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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.


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WA

King County implements Fast Track Small Contractor and Supplier program

King County, in partnership with the Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE), is implementing a Fast Track Small Contractor and Supplier certification program for minority and woman-own...


Published Sep 21, 2021

MD

City of Frederick issues 2021 MWBE disparity report

UPDATE 9/09/21 - The mayor and aldermen of Frederick were briefed on remedies to the findings of the disparity study. As mentioned in part below, the recommendations include adding a full-time employee ove...


Published Sep 16, 2021




IL

Chicago set-aside program extended through 2027

The City of Chicago has extended its set-aside program for minority- and woman-owned businesses (MWBEs) through December of 2027. The rationale for the extension is built on a recent disparity study conducted by the City, ...


Published Sep 14, 2021

NC

City of Asheville offers AVL Pathways to Grow training program

The City of Asheville's Business Inclusion Office will begin offer a training program known as the "AVL Pathways to Grow" course to interested businesses later in 2021. The training program is specifically intended to help...


Published Sep 08, 2021



OH

Hamilton County conducting disparity study

Hamilton County is currently conducting a disparity study on its public procurement procedures. Specifically, the study will examine contract awards from January 1st, 2016, through June 30, 2021, to determine if there is a...


Published Sep 03, 2021

NC

North Carolina launches Small Business Enterprise Program

The North Carolina Department of Administration's Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses has recently launched a new certification type and associated program, the Small Business Enterprise Program (NCSBE). The n...


Published Sep 01, 2021

CA

Caltrans announces 2022-2024 DBE goals

Caltrans has announced the publication of its 2021 disparity study alongside its proposed disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) utilization goals for fiscal years 2022 through 2024. The goal for the period has been set a...


Published Aug 25, 2021



MA

Massachusetts DPU announces 2022-2024 DBE goal

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Transportation Oversight Division for the State of Masschusetts has announced its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for federally-assisted projects for 2022...


Published Aug 25, 2021

NC

Wilmington to conduct disparity study

Mayor Mike Purzycki and the Wilmington City Council have jointly agreed that the City of Wilmington will begin a disparity study. The study will examine City procurement to determine whether and to what extent there are di...


Published Aug 23, 2021

CT

Norwalk Transit District announces triennial DBE goal

Norwalk Transit District (NTD) has announced its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for federally-assisted projects for fiscal years 2022 through 2024. That goal is 6.08 percent. The goal was submit...


Published Aug 19, 2021



MN

Minnesota DOT proposes 2022-2024 DBE goal

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has proposed its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals for fiscal years 2022 through 2024. The proposed goals are 12.59 percent for projects assisted...


Published Aug 16, 2021

CA

Los Angeles publishes draft DBE goal for 2022-2024

The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has published a draft version of its goal and methodology for disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation on federally assisted projects for fiscal yea...


Published Aug 11, 2021

IL

Illinois Department of Transportation proposes 2022-2024 DBE goal

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has published its proposed disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for federally-assisted projects for fiscal years 2022 through 2024. The goal has been p...


Published Aug 11, 2021

OH

Columbus City Council approves new Diversity and Inclusion Code

Columbus City Council recently approved legislation establishing a new Diversity and Inclusion Code (replacing previous legislation around inclusion of minority- and woman-owned businesses, or MWBEs). The new Code follows ...


Published Aug 02, 2021

Nat'l

Federal government sets small business awards record

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that the federal government has set a record in prime contract awards to small businesses. In fiscal year 2020, $145.7 billion in prime contracts were awa...


Published Aug 02, 2021