What is CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act”?
The new law that has been created for the purpose of enhancing the County’s economic development. CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” creates bidding preferences and participation requirements for County-based businesses and County-based small businesses on certain procurement contracts for goods and services with the County.

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1. What is CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act”?
2. When does CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” go into effect?
3. Who is the CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” going to benefit?
4. How will people know where to register/apply for the First Source Registry?
5. What is the obligation of the bidder to stay local after being certified?
6. How are procurements being tracked in each agency?
7. How is the success of the business measured pertaining to Local status to remain qualified for certification purposes? Some County-based businesses do business outside of the County.
8. Are there certain contracts in Prince Georges County that will be exempt from the CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act”?
9. What is the thought process behind this law if smaller businesses no longer have an advantage?
10. Under what circumstance would a business be granted a waiver with regard to CB-17-2011 “Jobs First Act” requirements?