Equal Benefits Ordinance: San Mateo County, Calif.
Passed on Feb. 13, 2001
Effective on March 13, 2001
- County contracts that exceed $5000; and
- Businesses’ operations within the county. However, if the actual work related to the contract is being performed in another state, the law applies. Also applies to county-owned real property outside of the county if work related to the contract is being performed there; and
- Does not apply to subcontractors.
Exceptions & Waivers
The County Board of Supervisors or county manager can waive compliance if:
- Contract is responding to an emergency.
- The contractor is a sole-source provider.
- No compliant contractors are capable of providing goods or services that respond to the county’s requirements.
- County is purchasing through a co-op or joint purchasing agreement bulk purchasing arrangements.
County manager can make recommendations for sanctions to the County Board of Supervisors. These sanctions can include:
- Prohibiting the contractorfrom bidding on or being rewarded a county contract for up to five years;
- Contractual remedies, such as termination of contracts;
- Liquidated damages in the amount of $2500;
- Other appropriate contractual and civil remedies and sanctions; and
- Remedial action.
San Mateo County Code, §2.93.010
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
County Government Center
Hall of Justice & Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063