Needs Improvement

% Spent with Minority-owned UBE's in Construction Contracts

Target

The target is to have 11% Minority Owner UBE's in Construction.

Analysis

From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, there was a total of $195,427,984.47 spent on construction projects. Of the total, $10,721,664.46 (5%) were contracted to minority-owned businesses. This is below the City goal of having 11% of construction dollars contracted to minority firms. 

 

The level of attainment may be related to one or more of the following: 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 MUBEs 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.    

Next Steps

Continue focus on recruitment of MUBEs 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 On Target | Close to Target Close to Target | Needs Improvement Needs Improvement | Target Pending Target Pending