News & Events

We established this diversity-in-contracting focus journal in 2005 to help the DBE, M/WBE, DVBE, and small business community stay informed about pertinent public procurement news and events.
Nashville Mayor signs Executive Order covering LGBT-owned Businesses

Published Feb 15, 2019

Virginia Beach proposes unbundling of contracts to spur MWBE participation

Published Feb 13, 2019

City of Greensboro proposes MWBE program revisions

Published Feb 11, 2019

City of Memphis launches Buy901 website

Published Feb 05, 2019


Division of Supplier Diversity legislation reintroduced in New York State Senate

Published Jan 30, 2019

Suit filed against Shelby County MWBE program

Published Jan 30, 2019

Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 becomes law

Published Jan 24, 2019


*UPDATE* Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act passes U.S. House, moves to Senate

Published Jan 18, 2019

Frederick DBE Program reports MWBE under-utilization

Published Jan 15, 2019

Michigan executive order gives preference to "geographically-disadvantaged" businesses

Published Jan 10, 2019


Port of Los Angeles increases maximum allowable revenue for VSBE designation

Published Jan 07, 2019

Caltrans raises DBE goal for federally funded transportation projects in California

Published Jan 07, 2019

Clark Public Utilities is updating its Small Works Roster

Published Jan 02, 2019

Clark Public Utilities Notice to Vendors

Published Jan 02, 2019

Wisconsin bill may limit DBE participation on WisDOT contracts

Published Dec 12, 2018

MWBE disparity study results presented to Asheville city council

Published Dec 07, 2018

Legislation introduced to phase out SDVOSB self-certification

Published Dec 04, 2018

Nashville proposes required outreach to MWBEs on city contracts

Published Nov 30, 2018

Small Diverse Business contracting disparity study for Pennsylvania DGS released

Published Nov 16, 2018

City of Dayton to further study MWBE utilization

Published Nov 15, 2018

Peters, Cornyn introduce bipartisan legislation to increase contracts awarded to SDVOSBs

Published Nov 15, 2018

E-J Electric Awarded Contract for LIRR 3rd Track Expansion Project

Published Nov 08, 2018

Mayors of Hoboken, Jersey City, issue executive orders creating LGBT, disabled, veteran certifications

Published Nov 06, 2018

E-J Electric awarded contract for LIRR 3rd Track Expansion Project

Published Nov 06, 2018

DOD to audit its SDVOSB set-aside program

Published Nov 05, 2018