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.

Diversity Contracting News


Frederick DBE Program reports MWBE under-utilization

MD News • Published Jan 15, 2019

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

MI News • Published Jan 10, 2019

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Port of Los Angeles increases maximum allowable revenue for VSBE designation

CA News • Published Jan 07, 2019

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Caltrans raises DBE goal for federally funded transportation projects in California

CA News • Published Jan 07, 2019

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Clark Public Utilities is updating its Small Works Roster

WA News • Published Jan 02, 2019

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Clark Public Utilities Notice to Vendors

WA News • Published Jan 02, 2019

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Wisconsin bill may limit DBE participation on WisDOT contracts

WI News • Published Dec 12, 2018

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MWBE disparity study results presented to Asheville city council

NC News • Published Dec 07, 2018

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Legislation introduced to phase out SDVOSB self-certification

News • Published Dec 04, 2018

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Nashville proposes required outreach to MWBEs on city contracts

TN News • Published Nov 30, 2018

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Small Diverse Business contracting disparity study for Pennsylvania DGS released

PA News • Published Nov 16, 2018

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City of Dayton to further study MWBE utilization

OH News • Published Nov 15, 2018

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

News • Published Nov 15, 2018

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

NY News • Published Nov 08, 2018

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

NJ News • Published Nov 06, 2018

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

NY News • Published Nov 06, 2018

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DOD to audit its SDVOSB set-aside program

News • Published Nov 05, 2018

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NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer gives the city a "D" grade for MWBE inclusion

NY News • Published Nov 05, 2018

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U.S. Small Business Administration proposes new HUBZone rules

News • Published Nov 01, 2018

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Kansas City Council approves revisions to MWBE program

MO News • Published Nov 01, 2018

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Balfour Beatty to hold MWBE workshop, pre-bid for Raleigh-Durham Airport Apron Project

NC News • Published Oct 26, 2018

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Virginia Beach Disparity Study presented to City Council

VA News • Published Oct 22, 2018

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announces L Taraval Improvements IFB

CA News • Published Oct 11, 2018

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St. Lous County Council approves changes to its contracting procedures

MO News • Published Oct 08, 2018

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New law updates California DVBE, SBE contracting preferences

CA News • Published Sep 28, 2018

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