Purchase of Milwaukee-Made, Milwaukee County-Made, and American-Made Goods Legislation
Effective February 12, 2013, Section 310-18.9 of the Ordinances requires that the city purchase City of Milwaukee-made, Milwaukee-County Made or American-made goods for bids over $50,000. Contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting the requirements of the Ordinance provided the bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 12%.
Effective June 20, 2014, contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting the requirements of the Ordinance provided the bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 12% or $25,000, which shall be increased by 1% annually by the City Clerk on March 1 of each year.
The lowest responsible bidders must submit with their bid the Affidavit of Compliance which includes a statement that the goods to be supplied are Milwaukee-made, Milwaukee county-made or American-made goods.
NOTE: Any bidder proposing to supply goods under this Ordinance shall not also receive the benefit of the bid award provided under the Local Business Enterprise program.
Bidders awarded contracts will be required to participate in periodic reporting of data on the Jobs Created and Retained Report.