2-217.01 et seq.] is repealed.

(c) An order, rule, or regulation in effect under a law repealed by this section shall remain in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this subtitle [Subtitle N of Title II of D.C. Law 16-33, §§ 2301 to 2391], until repealed, amended, or superseded.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2382, 52 DCR 7503.)

Cross References

License fee exemption, supermarket developments, see § 47-2827.

Property exempt from taxation, supermarket developments, see § 47-1002.

Washington convention center authority, general powers, see § 10-1202.03.


Subchapter X. First Source Employment.

Part A. General.

§ 2–219.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Beneficiary” means:

(A) The signatory to a contract executed by the Mayor which involves any District of Columbia government funds, or funds which, in accordance with a federal grant or otherwise, the District government administers and which details the number and description of all jobs created by a government-assisted project or contract for which the beneficiary is required to use the First Source Register;

(B) A recipient of a District government economic development action including contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements, land transfers for redevelopment, or tax increment financing that results in a financial benefit of $300,000 or more from an agency, commission, instrumentality, or other entity of the District government, including a financial or banking institution which serves as the repository for $1 million or more of District of Columbia funds.

(C) A retail or commercial tenant that is a direct recipient of a District government economic development action, including contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements, land transfers for public redevelopment, or tax increment financing in excess of $300,000.

(2) “Employment agreement” means the contract referred to in paragraph (1) of this section.

(3) “All jobs” means any union and non-union managerial, nonmanagerial professional, nonprofessional, technical or nontechnical position including: clerical and sales occupations, service occupations, processing occupations, machine trade occupations, bench work occupations, structural work occupations, agricultural, fishery, forestry, and related occupations, and any other occupations as the Department of Employment Services may identify in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, United States Department of Labor.

(4) “First Source Register” means the Department of Employment Services Automated Applicant Files, which consists of the names of unemployed District residents registered with the Department of Employment Services.

(5) “Government-assisted project or contract” means any construction or non-construction project or contract receiving funds or resources from the District of Columbia, or funds or resources which, in accordance with a federal grant or otherwise, the District of Columbia government administers, including contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements or exemptions, land transfers, land disposition and development agreements, tax increment financing, or any combination thereof, that is valued at $300,000 or more.

(6) “Unemployed District resident” means:

(A) Any unemployed resident of the District of Columbia who does not receive unemployment compensation benefits pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 51, and who lives within the boundaries of the advisory neighborhood commission in which the government-assisted project or contract is located;

(B) Any unemployed resident of the District of Columbia who does not receive unemployment compensation benefits pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 51; or

(C) Any other unemployed resident of the District of Columbia.

(7) “Hard to employ” means a District resident who is confirmed by a District of Columbia government agency as:

(A) An ex-offender who has been released from prison within the last 10 years;

(B) A participant of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program;

(C) A participant of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program;

(D) Living with a permanent disability verified by the Social Security Administration or District vocational rehabilitation program;

(E) Unemployed for 6 months or more in the last 12-month period;

(F) Homeless;

(G) A participant or graduate of the Transitional Employment Program established by § 32-1331; or

(H) An individual who qualified for inclusion in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program as certified by the Department of Employment Services.

(8) “Direct labor costs” means all costs, including wages and benefits, associated with the hiring and employment of personnel assigned to a process in which payroll expenses are traced to the units of output and are included in the cost of goods sold.

(9) “Indirect labor costs” means all costs, including wages and benefits, that are part of operating expenses and are associated with the hiring and employment of personnel assigned to tasks other than producing products.

(10) “Workforce Act” means the Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of the First Source Amendment Act of 2011 [D.C. Law 19-84].


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 2, 31 DCR 2545; Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-175, § 2, 32 DCR 746; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-210, § 2(a), 40 DCR 19; June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 302(a), 53 DCR 2602; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 113, 56 DCR 1117; Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(a), 58 DCR 11170.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1161.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-218.50, § 2-219.03, § 2-219.32, § 2-219.33, § 2-219.34, § 2-353.01, § 6-1504, § 10-1601.04, § 10-1601.05, and § 47-1818.07.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-118 rewrote par. (1), which had read as follows: “(1) ‘Beneficiary’ means the signator to a contract executed by the Mayor which involves any District of Columbia government funds, or funds which, in accordance with a federal grant or otherwise, the District of Columbia government administers, or the applicant for any street or alley closing pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 9, and which details the number and description of all jobs created by a government-assisted project for which the beneficiary is required to use the First Source Register.”

D.C. Law 17-353 validated a previously made technical correction in the lead-in language.

D.C. Law 19-84 rewrote pars. (1) and (5); in par. (3), substituted “union and non-union managerial, nonmanagerial” for “managerial, nonmanagerial,”; in par. (6), substituted “government-assisted project or contract” for “government-assisted project”; and added pars. (7) to (10).

Cross References

Economic development zone incentives, businesses qualifying for tax incentives, see § 6-1504.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Workforce Intermediary Task Force Establishment Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-131, August 2, 2011, 58 DCR 6789).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Workforce Intermediary Task Force Establishment Second Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-167, October 11, 2011, 58 DCR 8900).

Temporary Legislation

Section 2 of D.C. Law 19-55 added a section to read as follows:

“Sec. 2. Establishment of Workforce Intermediary Task Force.

“(a)(1) By November 1, 2011, the Mayor shall establish a Workforce Intermediary Task Force (”Task Force“) to review best practices for workforce intermediary programs.

“(2) The Task Force shall review similar programs implemented by the governments of Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and any other cities that have implemented similar programs.

“(3) By January 15, 2012, the Task Force shall recommend to the Mayor and the Council a Workforce Intermediary Program (”Program“) for the District. The recommendation shall include a review of:

“(A) The industries, in addition to the construction industry, that should be a focal point of the Program because they are frequently required to enter into first source agreements;

“(B) What would be a reasonable operating budget for the Program, including a cap on administrative costs;

“(C) What would be a reasonable funding mechanism for the Program;

“(D) How the Program would collaborate with multiple District government agencies and community-based organizations to serve job-ready residents as well as residents needing job-training services or adult basic education services;

“(E) The specific performance metrics that should be used to assess the performance of the Program’s process and outcomes;

“(F) The baseline data that would be needed to isolate, to the fullest extent possible, the effects of the Program;

“(G) The type of governance structure that would work best for establishing the Program and for the ongoing operations of the Program; and

“(H) What programmatic and statutory recommendations would be necessary regarding how the Program will interact with the District’s First Source Register program.

“(b)(1) The recommendations shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. Upon receipt of the recommendations, the Council shall hold a public roundtable or hearing. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the recommendations, in whole or in part, by resolution within the 45-day review period, the recommendations shall be deemed disapproved.

“(2) If the recommendations are disapproved by the Council, the Council’s Committee on Housing and Workforce Development shall transmit a report to the Task Force citing the Council’s concerns and the Task Force shall have 30 days to review the report and re-submit its new recommendations to the Mayor and the Council for approval pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection.

“(c) The Task Force shall consist of the following 17 members:

“(1) The Mayor, or his designee;

“(2) The Chairman of the Council, or his designee;

“(3) The Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Workforce Development, or his designee;

“(4) The Director of the Department of Employment Services;

“(5) The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, or his designee;

“(6) The Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Council;

“(7) Two members of the District business community who represent industries that are frequently subject to first source agreements, appointed by the Mayor;

“(8) Two members of the District business community who represent industries that are frequently subject to first source agreements, appointed by the Chairman of the Council;

“(9) A representative of a District job training or education provider, appointed by the Mayor;

“(10) A representative of a District job training or education provider, appointed by the Chairman of the Council;

“(11) Two representatives of organized labor, appointed by the Mayor;

“(12) A representative of organized labor, appointed by the Chairman of the Council;

“(13) A representative of the District philanthropic community or an organization focused on workforce development research, appointed by the Mayor; and

“(14) A representative of the District philanthropic community or an organization focused on workforce development research, appointed by the Chairman of the Council.

“(d) The Mayor and the Chairman of the Council shall serve as co-chairs of the Task Force.

“(e) The director of each District agency and instrumentality that engages in capital construction shall advise and assist the Task Force.”

Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 19-55 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority pursuant to D.C. Law 16-118, the “Way to Work Amendment Act of 2006”, see Mayor’s Order 2006-122, September 27, 2006 ( 53 DCR 9313).

Delegation of Additional Functions relating to First Source Employment Compliance to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, see Mayor’s Order 2011-47, February 23, 2011 ( 58 DCR 1665).


§ 2–219.02. First Source Register created.

(a) The Mayor shall maintain a First Source Register. The First Source Register is the Department of Employment Services Automated Applicant File, which consists of the names of unemployed District residents registered with the Department of Employment Services.

(b) In compiling and maintaining the First Source Register the Mayor shall contact community organizations, advisory neighborhood commissions, civic and citizen associations, and project area committees for names of unemployed District residents.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 3, 31 DCR 2545; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-210, § 2(b), 40 DCR 19.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1162.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-93, see Mayor’s Order 86-66, April 22, 1986.


§ 2–219.03. Employment agreements required.

(a) The Mayor shall include for every government-assisted project or contract a requirement that the beneficiary enter into an employment agreement with the District of Columbia government which states that:

(1) The first source for finding employees to fill all jobs created by the government-assisted project or contract will be the First Source Register; and

(2) The first source for finding employees to fill any vacancy occurring in all jobs covered by an employment agreement will be the First Source Register.

(b) In selecting unemployed District residents from the First Source Register for interviews for all jobs covered by each employment agreement, the Mayor shall:

(1) Give first preference to unemployed District residents pursuant to § 2-219.01(6)(A); and

(2) Give second preference to unemployed District residents pursuant to § 2-219.01(6)(B).

(c) The Mayor shall transmit each employment agreement to the Department of Employment Services no less than 7 calendar days in advance of the project or contract start date, whichever is later, and no work associated with the relevant government assistance can begin on a project or contract until the employment agreement has been accepted by the Department of Employment Services.

(d) Repealed.

(e)(1)(A) The Mayor shall include in each government-assisted project or contract that receives government assistance totaling between $300,000 and $5,000,000, a provision that at least 51% of the new employees hired to work on the project or contract shall be District residents. Collective bargaining agreements shall not be the basis for a waiver from this requirement.

(B) Prior to the employment agreement being accepted by the Department of Employment Services, each beneficiary covered by this paragraph shall choose whether the 51% of the new employees hired shall be:

(i) Cumulative of all new hires, including those made by all subcontractors at any tier who work on the project or contract; or

(ii) Met by each beneficiary covered by this paragraph and each individual subcontractor at any tier who works on the project or contract.

(C) Each beneficiary covered by this paragraph shall submit to the Department of Employment Services each month following the start of the project or contract a hiring compliance report for the project or contract that includes the:

(i) Number of employees who worked on the project or contract;

(ii) Number of current employees transferred;

(iii) Number of new job openings created;

(iv) Number of job openings created by employee attrition;

(v) Number of job openings listed with the Department of Employment Services;

(vi) Total monthly direct and indirect labor costs associated with the project or contract;

(vii) Total number of all District residents hired for the reporting period and the cumulative total number of District residents hired; and

(viii) Total number of all employees hired for the reporting period and the cumulative total number of employees hired, including each employee’s:

(I) Name;

(II) Social security number;

(III) Job title;

(IV) Hire date;

(V) Residence; and

(VI) Referral source for all new hires.

(D)(i) Government-assisted construction projects or contracts covered by this paragraph shall be subject to the hiring and reporting requirements set forth in this paragraph until construction is completed and a final certificate of occupancy has been issued.

(ii) Government-assisted non-construction projects or contracts covered by this paragraph shall be subject to the hiring and reporting requirements set forth in this paragraph for as long as the benefit is being received.

(iii) A retail or commercial tenant that is a beneficiary as defined under § 2-219.01(1)(C) and is covered by this paragraph shall be subject to the hiring and reporting requirements set forth in this paragraph for 5 years following the commencement of the tenant’s initial lease date.

(1A)(A) The Mayor shall include in each government-assisted construction project or contract that receives government assistance totaling $5 million or more, a provision requiring that:

(i) At least 20% of journey worker hours by trade shall be performed by District residents;

(ii) At least 60% of apprentice hours by trade shall be performed by District residents;

(iii) At least 51% of the skilled laborer hours by trade shall be performed by District residents; and

(iv) At least 70% of common laborer hours shall be performed by District residents.

(B) Collective bargaining agreements shall not be a basis for a waiver from this requirement.

(C) As part of the employment plan required by subparagraph (F)(ii) of this paragraph, each beneficiary covered by this paragraph shall choose whether all residency work requirements shall be:

(i) Cumulative of all hours worked, including those hours worked by subcontractors at any tier who work on the project or contract; or

(ii) Met by each beneficiary covered by this paragraph and each individual subcontractor at any tier who works on the project or contract.

(D) Each month following the start of the project or contract, beneficiaries covered by this paragraph shall submit to the Department of Employment Services copies of their monthly and cumulative certified payrolls, monthly and cumulative certified payrolls from all subcontractors at any tier working on the project or contract, as well as a report of the total monthly direct and indirect labor costs associated with the project or contract.

(E) Government-assisted construction projects or contracts covered by this paragraph shall be subject to the hiring and reporting requirements set forth in this paragraph until construction is completed and a final certificate of occupancy has been issued.

(F)(i) Bids and proposals responding to a solicitation for a government-assisted project or contract covered by this paragraph shall include an initial employment plan outlining the bidder or offeror’s strategy to meet the local hiring requirements as part of its response to the solicitation. These plans shall be evaluated and scored by the Mayor based on the criteria listed in sub-sub-subparagraphs (I), (II), and (III) of this sub-subparagraph. The evaluation shall be worth 10% of the overall score of the bid or proposal. The employment plan shall include the following:

(I) Descriptions of the health and retirement benefits provided to employees who worked on any of the bidder or offeror’s past 3 completed projects or contracts;

(II) A description of the bidder or offeror’s efforts to provide District residents with ongoing employment and training opportunities after they complete work on the job for which they were initially hired; and

(III) A disclosure of past compliance with the Workforce Act and the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931, approved March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1494; 40 U.S.C. § 3141 et seq.) (“Davis-Bacon Act”), where applicable, on projects or contracts completed within the last 2 years.

(ii) The winning bidder or offeror shall submit a revised employment plan to the Mayor for approval prior to beginning work associated with the relevant government project or contract. The employment plan shall include:

(I) A projection of the total number of hours to be worked on the project or contract by trade;

(II) A projection of the total number of journey worker hours, by trade, to be worked on the project or contract and the total number of journey worker hours, by trade, to be worked by District residents;

(III) A projection of the total number of apprentice hours, by trade, to be worked on the project or contract and the total number of apprentice hours, by trade, to be worked by District residents;

(IV) A projection of the total number of skilled laborer hours, by trade, to be worked on the project or contract and the total number of skilled laborer hours, by trade, to be worked by District residents;

(V) A projection of the total number of common laborer hours to be worked on the project or contract and the total number of common laborer hours to be worked by District residents;

(VI) A timetable outlining the total hours worked by trade over the life of the project or contract and an associated hiring schedule;

(VII) Descriptions of the skill requirements by job title or position, including industry-recognized certifications required for the different positions;

(VIII) A strategy to fill the hours required to be worked by District residents pursuant to this paragraph, including a component on communicating these requirements to contractors and subcontractors and a component on potential community outreach partnerships with the University of the District of Columbia, the University of the District of Columbia Community College, the Department of Employment Services, Jointly Funded Apprenticeship Programs, or other government-approved, community-based job training providers;

(IX) A remediation strategy to ameliorate any problems associated with meeting these hiring requirements, including any problems encountered with contractors and subcontractors;

(X) The designation of a senior official from the general contractor who will be responsible for implementing the hiring and reporting requirements;

(XI) Descriptions of the health and retirement benefits that will be provided to District residents working on the project or contract;

(XII) A strategy to ensure that District residents who work on the project or contract receive ongoing employment and training opportunities after they complete work on the job for which they were initially hired and a review of past practices in continuing to employ District residents from one project or contract to the next;

(XIII) A strategy to hire graduates of District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia public charter schools, and community-based job training providers, and hard-to-employ residents; and

(XIV) A disclosure of past compliance with the Workforce Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, where applicable, and the bidder or offeror’s general District-resident hiring practices on projects or contracts completed within the last 2 years.

(iii) The Mayor shall require all beneficiaries of government-assisted projects or contracts covered by this paragraph that are not awarded through the contracting process to develop and submit to the Department of Employment Services the employment plan required in sub-subparagraph (ii) of this subparagraph.

(iv) Once approved, the employment plan required by sub-subparagraph (ii) of this subparagraph shall not be amended except with the approval of the Mayor.

(G) For the purpose of calculating hours worked by District residents, beneficiaries covered by this paragraph may receive double credit for hours worked by District residents who are certified by the Department of Employment Services as hard to employ as long as they include the resident’s hard-to-employ certification as part of the monthly reporting. No more than 15% of the total hours worked by District residents may be comprised of double-credit hours.

(H) For the purpose of calculating hours worked by District residents, beneficiaries covered by this paragraph may count any hours worked by District residents on other completed projects or contracts subject to and in excess of the Workforce Act’s hiring requirements that are certified by the Mayor.

(I) Within one year of February 24, 2012, the Mayor shall review the hiring and reporting requirements set forth by this paragraph to determine the appropriateness of each percentage and make relevant findings of the determination in a report to the Council. After the initial submission of this report the Mayor shall regularly, but at least once every 3 years, conduct a new review of the hiring and reporting requirements set forth by this paragraph to determine the appropriateness of each percentage and make relevant findings of the determination in a report to the Council.

(J) The Department of Employment Services shall consider requests from beneficiaries to recommend to the D.C. Apprenticeship Council to alter the ratio of journey worker to apprentice positions as long as the request does not jeopardize the quality or safety of the project or contract and there is a compelling District-resident hiring rationale.

(1B)(A) Within one year of February 24, 2012, the Mayor shall issue rules establishing enhanced hiring and reporting requirements for government-assisted non-construction projects or contracts that receive government assistance totaling $5 million or more.

(B)(i) These rules shall include industry-specific requirements by percentage of total hours worked for full-time and part-time hourly wage employees and by percentage of full-time and part-time salaried employees, broken out by job category. The proposed rules shall also establish the length of time that these projects or contracts shall comply with the hiring and reporting requirements.

(ii) The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, by resolution, within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed disapproved.

(iii) Until the final rules have been adopted after approval by the Council pursuant to this paragraph and paragraph (1C)(F) of this subsection, government-assisted non-construction projects or contracts that receive government assistance totaling $5 million or more shall be subject to the hiring and reporting requirements set forth in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(1C)(A) Once final rules have been adopted after Council approval pursuant to paragraph (1B) of this subsection and subparagraph (F) of this paragraph, the Mayor shall include these District hiring and reporting requirements in each government-assisted non-construction project or contract that receives government assistance totaling $5 million or more. These government-assisted non-construction projects or contracts shall be subject to the procedures set forth in this paragraph.

(B)(i) Bids and proposals responding to a solicitation for a government-assisted project or contract covered by this paragraph shall include an initial employment plan outlining the bidder or offeror’s strategy to meet the local hiring requirements as part of its response to the solicitation. These plans shall be evaluated and scored by the Mayor based on the criteria listed in sub-sub-subparagraphs (I), (II), and (III) of this sub-subparagraph. The evaluation shall be worth 10% of the overall score of the bid or proposal. The employment plan shall include the following:

(I) Descriptions of the health and retirement benefits provided to employees who worked on any of the bidder or offeror’s past 3 completed projects or contracts;

(II) A description of the bidder or offeror’s efforts to provide District residents with ongoing employment, training, and career advancement opportunities; and

(III) A disclosure of past compliance with the Workforce Act, where applicable, on projects or contracts completed within the past 2 years.

(ii) The winning bidder or offeror shall submit a revised employment plan to the Mayor for approval, before beginning work associated with the project or contract. The revised employment plan shall include:

(I) A projection of the total number of hours to be worked by full-time and part-time hourly wage employees on an annual basis by job category and the total number of hours to be worked by full-time and part-time hourly wage employees who are District residents;

(II) A projection of the total number of full-time and part-time salaried employees on an annual basis by job category and the total number of full-time and part-time salaried employees that will be District residents;

(III) A timetable outlining the total hours worked by full-time and part-time hourly wage employees by job category and the total number of full-time and part-time salaried employees by job category over the duration of the life of the hiring requirements set forth by the Department of Employment Services and an associated hiring schedule which predicts when specific job openings will be available;

(IV) Descriptions of the skill requirements, including industry-recognized certifications required for the different positions;

(V) A strategy to fill the District-resident hiring requirements, including whether the bidder plans to pursue potential community outreach partnerships with the University of the District of Columbia, the University of the District of Columbia Community College, the Department of Employment Services, or other government-approved, community-based job training providers;

(VI) A remediation strategy to ameliorate any problems associated with meeting these hiring requirements;

(VII) The designation of a senior official from the beneficiary who will be responsible for implementing the hiring and reporting requirements;

(VIII) Descriptions of the health and retirement benefits that will be provided to District residents working on the project or contract;

(IX) A strategy to hire graduates of District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia public charter schools, and community-based job training providers, and hard-to-employ residents; and

(X) A disclosure of past compliance with the Workforce Act, where applicable, and the bidder or offeror’s general District hiring practices on projects or contracts completed within the past 2 years.

(iii) The Mayor shall require all beneficiaries of government-assisted projects or contracts covered by this paragraph that are not awarded through the contracting process to develop and submit to the Department of Employment Services the employment plan required in sub-subparagraph (ii) of this subparagraph.

(iv) Once approved, the employment plan required by sub-subparagraph (ii) of this subparagraph shall not be amended except with the approval of the Mayor.

(C) For the purpose of calculating hours worked and full-time and part-time salaried positions filled by District residents, beneficiaries covered by this paragraph may receive double credit for hours worked and for full-time and part-time salaried positions filled by District residents who are certified by the Department of Employment Services as hard to employ as long as they include the resident’s hard-to-employ certification as part of the monthly reporting. No more than 15% of the total hours worked and full-time and part-time salaried positions filled by hard-to-employ District residents may be comprised of double-credit hours or double-credit full-time and part-time salaried positions.

(D) For the purpose of calculating hours worked and full-time and part-time salaried positions filled by District residents, beneficiaries covered by this paragraph may count any hours worked and full-time and part-time salaried positions filled by District residents on other completed projects or contracts subject to and in excess of the Workforce Act’s hiring requirements that are certified by the Mayor.

(E) Within one year of the effective date of the rules approved by the Council pursuant to paragraph (1B) of this subsection, the Mayor shall review the hiring and reporting requirements set forth by this paragraph to determine the appropriateness of each percentage and make relevant findings of the determination in a report submitted to the Council. After the initial submission of this report the Mayor shall regularly, but at least once every 3 years, conduct a new review of the hiring and reporting requirements set forth by this paragraph to determine the appropriateness of each percentage and make relevant findings of the determination in a report submitted to the Council.

(F) Within 90 days of the effective date of the rules approved by the Council pursuant to paragraph (1B) of this subsection, the Mayor shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this paragraph. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.

(2) With the submission of the final request for payment from the District, the beneficiary shall:

(A) Document in a report to the Mayor its compliance with paragraph (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection; or

(B) Submit a request to the Mayor for a waiver of compliance with paragraphs (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection, which shall include the following documentation:

(i) Material supporting a good-faith effort to comply;

(ii) Referrals provided by the Department of Employment Services and other referral sources; and

(iii) Advertisement of job openings listed with the Department of Employment Services and other referral sources.

(3)(A) The Mayor may waive the provisions of paragraph (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection if the Mayor finds that:

(i) The Department of Employment Services has certified that a good-faith effort to comply has been demonstrated by the beneficiary;

(ii)(I) The beneficiary is located outside of the Washington Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area;

(II) None of the contract work is performed inside the Washington Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area;

(III) The beneficiary published each job opening or part-time work needed for 7 calendar days in a District newspaper of city-wide circulation; and

(IV) The Department of Employment Services certifies that there are insufficient eligible applicants from the First Source Register that possess the skills required by the positions, or the eligible applicants are not available for part-time work or do not have a means to travel to the onsite job; or

(iii) The beneficiary enters into a special workforce development training or placement arrangement with the Department of Employment Services.

(B) The Department of Employment Services shall consider the following when making a determination of a good-faith effort to comply:

(i) Whether the Department of Employment Services has certified that there is an insufficient number of District residents in the labor market who possess the skills required to fill the positions that were created as a result of the project or contract;

(ii) Whether the beneficiary posted the jobs on the Department of Employment Services job website for a minimum of 10 calendar days;

(iii) Whether the beneficiary posted each job opening or part-time work needed in a District newspaper with city-wide circulation for a minimum of 7 calendar days;

(iv) Whether the beneficiary has substantially complied with the relevant monthly reporting requirements set forth in this section;

(v) For government-assisted projects or contracts covered by paragraph (1A) or (1C) of this subsection, whether the beneficiary has submitted and substantially complied with its most recent employment plan that has been approved by the Department of Employment Services; and

(vi) Any additional documented efforts.

(4)(A) Willful breach of the employment agreement, or failure to submit the required hiring compliance report pursuant to paragraph (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection, or deliberate submission of falsified data, shall be enforced by the Mayor through the imposition of a monetary fine of 5% of the total amount of the direct and indirect labor costs of the project or contract, in addition to other penalties provided by law.

(B) Failure to meet the required hiring requirements pursuant to paragraph (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection or failure to receive a good-faith waiver pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection may result in the Mayor imposing a penalty equal to 1/8 of 1% of the total amount of the direct and indirect labor costs of the project or contract for each percentage by which the beneficiary fails to meet the hiring requirements.

(C) Upon a second violation within a 10-year time frame of the required hiring or reporting requirements set forth within paragraphs (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection or failure to receive a good-faith waiver pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection, the Mayor shall debar a person or entity from consideration for award of contracts or subcontracts with the District of Columbia for a period of not more than 5 years.

(D) Upon a second violation within a 10-year time frame of the required hiring or reporting requirements set forth within paragraphs (1), (1A), (1B), or (1C) of this subsection or failure to receive a good-faith waiver pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection, the Mayor may deem a person or entity ineligible of consideration for government-assisted projects with the District of Columbia for a period of not more than 5 years.

(5) The beneficiary may appeal any decision of the Mayor regarding a contract pursuant to paragraph (4) of this subsection to the Contract Appeals Board. For those projects that are not awarded through the contracting process, the Mayor shall establish by rule an administrative appeals process that allows the beneficiary to appeal any decision of the Mayor pursuant to paragraph (4) of this subsection.

(6) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to government-assisted projects or contracts entered into prior to September 6, 2001.

(f) Nonprofit organizations with 50 employees or less shall be exempt from subsection (e) of this section.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 4, 31 DCR 2545; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-210, § 2(c), 40 DCR 19; Sept. 6, 2001, D.C. Law 14-24, § 2, 48 DCR 5793; Apr. 8, 2005, D.C. Law 15-295, § 3, 52 DCR 1479; Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(b), 58 DCR 11170.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1163.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-219.05, § 2-219.34, § 2-1209.08, § 2-1212.01, § 8-1778.47, § 10-801, § 10-1202.42, § 47-1818.07, § 47-4652, and § 47-4656.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-24 added subsecs. (c) to (f).

D.C. Law 15-295 rewrote subsec. (f) which had reads follows: “(f) Nonprofit organizations shall be exempt from subsection (e) of this section.”

D.C. Law 19-84, in subsec. (a), substituted “government-assisted project or contract” for “government-assisted project”; rewrote subsecs. (c) and (e); and repealed subsec. (d).

Cross References

Business and economic development, tenant businesses in “business incubator” program, execution of first source employment agreements, see § 2-1209.08.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-93, see Mayor’s Order 86-66, April 22, 1986.


§ 2–219.03a. Special hiring agreements.

(a) Whenever the Mayor determines that the goal of increasing employment opportunities for District residents may be better served by establishing hiring goals in specific job categories for specific government-assisted projects or contracts, the Mayor may enter into agreements with beneficiaries or their contractors and subcontractors to provide for increased hiring in specific job categories. Compliance with this agreement shall be deemed compliance with the requirements of this part. Non-compliance with this agreement shall be treated in the same manner as a violation of any other requirement of this part.

(b) The Mayor may direct the Director of each District agency, the Chief Procurement Officer, or each District contracting officer to develop and report on performance goals for each District agency in furtherance of the objectives of this part.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 4a; as added June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 302(b), 53 DCR 2602; Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(c), 58 DCR 11170.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-84 substituted “government-assisted project or contract” for “government-assisted project”.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority pursuant to D.C. Law 16-118, the “Way to Work Amendment Act of 2006”, see Mayor’s Order 2006-122, September 27, 2006 ( 53 DCR 9313).


§ 2–219.04. Reports.

The Mayor shall submit a semiannual report to the Council of the District of Columbia on January 31st and July 31st of each year. The report shall include, for each preceding 6-month period:

(1) The number of government-assisted projects or contracts for which employment agreements were executed;

(2) The number of jobs that result from employment agreements;

(3) The number of District residents actually employed in government-assisted projects or contracts; and

(4) The number of names of unemployed District residents on the First Source Register.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 5, 31 DCR 2545; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-159, § 5, 32 DCR 30; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-210, § 2(d), 40 DCR 19; Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(d), 58 DCR 11170.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1164.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-84 substituted “government-assisted project or contract” for “government-assisted project”.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-93, see Mayor’s Order 86-66, April 22, 1986.


§ 2–219.04a. Modernization of First Source recordkeeping.

Within 120 days of February 24, 2012, the Department of Employment Services shall provide public access on its website to all employment agreements entered into in 2009 through the present and shall make available online all future employment agreements, their status of compliance, and the project or contract’s assigned Contracting Officer or First Source Compliance Officer and their contact information.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 5a; as added Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(e), 58 DCR 11170.)


§ 2–219.04b. Establishment of a workforce intermediary pilot program.

(a)(1) By April 1, 2012, the Mayor shall establish a workforce intermediary pilot program for Fiscal Year 2012 based on Council and Mayor-approved recommendations made by the Workforce Intermediary Task Force established by the Workforce Intermediary Task Force Establishment Second Emergency Act of 2011, effective October 18, 2011 (D.C. Act 19-167; 58 DCR 8900), or succeeding legislation.

(2) The workforce intermediary pilot program shall act as an intermediary between employers and training providers to provide employers with qualified District resident job applicants.

(3) The workforce intermediary pilot program shall have a start-up budget not to exceed $2 million, which shall be funded by all funds deposited in the District of Columbia Jobs Trust Fund (“Fund”), established in § 2-219.04c, and other existing local funds.

(4) Thirty days before the end of the pilot program, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, in consultation with the Department of Employment Services and the workforce intermediary, shall develop a progress report and recommendations for continued operations of the workforce intermediary that take into account the Council and Mayor-approved recommendations made by the Workforce Intermediary Task Force.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 5b; as added Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(e), 58 DCR 11170.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-219.04c.


§ 2–219.04c. Establishment of the District of Columbia Jobs Trust Fund.

(a) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the District of Columbia Jobs Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the Department of Employment Services. The funds in the Fund shall be used solely for the purpose of establishing and operating the workforce intermediary pilot program, established in § 2-219.04b, or any succeeding program. The following shall be deposited into the Fund:

(1) Voluntary and negotiated contributions and donations, including past contributions for similar purposes that have yet to be collected or expended; and

(2) All outstanding monetary fines for breach of this part.

(b) All funds deposited into the Fund, and any interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (a) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 5c; as added Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(e), 58 DCR 11170; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2042, 65 DCR 9388.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-219.04b.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2042 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2042 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


§ 2–219.05. Rules.

(a)(1) Except as provided in § 2-219.03(e)(1B) and (1C), within 180 days of February 24, 2012, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of this title [§ 2-501 et seq.], shall issue rules to implement the provisions of the Workforce Act.

(2) The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the rules shall be deemed approved.

(b) Any subsequent rules issued by the Mayor to implement the provisions of this part shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review in accordance with subsection (a)(2) of this section.


(June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5-93, § 6, 31 DCR 2545; Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-84, § 2(f), 58 DCR 11170.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1165.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-84 rewrote the section, which formerly read:

“The Mayor shall issue rules to carry out the purposes of this part not later than 60 days after June 29, 1984.”

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-93, see Mayor’s Order 86-66, April 22, 1986.


Part B. First Source Compliance.

§ 2–219.31. Short title.

This part may be cited as the “First Source Compliance Act of 2008”.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1018, 55 DCR 7598.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of D.C. Law 17-219, § 1023, see § 201(a) of Fiscal Year 2009 Balanced Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-572, December 2, 2008, 55 DCR 12452).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 201(a) of Fiscal Year 2009 Balanced Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-13, February 23, 2009, 56 DCR 1920).


§ 2–219.32. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Office of First Source Compliance.

(2) “Office” means the Office of First Source Compliance.

(3) “First Source Employment Agreement” means the requirements of part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.].


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1019, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.33. Establishment of the Office of First Source Compliance.

Pursuant to § 1-204.04(b), the Council establishes, as of October 1, 2008, the Office of First Source Compliance, as a single administrative unit within the Department of Employment Services, to enforce, monitor, and ensure compliance with part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.], by each beneficiary of government-assisted projects in the District of Columbia.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1020, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.34. Functions and duties.

(a) The Office shall:

(1) Monitor and track each beneficiary of government-assisted projects in the District to ensure compliance with the First Source Employment Agreement;

(2) Ensure that each beneficiary who is presently working on a governmental-assisted project or is bidding on a governmental-assisted project is in compliance with the First Source Employment Agreement;

(3) Require the beneficiary to submit to the Office a report on the 15th of each month on a form proposed by the Mayor; and

(4) Submit to the Council and the Mayor a quarterly report on a form proposed by the Mayor.

(b) The Department of Employment Services shall meet with the Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Government Operations and the members of the affected business community. Based on such meetings, the Department of Employment Services shall prepare recommendations regarding additional proposed functions and duties of the Office and shall submit the recommendations to the Mayor.

(c) Based upon the recommendations submitted to the Mayor pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, on or before October 31, 2008, the Mayor shall submit an act to the Council:

(1) Establishing any additional functions and duties of the Office;

(2)(A) Proposing penalties under § 2-219.03(e)(4), for beneficiaries of government-assisted projects who do not comply with the requirements of part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.].

(B) Any monetary penalties proposed shall be used for job-training programs; and

(3) Proposing an appeal process, which may include the Contract Appeals Board appellate process, including its scope, under § 2-219.03(e)(5).


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1021, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.35. Executive Director.

The Office shall be headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Mayor. The Executive Director shall be a resident of the District of Columbia or agree to become a resident of the District of Columbia within 180 days of appointment by the Mayor. The Executive Director shall employ staff as needed, in accordance with annual appropriations.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1022, 55 DCR 7598.)


Part C. Stimulus Accountability.

§ 2–219.51. Reporting requirements for entities receiving grants under the federal recovery act.

All nonprofit organizations, companies, associations, contractors, and subcontractors who receive a grant or funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, approved February 17, 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-5; 98 Stat. 1861) (“ARRA”), shall:

(1) As a condition of the grant or funding, list all jobs that shall be created as a result of the grant or funding on the Department of Employment Services website;

(2) Provide the list required by paragraph (1) of this section to the Department of Employment Services; and

(3) Inform the Department of Employment Services of the number of District residents hired for ARRA-funded positions once the positions created as a result of a grant or funding under the ARRA are filled.


(July 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-194, § 2, 57 DCR 4512.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Stimulus Accountability Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-143, July 13, 2009, 56 DCR 5872).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Stimulus Accountability Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-194, October 5, 2009, 56 DCR 8124).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of the Stimulus Accountability Temporary Act of 2009 (D.C. Law 18-75, October 22, 2009, law notification 56 DCR 8660).


§ 2–219.52. Requirements of the Mayor.

(a) The Mayor, through the Department of Employment Services, shall create a listing of all jobs that have become available through grants or funding under the ARRA.

(b) The Mayor, through the Department of Employment Services, shall maintain a list of ARRA-funded positions that have been filled by District residents. The list of District residents hired as a result of ARRA grants or funding shall be reported to the Council.


(July 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-194, § 3, 57 DCR 4512.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Stimulus Accountability Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-143, July 13, 2009, 56 DCR 5872).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Stimulus Accountability Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-194, October 5, 2009, 56 DCR 8124).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 3 of the Stimulus Accountability Temporary Act of 2009 (D.C. Law 18-75, October 22, 2009, law notification 56 DCR 8660).


Subchapter X-A. Living Wage Requirements.

§ 2–220.01. Short title.

This subchapter may be cited as the “Living Wage Act of 2006”.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 101, 53 DCR 2602.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.181.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority pursuant to D.C. Law 16-118, the “Way to Work Amendment Act of 2006”, see Mayor’s Order 2006-122, September 27, 2006 ( 53 DCR 9313).


§ 2–220.02. Definitions.

For purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Affiliated employee” means any individual employed by a recipient who received compensation directly from government assistance or a contract with the District of Columbia government (“District Government”), including any employee of a contractor or subcontractor of a recipient who performs services pursuant to government assistance or contract.

(2) “Contract” means a written agreement between a recipient and the District government.

(3) “Government assistance” means a grant, loan, or tax increment financing that results in a financial benefit from an agency, commission, instrumentality, or other entity of the District government.

(4) “Living wage” means an hourly wage rate of $11.75 per hour, regardless of whether health care benefits are provided.

(5) “Recipient” means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, association, joint venture, limited liability company, corporation, or any other form of business that enters into a contract with or receives government assistance from the District government.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 102, 53 DCR 2602.)


§ 2–220.03. Living wage payment.

(a) All recipients of contracts or government assistance in the amount of $100,000 or more shall pay their affiliated employees no less than the living wage. All subcontractors of recipients of these contracts that receive funds of $15,000 or more shall pay their affiliated employees no less than the living wage; provided, that this receipt of funds is from the contract funds received by the recipient from the District government. All subcontractors of recipients of government assistance shall pay their affiliated employees the living wage if the subcontractor receives $50,000 or more from a recipient; provided, that this receipt of funds is from government assistance received by the recipient from the District of Columbia.

(b) The living wage shall be paid to employees of the District government commencing March 1, 2006; provided, that the wage of any such employee established under an existing collective bargaining agreement or by the recipients of a federal law or grant shall continue as long as that agreement, law, or grant remains in effect.

(c) The Department of Employment Services shall adjust this rate for the previous calendar year, on an annual basis by the annual average increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers in the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor up to 3%. This adjustment shall begin the 1st of January occurring at least one year following June 8, 2006. The Department shall calculate the adjustment to the nearest multiple of $.05 and shall publish the adjusted rate not later than March 1 of each year. Any annual adjustment in excess of 3% shall be approved by the Mayor.

(d) The Mayor shall publish any adjustment to the living wage rate in the District of Columbia Register no later than 45 days after the rate is adjusted.

(e) Repealed.

(f) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, at no time shall the living wage be less than the minimum wage established pursuant to § 32-1003.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 103, 53 DCR 2602; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 318(a), 56 DCR 1117; Aug. 19, 2016, D.C. Law 21-144, § 3(a), 63 DCR 9275.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-220.04, § 2-220.06, and § 2-220.07.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-353 repealed subsec. (e), which had read as follows: “(e) Funding for the implementation of this subchapter shall be subject to annual appropriations.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Fair Shot Minimum Wage Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-428, June 28, 2016, 63 DCR 9271).


§ 2–220.04. Contents of contract; notice to subcontractors.

(a) All contracts and government assistance subject to this subchapter shall include the requirements under §§ 2-220.03, 2-220.06, 2-220.07, and 2-220.08.

(b) Each recipient of a contract or government assistance shall notify each subcontractor subject to this subchapter of the requirements as provided under subsection (a) of this section. The notification shall be in writing.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 104, 53 DCR 2602.)


§ 2–220.05. Exemptions.

The following types of contracts, government assistance, and employment shall be exempt from the requirement of this subchapter:

(1) Contracts or other agreements that are subject to higher wage level determinations required by federal law;

(2) Existing and future collective bargaining agreements, provided, that the future collective bargaining agreement results in the employee being paid no less than the established living wage;

(3) Contracts for electricity, telephone, water, sewer or other services delivered by a regulated utility;

(4) Contracts for services needed immediately to prevent or respond to a disaster or eminent [imminent] threat to public health or safety declared by the Mayor;

(5) Contracts or other agreements awarded to recipients that provide trainees with additional services including, but not limited to, case management and job readiness services; provided, that the trainees do not replace employees subject to this subchapter;

(6) An employee under 22 years of age employed during a school vacation period, or enrolled as a full-time student, as defined by the respective institution, who is in high school or at an accredited institution of higher education and who works less than 25 hours per week; provided, that he or she does not replace employees subject to this subchapter;

(7) Tenants or retail establishments that occupy property constructed or improved by receipt of government assistance from the District of Columbia; provided, that the tenant or retail establishment did not receive direct government assistance from the District;

(8) Employees of nonprofit organizations that employ not more than 50 individuals and qualify for taxation exemption pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S. C. § 501(c)(3));

(9) Medicaid provider agreements for direct care services to Medicaid recipients; provided, that the direct care service is not provided through a home care agency, a community residence facility, or a group home for persons with intellectual disabilities, as those terms are defined in § 44-501; and

(10) Contracts or other agreements between managed care organizations and the Health Care Safety Net Administration or the Medicaid Assistance Administration to provide health services.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 105, 53 DCR 2602; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 111, 53 DCR 6794; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 5(a), 59 DCR 5567.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-220.11.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-191, in par. (1), inserted “higher” preceding “wage level determinations”.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-169 substituted “persons with intellectual disabilities” for “mentally retarded persons” in (9).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Living Wage Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-411, July 12, 2006, 53 DCR 5771).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Living Wage Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-530, December 4, 2006, 53 DCR 9836).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Living Wage Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-184, November 16, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 9651).

Editor's Notes

D.C. Law 16-294 purported to make the same amendment previously made by D.C. Law 16-191.

Section 35 of D.C. Law 19-169 provided that no provision of the act shall impair any right or obligation existing under law.


§ 2–220.06. Notice.

Each recipient and subcontractor of a recipient shall provide to each affiliated employee covered by this subchapter a fact sheet concerning the payment and enforcement requirements under §§ 2-220.03 and 2-220.08, and shall also post a notice concerning these requirements in a conspicuous site in its place of business. The Mayor shall provide the fact sheet and notice to each recipient which shall include:

(1) Notice of the living wage hourly rate;

(2) A summary of the requirements under §§ 2-220.03 and 2-220.07; and

(3) Information concerning the enforcement of this subchapter including the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity to which complaints of noncompliance should be made.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 106, 53 DCR 2602.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-220.04.


§ 2–220.07. Records.

All recipients and subcontractors shall retain payroll records created and maintained in the regular course of business under District of Columbia law for a period of at least 3 years or the prevailing federal standard at the time the record is created, which shall be identified in rules issued pursuant to this subchapter, whichever is greater, from the payroll date for employees subject to § 2-220.03.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 107, 53 DCR 2602; Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-266, § 4(b), 64 DCR 2140.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-220.04 and § 2-220.06.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4(b) of Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-33, Mar. 28, 2017, 64 DCR 3089).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4(b) of Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-583, Dec. 21, 2016, 63 DCR 16031).

Editor's Notes

Section 5 of D.C. Law 21-266 provided that all rules, forms, and regulations issued pursuant to the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014, effective February 26, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-157; 61 DCR 10157), and any rules, forms, and regulations issued pursuant to any like succeeding emergency and temporary acts, includingthe Wage Theft Prevention Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2016, effective April 6, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-101; 63 DCR 2220), and the Wage Theft Prevention Correction and Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2016, effective November 30, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-170; 63 DCR 12600), shall continue in effect according to their terms until lawfully amended, repealed, or superseded.


§ 2–220.08. Enforcement.

The payment of wages, enforcement of non-payment, and penalties and remedies for non-payment required under this subchapter shall be consistent with and subject to the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 32. Failure to pay wages in conformance with this subchapter shall constitute unpaid wages and shall subject the violator to all procedures, liquidated damages and penalties, and any other remedies or relief applicable under Chapter 13 of Title 32 [§ 32-1301 et seq.].


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 108, 53 DCR 2602; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 2064, 60 DCR 12472.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-220.04 and § 2-220.06.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 substituted “wages, enforcement of non-payment, and penalties and remedies for non-payment required” for “wages required”; and added the last sentence.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2064 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2064 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Short Title

Section 2061 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle G of Title II of the act may be cited as the “Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 2–220.09. Waiver.

The Mayor may exempt a recipient from the requirements of this subchapter, subject to approval by the Council. Any entity requesting a waiver shall be required to demonstrate that the provisions of this subchapter will pose a significant financial hardship on the recipient that will result in the layoff of a substantial number of employees, substantial downsizing, or the inability to meet payroll. All requests for waivers shall be written and state the rationale for the request. Any waiver granted by the Mayor shall be subject to Council review and approval, by act.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 109, 53 DCR 2602.)


§ 2–220.10. Rules.

The Mayor shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 110, 53 DCR 2602.)


§ 2–220.11. Applicability.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the requirements of this subchapter shall apply to contracts and agreements for government assistance (“agreement”) entered into after June 8, 2006, and shall not apply to any existing agreement entered into prior to that date. Where an agreement is renewed or extended after that date, that renewal or extension shall be deemed a new agreement and shall trigger coverage under this subchapter if the terms of the renewed or extended agreement otherwise meet the requirements for coverage under this subchapter.

(b) Repealed.

(c) The minimum wage required by § 32-1003, shall apply to an agreement entered into, renewed, or extended on or after August 19, 2016; provided, that the living wage is lower than the minimum wage required by § 32-1003.


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-118, § 111, 53 DCR 2602; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 5(b), 59 DCR 5567; Aug. 19, 2016, D.C. Law 21-144, § 3(b), 63 DCR 9275.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-169 substituted “persons with intellectual disabilities” for “mentally retarded persons” in (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(b) of Fair Shot Minimum Wage Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-428, June 28, 2016, 63 DCR 9271).

Editor's Notes

Section 35 of D.C. Law 19-169 provided that no provision of the act shall impair any right or obligation existing under law.


Subchapter XI. Quick Payment Provisions.

§ 2–221.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Business concern” means any person engaged in a trade or business and nonprofit entities operating as contractors.

(1A) “Contractor” means any entity that has a direct contract with a District agency, as that term is defined in paragraph (3) of this section.

(2) “Designated payment office” means the place named in the contract for forwarding the invoice for payment or, in certain instances, for approval.

(3) “District agency” means any office, department, division, board, commission, or other agency of the District government, including, unless otherwise provided, an independent agency, required by law or by the Mayor or the Council to administer any law or any rule adopted under the authority of a law. For the purposes of this definition, the term “independent agency” means any agency of government not subject to the administrative control of the Mayor and includes, but is not limited to, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Council of the District of Columbia, Board of Elections and Ethics, Armory Board, Zoning Commission, Convention Center Board of Directors, District of Columbia Board of Education, and Public Service Commission.

(4) “Proper invoice” means an invoice which contains or is accompanied by substantiating documentation required by regulation or contract.

(5) “Subcontractor” means any entity that furnishes labor, material, equipment, or services to a contractor in performance of the contractor’s contract with a District agency.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 2, 32 DCR 555; Mar. 20, 1992, D.C. Law 9-81, § 2(a), 39 DCR 681; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 307(a), 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1171.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 27-131.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority under D.C. Law 5-164, see Mayor’s Order 85-119, July 18, 1985.


§ 2–221.02. Rules and regulations governing interest penalty payments by District agencies; computation and payment of penalties.

(a)(1) In accordance with rules and regulations issued by the Mayor of the District of Columbia (“Mayor”), each agency of the District of Columbia government (“District”), under the direct control of the Mayor, which acquires property or services from a business concern but which does not make payment for each complete delivered item of property or service by the required payment date shall pay an interest penalty to the business concern in accordance with this section on the amount of the payment which is due.

(2) Each rule or regulation issued pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall:

(A) Specify that the required payment date shall be:

(i) The date on which payment is due under the terms of the contract for the provision of the property or service; or

(ii) 30 calendar days, excluding legal holidays, after receipt of a proper invoice for the amount of the payment due, if a specific date on which payment is due is not established by contract;

(B)(i) Specify, in the case of any acquisition of meat or of a meat food product, a required payment date which is not later than 7 calendar days, excluding legal holidays, after the date of delivery of the meat or meat food product; and

(ii) Specify, in the case of any acquisition of a perishable agricultural commodity, a required payment date which is not later than 10 calendar days, excluding legal holidays, after the date of delivery of the perishable agricultural commodity pursuant to this subchapter;

(C) Specify separate required payment dates for contracts under which property or services are provided in a series of partial executions or deliveries, to the extent that the contract provides for separate payment for partial execution or delivery; and

(D) Require that, within 15 days after the date on which any invoice is received, District agencies notify the business concern in writing of any defect in the invoice or delivered goods, property or services or impropriety of any kind which would prevent the running of the time period specified in subparagraph (A)(ii) of this paragraph.

(b)(1) Interest penalties on amounts due to a business concern under this subchapter shall be due and payable to the concern for the period beginning on the day after the required payment date and ending on the date on which payment of the amount is made, except that no interest penalty shall be paid if payment for the complete delivered item of property or service concerned is made on or before: (A) the 3rd day after the required payment date, in the case of meat or a meat product, described in subsection (a)(2)(B)(i) of this section; (B) the 5th day after the required payment date, in the case of an agricultural commodity, described in subsection (a)(2)(B)(ii) of this section; or (C) the 15th day after the required payment date in the case of any other item. Interest, computed at a rate of not less than 1%, shall be determined by the Mayor by regulation.

(1A) Each contract executed pursuant to Chapter 3 of Title 2 shall include in the solicitation a description of the contractor’s rights and responsibilities under the chapter.

(1B) Paragraphs (1) and (1A) of this subsection shall apply to claims arising after October 7, 1998.

(2) Any amount of an interest penalty which remains unpaid at the end of any 30-day period shall be added to the principal amount of the debt and thereafter interest penalties shall accrue on the added amount.

(c) This section does not authorize the appropriation of additional funds for the payment of interest penalties required by this section. A District agency shall pay any interest penalty required by this section out of funds made available for the administration or operation of the program for which the penalty was incurred.

(d) Any contract awarded by a District agency shall include:

(1) A payment clause that obligates the contractor to take one of the 2 following actions within 7 days of receipt of any amount paid to the contractor by the District agency for work performed by any subcontractor under a contract:

(A) Pay the subcontractor for the proportionate share of the total payment received from the District agency that is attributable to the subcontractor for work performed under the contract; or

(B) Notify the District agency and the subcontractor, in writing, of the contractor’s intention to withhold all or part of the subcontractor’s payment with the reason for the nonpayment;

(2) An interest clause that obligates the contractor to pay interest to the subcontractor or supplier as provided in subsection (b)(1) and (2) of this section;

(3) A clause that obligates the contractor to include in any subcontract a provision that requires each subcontractor to include the payment and interest clauses required under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection in a contract with any lower-tier subcontractor or supplier;

(4) A change order clause that:

(A) Prohibits the District or a prime contractor from requiring a prime contractor or a subcontractor to undertake any work that is determined to be beyond the original scope of the prime contractor's or a subcontractor's contract or subcontract, including work under a District-issued change order, when the additional work increases the contract price beyond the not-to-exceed price or negotiated maximum price of the underlying contract, unless the contracting officer:

(i) Agrees with the prime contractor and, if applicable, the subcontractor on a price for the additional work;

(ii) Obtains a certification from the Chief Financial Officer that there are sufficient funds to compensate the prime contractor and, if applicable, the subcontractor for the additional work;

(iii) Has made a written, binding commitment with the prime contractor to pay for the additional work within 30 days after the prime contractor submits a proper invoice for the additional work to the contracting officer; and

(iv) Gives written notice of the funding certification from the Chief Financial Officer to the prime contractor;

(B) Requires a prime contractor to include in its subcontracts a clause that requires the prime contractor to:

(i) Within 5 business days of receipt of the notice required under subparagraph (A)(iv) of this paragraph, provide the subcontractor with notice of the approved amount to be paid to the subcontractor based on the portion of the additional work to be completed by the subcontractor;

(ii) Pay the subcontractor any undisputed amount to which the subcontractor is entitled for any additional work within 10 days of receipt of payment for the additional work from the District; and

(iii) If the prime contractor withholds payment from a subcontractor, notify the subcontractor in writing and state the reason why payment is being withheld and provide a copy of the notice to the contracting officer; and

(C) Prohibits the District, a prime contractor, or a subcontractor from declaring another party to the contract to be in default or assessing, claiming, or pursuing damages for delays in the completion of the construction due to the inability of the parties to agree on a price for the additional work; and

(5) A dispute-resolution clause that obligates the contractor to include in any subcontract a provision that would require the contractor, at the election of the subcontractor, to participate in negotiation or mediation as an alternative to administrative or judicial resolution of a dispute.

(e)(1) A contractor’s obligation to pay an interest charge to a subcontractor pursuant to subsection (d)(2) of this section shall not constitute an obligation of the District agency.

(2) A contract modification shall not be made for the purpose of providing reimbursement for any interest charge pursuant to subsection (d)(2) of this section.

(3) A cost reimbursement claim shall not include any amount for reimbursement for any interest charge pursuant to subsection (d)(2) of this section.

(f)(1) A dispute between a contractor and subcontractor relating to the amount or entitlement of a subcontractor to a payment or a late payment interest penalty under the provisions of this subchapter does not constitute a dispute to which the District of Columbia is a party. The District of Columbia may not be interpleaded in any judicial or administrative proceeding involving such a dispute.

(2) This subsection shall not limit or impair any contractual, administrative, or judicial remedies otherwise available to a contractor or subcontractor in the event of a dispute involving late payment or nonpayment by a prime contractor or deficient subcontract performance or nonperformance by a subcontractor.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 3, 32 DCR 555; Mar. 20, 1992, D.C. Law 9-81, § 2(b), 39 DCR 681; Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-175, § 902(a), 45 DCR 7193; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, § 7(a), 46 DCR 2118; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-158, § 2(a), 63 DCR 10752; July 3, 2018, D.C. Law 22-121, § 2, 65 DCR 5083.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1172.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-221.03 and § 2-221.04.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(a) of Procurement Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-504, Oct. 13, 2016, 63 DCR 12942).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Quick Payment Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-379, June 5, 1998, 45 DCR 4468).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Quick Payment Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-159, October 7, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 7577).

Editor's Notes

Issuance of rules and regulations under Law 5-164: Section 8(b) of D.C. Law 5-164 provided that the rules and regulations required under the act shall be issued not later than 120 days after March 15, 1985.


§ 2–221.03. Interest penalty for failure to pay discounted price within specified period.

(a) If a business concern offers a District agency a discount from the amount otherwise due under a contract for property or services in exchange for payment within a specified period of time, the District agency may make payment in an amount equal to the discounted price only if payment is made within the specified period of time.

(b) Each District agency which violates subsection (a) of this section shall pay an interest penalty of at least 1.5% on any amount which remains unpaid in violation of subsection (a) of this section. The interest penalty shall accrue on the unpaid amount in accordance with the regulations issued pursuant to § 2-221.02, except that the required payment date with respect to the unpaid amount shall be the last day of the specified period of time described in subsection (a) of this section.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 4, 32 DCR 555; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-158, § 2(b), 63 DCR 10752.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1173.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-221.04.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Procurement Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-504, Oct. 13, 2016, 63 DCR 12942).


§ 2–221.04. Filing of claims; disputed payments.

(a)(1) Claims for interest penalties which a District agency has failed to pay in accordance with the requirements of §§ 2-221.02 and 2-221.03 shall be filed with the contracting officer for a decision. Interest penalties under this subchapter shall not continue to accrue: (A) after the filing of an appeal for the penalties with the Contract Appeals Board; or (B) for more than one year.

(2) The contracting officer shall issue a decision within 30 days from the receipt of any claim submitted under this subchapter.

(3) Within 90 days from the receipt of a decision of the contracting officer, the contractor may appeal the decision to the Contract Appeals Board.

(4) The contractor shall file a claim for interest penalties and any amendments to such claim within 90 days after the principal is paid, except that if the contractor notifies the contracting officer in writing of the contractor’s intent to file a claim within the 90-day period, the contractor shall be allowed 180 days after the principal is paid to file such claim.

(b) Except as provided in § 2-221.03 with respect to disputes concerning discounts, this subchapter shall not be construed to require interest penalties on payments which are not made by the required payment date by reason of a dispute between a District agency and a business concern over the amount of that payment or other allegations concerning compliance with a contract. Claims concerning any dispute, and any interest which may be payable with respect to the period while the dispute is being resolved, shall be subject to the ruling of the Contract Appeals Board.

(c)(1) With respect to any claim arising from a payment between March 15, 1985, and October 7, 1998, the contractor shall file a claim for interest penalties and any amendments to such claim with the contracting officer within 180 days of October 7, 1998.

(2) The 180 days specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be extended to 270 days to file a claim if the contractor notifies the contracting officer in writing of the contractor’s intent to file a claim for interest penalties within 180 days of October 7, 1998.

(3) A claim filed by a contractor may be amended at any time prior to the issuance of a decision by the contracting officer.

(d) Subsection (a) of this section shall apply to claims arising after October 7, 1998.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 5, 32 DCR 555; Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-175, § 902(b), 45 DCR 7193; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, § 7(b), 46 DCR 2118; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-158, § 2(c), 63 DCR 10752.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1174.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Procurement Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-504, Oct. 13, 2016, 63 DCR 12942).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Quick Payment Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-379, June 5, 1998, 45 DCR 4469).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Quick Payment Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-159, October 7, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 7577).


§ 2–221.05. Required reports.

(a) Each district agency shall file with the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer a detailed report on any interest penalty payments made pursuant to this subchapter during the preceding fiscal year.

(b) The report shall include the numbers, amounts, and frequency of interest penalty payments, and the reasons the payments were not avoided by prompt payment, and shall be delivered to the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer within 60 days after the conclusion of each fiscal year.

(c) The Chief Financial Officer shall submit to the Mayor and the Council within 120 days after the conclusion of each fiscal year a report on District agency compliance with the requirements of this subchapter. The report shall include a summary of the report submitted by each District agency pursuant to this section and an analysis of the progress made in reducing interest penalty payments by that agency from previous years.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 6, 32 DCR 555; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 307(b), 44 DCR 1423; Oct. 22, 2009, D.C. Law 18-61, § 2, 56 DCR 6597.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1175.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-61, in subsecs. (a), (b), and (c), substituted “Chief Financial Officer” for “Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement”.


§ 2–221.06. Determination of receipt and payment dates; construction of rental contracts.

(a) An invoice shall be deemed to have been received by an agency on (1) the date on which the agency’s designated payment office actually receives a proper invoice, or (2) the date on which the agency accepts the property or service concerned, whichever is later.

(b)(1) District agencies shall mail or otherwise deliver checks to a business concern on or about the same day that the checks are dated.

(2) If a District agency makes a payment by check on or about same day as the date of the check, then the payment shall be considered made on the date on which a check for payment is dated.

(c) A contract for the rental of real or personal property is a contract for the acquisition of that property.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 7, 32 DCR 555.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1176.


Subchapter XII. Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection.

§ 2–223.01. Definitions.

For purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Contract” means any contract for goods or services between the District government and another entity but excludes any collective bargaining agreement.

(2) “Contributing factor” means any factor which, alone or in connection with other factors, tends to affect in any way the outcome of the decision.

(3) “Employee” means:

(A) Any person who is [a] former or current employee of or an applicant for employment by an instrumentality of the District government not covered by Chapter 6 of Title 1;

(B) Any person who is a former or current employee of any entity that has a contract with the District government to supply goods or services and who is engaged in performing such contract; or

(C) Any person who is a security officer and is or was employed in that capacity by a person who or entity that provides security services.

(4) “Illegal order” means a directive to violate or to assist in violating a federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.

(5) “Instrumentality” means a quasi-governmental entity that operates in part with District funds, including, but not limited to, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, established by § 34-2202.02(a); the Health and Hospitals Public Benefits Corporation, established by Chapter 11 of Title 44; the Public Service Commission, established by § 34-801; the Washington Convention and Sports Authority established by § 10-1202.04; the Committee to Promote the District of Columbia; the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, established by § 2-1219.02 [repealed]; and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, established by subchapter IV of Chapter 11 of Title 9.

(6) “Prohibited personnel action” includes but is not limited to: recommended, threatened, or actual termination, demotion, suspension, or reprimand; involuntary transfer, reassignment or detail; referral for psychiatric or psychological counseling; failure to hire or promote or take other favorable personnel action; or in any other manner retaliating against an employee because that employee has made a protected disclosure or refuses to comply with an illegal order, as those terms are defined in this section.

(6A) “Prohibited procurement action” includes any recommended, threatened, or actual proceeding, based wholly or in part on a protected disclosure made by an employee, officer, or owner of a contractor:

(A) Terminate a contract by default or convenience without adequate and documented justification;

(B) Unreasonably delay or withhold payment on legitimate vouchers or claims of a contractor;

(C) Impose conditions or requirements on the contractor not required by the contract;

(D) Take any action designed to or having the effect of impeding a contractor’s performance; or

(E) Take any other action designed to or having the effect of injuring the business or reputation of a contractor.

(7) “Protected disclosure” means any disclosure of information, not specifically prohibited by statute, by an employee to a supervisor or to a public body that the employee reasonably believes evidences:

(A) Gross mismanagement in connection with the administration of a public program or the execution of a public contract;

(B) Gross misuse or waste of public resources or funds;

(C) Abuse of authority in connection with the administration of a public program or the execution of a public contract;

(D) A violation of a federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation, or of a term of a contract between the District government and a District government contractor which is not of a merely technical or minimal nature; or

(E) A substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety.

(8) “Public body” means:

(A) The United States Congress, the Council, any state legislature, the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, or any member or employee of one of these bodies;

(B) The federal, the District of Columbia, or any state or local judiciary, any member or employee of these judicial branches, or any grand or petit jury;

(C) Any federal, District of Columbia, state, or local regulatory, administrative, or public agency or authority or instrumentality of one of these agencies or authorities;

(D) Any federal, District of Columbia, state, or local law enforcement agency, prosecutorial office, or police or peace officer;

(E) Any federal, District of Columbia, state, or local department of an executive branch of government; or

(F) Any division, board, bureau, office, committee, commission or independent agency of any of the public bodies described in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of this paragraph.

(8A) “Security officer” means an individual appointed under § 5-129.02, and shall have the same meaning as provided in section 2100 of Title 17 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

(9) “Supervisor” means any individual employed by a District instrumentality, a District government contractor, or a person who or entity that employs security officers who has authority to do the following:

(A) To hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or responsibility to direct them, or to evaluate their performance, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action, if in connection with the foregoing the exercise of authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment; or

(B) To effectively recommend or to take remedial or corrective action for the violation of a law, rule, regulation or contract term that an employee may allege or report pursuant to this subchapter.

(10) “Whistleblower” means an employee or contractor who makes or is perceived to have made a protected disclosure as that term is defined in this section.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 202, 45 DCR 5147; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-187, § 201(a), 53 DCR 6722; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2082(c), 57 DCR 181; Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-117, § 3(a), 57 DCR 896.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.1.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1162.13.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-187, in par. (3), deleted “or” from the end of subpar. (A), substituted “’; or” for a period at the end of subpar. (B), and added subpar. (C); added par. (8A); and, in par. (9), substituted “District instrumentality, a District government contractor, or a person who or entity that employs security officers” for “District instrumentality or by a District government contractor”.

D.C. Law 18-111, in par. (5), substituted “Washington Convention and Sports Authority” for “Washington Convention Center Authority”.

D.C. Law 18-117 added par. (6A); and, in par. (10), substituted “an employee or contractor” for “an employee”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter V 1981 Ed., see §§ 202-208 of the Whistleblower Reinforcement Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-400, July 13, 1998, 45 DCR 5158), and see §§ 202-208 of the Whistleblower Reinforcement Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-464, October 28, 1998, 45 DCR 7821).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2082(c) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2082(c) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

Short Title

Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998: Section 201 of Title II of D.C. Law 12-160 provided that Title II may be cited as the “Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998.”

Editor's Notes

For whistleblower protection for employees of contracts and instrumentalities, see § 2-223.01 et seq.


§ 2–223.02. Prohibitions.

(a) A supervisor shall not threaten to take or take a prohibited personnel action or otherwise retaliate against an employee because of the employee’s protected disclosure or because of an employee’s refusal to comply with an illegal order.

(b) A District government official or employee having the responsibility to evaluate, award, authorize payments, terminate, or otherwise administer a contract for goods or services between the District government and a contractor shall not threaten to take or take a prohibited procurement action against a contractor, or a contractor competing for a contract, based wholly or in part on a protected disclosure made by an employee, officer, or owner of the contractor to a public body.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 203, 45 DCR 5147; Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-117, § 3(b), 57 DCR 896.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.2.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-615.55, § 2-223.03, and § 2-223.04.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-117 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: “A supervisor shall not threaten to take or take a prohibited personnel action or otherwise retaliate against an employee because of the employee’s protected disclosure or because of an employee’s refusal to comply with an illegal order.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


§ 2–223.03. Enforcement.

(a) An employee aggrieved by a violation of § 2-223.02 may bring a civil action before a court or a jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia seeking relief and damages, including but not limited to injunction, reinstatement to the same position held before the prohibited personnel action or to an equivalent position, and reinstatement of the employee’s seniority rights, restoration of lost benefits, back pay and interest on back pay, compensatory damages, reasonable costs, and attorney fees. A civil action shall be filed within 3 years after a violation occurs or within one year after the employee first becomes aware of the violation, whichever occurs first.

(a-1) A government contractor aggrieved by a violation of § 2-223.02(b) may bring a civil action before a court or a jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia seeking relief and damages, including an injunction, compensatory damages, reasonable costs, and attorney fees. A civil action shall be filed within 2 years after a violation occurs or within one year after the contractor first becomes aware of the violation, whichever occurs first.

(b) In a civil action or administrative proceeding, once it has been demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that an activity proscribed by § 2-223.02 was a contributing factor in the alleged prohibited personnel action against an employee, the burden of proof shall be on the employing District instrumentality or contractor, or the person or entity that employed the security officer, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the alleged action would have occurred for legitimate, independent reasons even if the employee had not engaged in activities protected by this section.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a violation of § 2-223.02 constitutes a complete affirmative defense for a whistleblower to a prohibited personnel action in an administrative review, challenge, or adjudication of that action.

(d) An employee who prevails in a civil action at the trial level shall be granted the equitable relief provided in the decision effective upon the date of the decision, absent a stay.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 204, 45 DCR 5147; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-187, § 201(b), 53 DCR 6722; Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-117, § 3(c), 57 DCR 896.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.3.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-223.05.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-187, in subsec. (b), substituted “District instrumentality, a District government contractor, or a person who or entity that employs security officers” for “District instrumentality or by a District government contractor”.

D.C. Law 18-117, in subsec. (a), substituted “A civil action shall be filed within 3 years after a violation occurs or within one year after the employee first becomes aware of the violation, whichever occurs first” for “A civil action shall be filed within 1 year after a violation occurs or within 1 year after the employee first becomes aware of the violation”; and added subsec. (a-1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


§ 2–223.04. Disciplinary action; fine.

(a) As part of the relief ordered in an administrative, arbitral or judicial proceeding, a supervisor employed by a District instrumentality who is found to have violated § 2-223.02 shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

(b) As part of the relief ordered in a judicial proceeding, a supervisor employed by a District instrumentality who is found to have violated § 2-223.02 shall be subject to a civil fine not to exceed $1000.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 205, 45 DCR 5147; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-187, § 201(c), 53 DCR 6722.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.4.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-187 substituted “a supervisor employed by a District instrumentality” for “any supervisor” throughout the section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


§ 2–223.05. Election of remedies.

(a) The institution of a civil action pursuant to § 2-223.03(a) shall preclude an employee from pursuing any administrative remedy for the same cause of action from an arbitrator pursuant to a negotiated grievance and arbitration procedure or an employment contract.

(b) No civil action shall be brought, pursuant to § 2-223.03(a) if the aggrieved employee has had a final determination on the same cause of action from an arbitrator pursuant to a negotiated grievance and arbitration procedure or an employment contract.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 206, 45 DCR 5147.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.5.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


§ 2–223.06. Posting of notice.

District instrumentalities shall conspicuously display notices of employee protections and obligations under this subchapter in each personnel office and in other public places, and shall use all other appropriate means to keep all employees informed, including but not limited to the inclusion of annual notices of employee protections and obligations under this subchapter with employee tax reporting documents. District government contractors shall inform all employees engaged in performing District government contracts of their rights under this subchapter. A person who or entity that employs security officers shall inform those employees of their rights under this subchapter.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 207, 45 DCR 5147; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-187, § 201(d), 53 DCR 6722.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.6.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-187 added the sentence: “A person who or entity that employs security officers shall inform those employees of their rights under this subchapter.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


§ 2–223.07. Applicability.

(a) This subchapter shall apply to actions taken after July 13, 1998.

(b) This subchapter shall apply to employees of the WMATA when the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland enact similar provisions for WMATA whistleblowers.


(Oct. 7, 1998, D.C. Law 12-160, § 208, 45 DCR 5147.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1177.7.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 2-223.01.


Subchapter XIII. Repealed and Expired Provisions.

Part A. General.

§ 2–225.01. Right of Mayor to contract. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 103, ch. 180, § 3; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(b), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1101.

1973 Ed., § 1-801.


§ 2–225.02. Contracts in which Mayor personally interested to be void. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(R.S., D.C., § 82; June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 116, ch. 337, § 2; June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 103, ch. 180, § 2; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(j), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1102.

1973 Ed., § 1-802.


§ 2–225.03. Contract requirements. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(R.S., D.C., § 80; June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 116, ch. 337, § 2; June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 103, ch. 180, § 2; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(j), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1103.

1973 Ed., § 1-803.


§ 2–225.04. Formal contracts with bond not required for contracts less than $2,000. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 26, 1912, 37 Stat. 168, ch. 182; Aug. 3, 1968, 82 Stat. 629, Pub. L. 90-455, § 4; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(e), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1108.

1973 Ed., § 1-806.


§ 2–225.05. Advertisement for purchases and contracts required; exceptions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(R.S. § 3709; Aug. 2, 1946, 60 Stat. 809, ch. 744, § 9(a); June 30, 1949, 63 Stat. 403, ch. 288, title VI, § 602(f); Sept. 5, 1950, 64 Stat. 583, ch. 849,§§ 6(a), (b), 8(c); Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 967, Pub. L. 93-356, § 1; Mar. 29, 1977, D.C. Law 1-95, § 11(c), 23 DCR 9532b; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 405, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1110.


§ 2–225.06. Cost of advertising. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(May 30, 1908, 35 Stat. 493, ch. 227; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(f), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1111.

1973 Ed., § 1-809.


§ 2–225.07. Appropriations for advertising and publication of notices. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 509, Pub. L. 93-140, § 25 (d); Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(a), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1112.

1973 Ed., § 1-809a.


§ 2–225.08. Separate contracts for material and labor. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(July 5, 1884, 23 Stat. 125, ch. 227; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(i), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1113.

1973 Ed., § 1-810.


§ 2–225.09. Operation of District Quarry. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1905, 33 Stat. 892, ch. 1406; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 406, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1114.

1973 Ed., § 1-811.


§ 2–225.10. Purchasing sites for schools and public buildings; use of agents; enlargement of school buildings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 2, 1889, 25 Stat. 802, ch. 370; June 6, 1900, 31 Stat. 568, ch. 789; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, §§ 1103(g), (h).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1115.

1973 Ed., § 1-812.


§ 2–225.11. Testing of building materials by Bureau of Standards. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1913, 37 Stat. 945, ch. 150; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(d), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1116.

1973 Ed., § 1-813.


§ 2–225.12. Authorization to test materials in laboratory of Department of Transportation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 29, 1932, 47 Stat. 354, ch. 308; Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1103(c), 32 DCR 7396.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1117.

1973 Ed., § 1-814.

Transfer of Functions

The functions of the Department of Transportation were transferred to the Department of Public Works by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984.


§ 2–225.13. Sludge removal. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 24, 1950, 64 Stat. 35, ch. 74, § 1; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259,§ 407, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1121.

1973 Ed., § 1-817a.


§ 2–225.14. Auction of property unfit for service; proceeds. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1883, 22 Stat. 470, ch. 95, § 1; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259,§ 408, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1123.

1973 Ed., § 1-818.


§ 2–225.15. Exchange of equipment in payment for new equipment. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 26, 1912, 37 Stat. 147, ch. 182; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 409, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1124.

1973 Ed., § 1-819.


§ 2–225.16. Contracts for inspection, maintenance and repair of fixed equipment. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 12, 1968, 82 Stat. 1004, Pub. L. 90-573, § 1; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 410, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1129.

1973 Ed., § 1-824.


Part B. Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

§ 2–225.21. Findings [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.22. Definitions [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.23. District government contracting with local business enterprises; quarterly agency reports on contracts; Council review of goals [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.24. Assistance programs for local business enterprise contractors, disadvantaged business enterprise contractors, and small business enterprise contractors [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.25. Certificate of registration [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.26. Functions of the Commission [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).


§ 2–225.27. Rules and regulations by Mayor [Expired]

Expired.


(Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-217, §§ 2 to 8, 42 DCR 2209.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., §§ 1-1152 to 1-1152.6.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 9-217

Section 9(b) of D.C. Law 9-217 provided that the act shall expire 2 years from the date of its taking effect. D.C. Law 9-217 became effective on March 17, 1993.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary reenactment and amendment, on an emergency basis, of the provisions of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992, see §§ 2-8 of the Equal opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-65, April 3, 1997, 44 DCR 2437), and see §§ 2-8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-347, May 6, 1998, 45 DCR 2988).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-217, March 17, 1993, law notification 40 DCR 143).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-114, May 1, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 2594).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-267, May 8, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2986).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-102, April 30, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2793).

For temporary (225 day) addition of sections, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-152, September 15, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5023).