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ORDINANCE NO. 2009- Ljj0 <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 105 (PURCHASING) OF <br />THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA TO CREATE NEW SECTION 105.041 TO PROVIDE A <br />LOCAL PREFERENCE POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL <br />BUSINESSES IN COUNTY CONTRACTS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL <br />OF OTHER CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR <br />SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE <br />DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE <br />DATE. <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County has <br />adopted a Purchasing Ordinance, codified in chapter 105 of The Code; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution and Florida <br />Statutes section 125.01, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County <br />('Board") has all powers of local self-government to perform County functions. <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners desires to amend the Purchasing <br />Ordinance to include a local preference policy and procedure to provide locally owned and <br />operated companies preference in Indian River County procurement, as set forth herein. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Commissioners of <br />Indian River County, Florida: <br />PART I: AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 105 OF THE CODE OF INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY. <br />SECTION 1. CREATION OF NEW SECTION 105.041. Section 105.041 of the Code is <br />created to read as follows <br />Section 105.041 LOCAL PREFERENCE IN PURCHASING OR CONTRACTING <br />A. DEFINITIONS <br />(1) "Local business" shall mean a business that meets all of the following criteria: <br />(a) Has had a staffed <br />and fixed office or distribution point with a verifiable <br />street address located within Brevard• <br />Indian River Martin Okeechobee Osceola; or St. <br />Lucie County for at least one (1) full calendar <br />year immediately prior to the issuance of the <br />request for competitive bids or request <br />for proposals by the County. Post office boxes shall <br />not be used or considered for the purpose <br />of establishing a physical address; and <br />E <br />