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Mayor Robinson Implements Covenant for the
New Policy Establishes Goals for Local Business and Local Resident Participation in City Procurements
Mayor Grover Robinson has implemented Mayoral Policy 20-01, Covenant for the Community for the City of Pensacola, in an effort to further promote local business and local resident participation in city construction projects.
The policy, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2021,
establishes the following local business and local resident aspirational participation goals for city procurements relating to construction projects and capital improvements in excess of $100,000:
- Local business participation of 70%;
- 70% of all existing employees are local residents; and
- 70% of newly hired employees are local residents.
"I'm excited to establish this Covenant for the Community to help advance local participation in city capital improvement projects wherever possible," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "We have a strong workforce here in Pensacola, and I want to ensure we are taking every available opportunity to work with local businesses while establishing mutually beneficial partnerships to keep our city moving forward."
The Covenant for the Community will collect data for analyzing the skillsets of the local workforce and determine whether there are skillsets that are needed in the local workforce. Contractors will have the opportunity to bid on construction projects or capital improvement projects over $100,000, and eligible projects will be designated by the city as "Covenant Projects."
The local area as defined in the Covenant includes Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, with "local business" meaning a business with a physical address in either Escambia County or Santa Rosa County.
Upon completion of the Covenant Project, each contractor awarded a Covenant Project will be required to submit the following reports to the City of Pensacola:
- Local business participation report - detailing amounts billed by all subcontractors and vendors and whether the subcontractor or vendor is a local business.
- Workforce report – detailing each employee’s residential zip code and skillset or trade, and whether the employee was hired since the date the Contractor was awarded the Covenant Project.
For information about all current bid opportunities from the City of Pensacola, visit cityofpensacola.com/Bids.aspx.