% Spent with Minority-owned UBE's in Construction Contracts
Provide 11% of construction contracts to Minority-Owned businesses.
The level of attainment may be related to one or more of the following: availability of minority firms due to impacts of Covid-19, absence of minority prime and subcontracting bidders; unsuccessful minority prime bidders; lack of subcontracting opportunities being identified on projects by departments; some specialized projects that limit the ability to identify sufficient Minority-owned Underutilized Business Enterprises who may perform on projects; prime contractors who fail to meet goals, but demonstrate good faith efforts and some projects being below the dollar threshold ($30,000) to set goals.
- Continue focus on recruitment of Minority-owned Underutilized Business Enterprises to bid work
- Continue efforts to insure firms are aware of opportunities
- Continue to provide training on how to do business with the City
- Discuss and explore possible barriers to participation with EBOP Steering Committee and project managers and continue monitoring utilization.
Status Indicators: On Target | Close to Target | Needs Improvement | Target Pending