Escalation Clause

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners (Board) recognizes the current difficult economic conditions and the subsequent minimal cost of living increases received by County employees.  As such, Contractors should fully understand that proposed contracts with cost increases greater than 1% will receive extra scrutiny from the Board and may be rejected and rebid. 

Price adjustments may be requested pursuant to the terms of the contract; however, the Contractor must notify the County within ninety (90) days prior to the current term’s expiration date.

Prior to commencement of subsequent renewal terms, the County may entertain a request for escalation in accordance with the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) at the time of the request or up to a maximum 1% increase on the current pricing, whichever is lower.  For purposes of this section, “Consumer Price Index” shall mean the Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers-United Stated Average-All Items (CPI-U), as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

The County reserves the right to accept or reject the request for a price increase.  If the price increase is approved, the price will remain firm for one (1) year from the date of the increase or whatever term was previously authorized by the Board.