Needs Improvement

% spent with Women-owned UBE in Construction


The target is to have 7% Women Owner UBE's in Construction.


From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, there was a total of $195,427,984.47 spent on construction projects. Of the total, $4,218,410.50 (2%) was contracted to women-owned businesses. This is below the City goal of having 7% 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 WUBEs 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