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Contracting Diversity News

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.



Santa Cruz METRO announces triennial DBE goals

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz METRO) is proposing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 2.65 percent for contracts during the period of fiscal years 2021 through 20...

Published Aug 07, 2020


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools requesting vendor profile form updates

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is currently in the process of updating their Contractor/Supplier Databases. They are requesting that vendors complete a Vendor Profile form (available via contact methods list...

Published Aug 07, 2020


City of DeSoto passes diversity vendor resolution

The City of DeSoto is aiming to a "Diversity Vendor" utilization rate in procurement of twenty percent. In service of this goal, the DeSoto City Council has passed a resolution in service of increasing opportunities for Di...

Published Aug 06, 2020


City of Augusta publishes triennial DBE goals

The City of August has issued a public notice on its triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals and is seeking public comment on the goals. The goal is for fiscal years 2021 through 2023 and applies to all pro...

Published Aug 05, 2020


New Haven Board of Alders approve five-year update of MWBE program

On August 3rd, the New Haven Board of Alders voted unanimously in favor of a five-year renewal for the law that sets procurement goals for minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).Among the update...

Published Aug 05, 2020


MoDOT announces mid-cycle DBE goal adjustment

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has notified the public that it is recommending a mid-cycle adjustment to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for its Aviation Section. The adjustment wou...

Published Aug 04, 2020


NYC Mayor signs executive order in support of MWBE utilization

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order including a number of measures designed to increase utilization of minority- and woman-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in City contracting, and also announced...

Published Jul 30, 2020


Idaho County Airport proposes triennial DBE goal

Idaho County Airport is proposing its triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The goal is 0.93 percent, to be achieved by means of race-neutral measures.Commen...

Published Jul 27, 2020


Georgia Department of Transportation seeks public comment on DBE goals

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking public comment on its recently-announced triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals. The goal is for fiscal years 2021 through 2023, and...

Published Jul 27, 2020


Nebraska Department of Transportation soliciting comment on DBE goal

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is soliciting comment on its recently-set disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2021...

Published Jul 27, 2020


VDOT declares triennial DBE goals

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), as required by law, has issued its triennial goals for disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation in contracts receiving funding from the Federal Highway Adminis...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Norfolk International Airport proposes triennial DBE goal

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) has published a proposed overall participation goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. That goal is 11.3 percent for all ORF proj...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority sets DBE goal

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COPTA, also doing business as EMBARK) has announced its triennial participation goal for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) on projects receiving feder...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Public input sought for Cherriots DBE participation goal

Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) - commonly known as Cherriots - has published its goal for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The goal is 2.49 percent of...

Published Jul 21, 2020


County of Lackawanna Transit System publishes DBE goal

County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), as a recipient of U.S. DOT funds, is required to establish Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals. COLTS, accordingly, has published its DBE Goal for fiscal...

Published Jul 21, 2020