Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–218.49. Other procedures and programs.

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(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) Except as provided in subsection (a-1) of this section, 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.

(a-1) Through November 5, 2021, an agency may make advance payments to a certified contractor for purchases related to the PHE when the payments are necessary to achieve the purposes of this subpart and may provide an advance of more than 10% of the total value of the contract.

(b) No later than October 1, 2020, the Mayor shall implement a pilot program for equity impact enterprises.