Equal Benefits Ordinance: Tumwater, Wash.
Passed on Feb. 6, 2001
Effective on Jan. 2, 2002
- City contracts that exceed $50,000;
- Businesses’ operations within the city. However, if the actual work related to the contract is being performed in another state, the law applies. Also applies to city-owned real property outside of the city if work related to the contract is being performed there; and
- Does not apply to subcontractors.
Exceptions & Waivers
The city administrator 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 city’s requirements.
- City is purchasing through a co-op or joint purchasing agreement bulk purchasing arrangements.
- The EBO requirements are inconsistent with a grant or agreement with a public agency.
- The contractor is a public entity.
The city administrator can impose sanctions that can include:
- Prohibiting the contractorfrom bidding or being rewarded a county contract for up to five years;
- Contractual remedies, such as termination of contracts or liquidated damages;
- Other appropriate contractual and civil remedies and sanctions; and
- Remedial action.
Tumwater Municipal Code, §3.46
City Administrator John Doan