% spent with Women-owned UBE in Construction
There was a total of $2,153,214.35 spent on construction projects this quarter. Of that amount, only $41,000(2%) went to woman-owned businesses. Year-to-date, women businesses have received a total of $329,277 or 0.4% of the total construction dollars spent, clearly a need for improvement. This is below the City goal of 7% of construction dollars going to women firms.
The attainment may be related to one or more of the following: absence of women prime bidders, unsuccessful women prime bidders, lack of subcontracting opportunities being identified on projects by departments, some specialized projects that limit the ability to identify sufficient WUBEs who may perform on projects and some projects being below the dollar threshold($30,000) to set goals.
Continue focus on recruitment of WUBEs to bid work; continue efforts to insure firms are aware of opportunities; discuss and explore ways to enhance identification of subcontracting opportunities with EBOP Steering Committee and project managers and continue monitoring utilization.
Status Indicators: On Target | Close to Target | Needs Improvement | Target Pending