Needs Improvement

% spent with Women-owned UBE in Construction

Target

Provide 7% of construction contracts to Women-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, $4,912,425.00 (2%) were contracted to women-owned businesses. Far less dollars were contracted to women firms when compared to the previous year. This is below the City goal of having 7% of construction dollars contracted to women firms. 

 

The level of attainment may be related to one or more of the following: availability of women firms due to impacts of Covid-19, absence of women prime and subcontracting 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 Women-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 Women-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