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.
Greensboro disparity study details revealed at city meeting

Published Apr 12, 2018

Persons with disabilities eligible for Tennessee's GoDBE certification

Published Mar 30, 2018

TxDOT prepares for disparity study, holding public meeting

Published Mar 26, 2018

Multnomah County approves assistance for certified DBEs, MWBEs

Published Mar 23, 2018


California DGS to make adjustments to DVBE certification program

Published Mar 21, 2018

LA Metro rolls out bonding assistance program

Published Mar 19, 2018

Rochester mayor submits plan for 30 percent MWBE goal

Published Mar 14, 2018


New Orleans draft MWBE study released, open for comment

Published Mar 12, 2018

St. Louis lawmaker proposes strengthening city MWBE program

Published Mar 12, 2018

WSDOT holding meetings about DBE program changes

Published Mar 12, 2018


Savannah replaces MWBE initiative with DBE, small business program

Published Mar 08, 2018

NYC banks add millions to MWBE loan fund

Published Feb 26, 2018

Winston-Salem considers modifications to MWBE program

Published Feb 26, 2018

Memphis airport takes DBE certification online

Published Feb 23, 2018

New online portal makes Kentucky DBE certification easier

Published Feb 14, 2018

Buffalo developing software to track prime contractor MWBE compliance

Published Feb 14, 2018

Cincinnati MWBE program in legal limbo

Published Feb 14, 2018

Governor seeks changes to statewide MWBE program

Published Feb 06, 2018

Baton Rouge expands MWBE, veteran business disparity study scope

Published Feb 05, 2018

Proposed law makes way for statewide MBE program

Published Feb 05, 2018

Proposed law to expand MWBE access to SBA microloans

Published Feb 02, 2018

NYC comptroller launches "MWBE University"

Published Feb 01, 2018

Shelby County considers adjustments to MBE, LOSB program rules

Published Jan 31, 2018

MWBEs, veteran businesses awarded more Minnesota contracts

Published Jan 18, 2018

NJ expands MWBE access to state-backed loans

Published Jan 17, 2018



Events Calendar

Apr
26
Los Angeles County Subcontracting and Certification Strategies
Apr
26
Diversity Business Fair
Apr
27
11th Annual Reverse Trade Fair from Michigan Public Purchasing Officer Association
May
03
PSEG Supplier Diversity Fair
May
04
31st Annual Government Small Business Conference
May
07
Keeping the Promise Networking Event
May
07
Doing Business Texas Style Spot Bid Fair and HUB EXPO
May
07
DBE Training for Consultants and Contractors
May
10
City of Los Angeles Commodity Vendor Fair
May
10
MASSBUYS Expo from the Massachusetts Operational Services Division
May
14
IDOA Southern Indiana Business Conference
May
15
General Engineering Consultant Information Forum from the VTA
May
16
You're Certified: Now What?
May
16
Doing Business with Caltrans: Getting Started Workshop in District 1
May
16
Caltrans District 1 DBE Certification Workshop
May
17
2018 Connecting Point by the Sacramento Public Agency Consortium
May
17
2018 Connecting Point from Sacramento Public Agency Consortium
May
17
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101
May
22
Doing Business with Caltrans: Getting Started Workshop in District 11
May
22
Caltrans District 11 DBE Certification Workshop
May
24
Doing Business with Caltrans: Getting Started Workshop in District 12
May
24
Caltrans District 12 DBE Certification Workshop
May
25
Doing Business with the State of California in Caltrans District 11
Jun
06
2018 Stanislaus Procurement Expo
Jun
06
Doing Business with Caltrans: Getting Started Workshop in District 4
Jun
06
Caltrans District 4 DBE Certification Workshop
Jun
08
Annual Norcal Procurement Expo from Norcal PTAC
Jun
14
National Small Business Contracting Summit - Southeast Conference
Jun
22
Veteran Business Forum 2018 by CalVet
Jul
11
If At First You Don't Succeed... Bid, Bid Again
Jul
19
2018 California Construction Expo
Oct
11
FY19 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities