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|May 13, 2021||North Hempstead Adopts Procurement Preference for SDVOBs||
On April 22, 2021, the North Hempstead Town Board approved the adoption of a local law that will establish a preference for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs).
North Hempste ...Read more
|May 5, 2021||City of Birmingham looking for M/WBE disparity study feedback|
|April 30, 2021||Baltimore City Considers New M/WBE Bills||
A package of three bills is being considered for introduction by the Baltimore City Council in hopes of improving the inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses in City procurement. An aud ...Read more
|April 26, 2021||New Sacramento Bill Promotes Statewide SBE Utilization Quota||
A new Sacramento bill is being introduced to promote a statewide quota for Small Business Enterprise (SBE) utilization. If passed it will enforce the awarding of 25 percent of all state contracts t ...Read more
|April 20, 2021||Black-Owned Businesses Awarded Less than 1% of North Carolina's $9.9B Public Works Contracts||
North Carolina has announced the results of their first disparity study in over a decade. It reveals that only about 1 percent of North Carolina public works contracts have been awarded to black-ow ...Read more
|April 16, 2021||Federal Railroad Agency to Conduct First Nationwide M/WBE Disparity Study||
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will be running a disparity study on small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses to better understand whether or not firms applying for subcontracts ...Read more
|April 13, 2021||New Participation Goals for Illinois’s BEP-Certified Businesses||
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) has announced a new disparity study along with a new formula in order to raise the participation of Di ...Read more
|April 6, 2021||DBE Mentor-Protege Program Launches in Santa Clara||
In collaboration with Silicone Valley Transit Consultants (SVTC), the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is implementing a Mentor-Protege Program with the goal of aiding the growth o ...Read more
|April 6, 2021||City of Boston Completes M/WBE Disparity Study|
|March 22, 2021||Oakland to Strengthen its LBE/SLBE Programs||
The City Council of Oakland, California has passed an ordinance aimed at creating easier access to city contracts for local small, POC-led, and women-owned businesses.
Council members Lor ...Read more