The Compliance Review Office (CRO) works closely with the Purchasing Department in making sure all vendors doing business with the County have filed Affirmative Action Plans and have received a Certificate of Compliance. The CRO monitors each vendor’s employment numbers and affirmative action plans – currently over 700 active vendors and certificates are renewed annually.
The CRO is also responsible for all prevailing wage issues on county-funded projects. Payroll review and on-site visits are done to make sure companies are complying with prevailing wage guidelines of the State of Missouri as well as Chapter 19 of the County Code. Companies not in compliance cannot do business with the County.
Minority, Women & Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Program
Chapter 6 and Chapter 10 of the Jackson County Code provide for the establishing of a program to diversify and expand contracting opportunities for minority, women and veteran owned companies desiring to do business with Jackson County. For contracts or projects over $50,000 the Compliance Review Office determines availability of MBE and WBE contractors, sets goals and can assist the general contractor with meeting and complying with set goals. To participate in the program, contractors must be certified as MBE or WBE firms through the City of Kansas City or the State of Missouri. Participation in the Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Program is voluntary.
The CRO works with the Legislative Auditor in reviewing Outside Agencies who receive funding by reviewing the proposed programs. In addition, the CRO also monitors and attends monthly Jackson County Sports Authority meetings.