Needs Improvement

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

Target

Provide 11% of construction contracts to Minority-Owned businesses.

Analysis

From July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, there was a total of $249,915,039.46 spent on construction projects. Of the total, $4,701,694.00 (2%) were contracted to minority-owned businesses. Far less dollars were contracted to minority firms when compared to the previous year. 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: 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. 

Next Steps

- 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 On Target | Close to Target Close to Target | Needs Improvement Needs Improvement | Target Pending Target Pending