M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 10/10/2017 

DATE: 10/10/2017 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28415 LOG NAME: 17ED HISPANICCHAMBERFY17-18
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Execution of Contract with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Assist Minority and Women Business Enterprises and Small Businesses in an Amount Not to Exceed $126,504.00 (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of a contract with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in an amount not to exceed $126,504.00 to assist Minority and Women Business Enterprises and Small Businesses for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

 
DISCUSSION:

During the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget process, the City Council approved financial support for the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) to continue providing business development assistance, certification assistance and outreach programs to Minority and Women Business Enterprises and Small Businesses located in Fort Worth.  The City will pay the Chamber an amount not to exceed $126,504.00 to perform the services outlined under this contract.

The Chamber has counseled individuals and businesses for more than 30 years.  The Chamber assists clients with topics such as tax planning, employee-related issues, marketing, business development, monthly hosting of how-to-do business with invited local public agencies and private companies, direct one-on-one certification assistance and a number of other small business development activities designed to help small business growth.  

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendation and the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget by the City Council to include the above referenced item, funds in the amount of $126,504.00 are available in the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget, as appropriated, of the General Fund, Economic Development Department for expenses associated with this contract.





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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (5804)
Originating Department Head:
Robert Sturns (2122663)
Additional Information Contact:
Robert Sturns (2122663)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  1295_FWHCC_FY17.pdf