New St. Louis County-Funded Purchasing Requirements

This is how it’s being proposed:

1. Less than $25,000 – None of these requirements come into play

2. $25,000 up to $1,000,000

a. minority and women business enterprise participation goals to be spelled out in the bid document – these could be hour and/or dollar-based goals

3. More than $1,000,000

a. 107.134 Construction contracts – minority and women participation is enacted

b. Labor hours defined as

i. 15% minority
ii. 10% reside in St. Louis County
iii. 5% women

c. Dollar goals

i. 20% of all commercially useful functions, as measured by percentage of the dollar value of all work on the contract, be performed by minority business enterprises
ii. 5% of all commercially useful functions be performed by woman business enterprises

4. More than $2,000,000

a. 107.134 Construction contracts – minority and women participation is enacted

b. Labor hours defined as

i. 15% minority
ii. 10% reside in St. Louis county
iii. 5% women
iv. 15% apprentice

c. Apprentice shall mean a person enrolled in any training program approved or recognized by the Unites States Department of Labor, Employment and Training administration (ETA), Office of Apprenticeship (OA)

d. Dollar goals

i. 20% of all commercially useful functions, as measured by percentage of the dollar value of all work on the contract, be performed by minority business enterprises
ii. 5% of all commercially useful functions be performed by woman business enterprises