City of Philadelphia releases update to Public Works Procurement Forecast

PA News - Published May 07, 2024

The City of Philadelphia began offering a Public Works Procurement Forecast in 2023, in a bid to get higher participation from minority, woman, or disabled-owned (M/W/DSBE) businesses. The forecast provides greater detail than was previously available about potential upcoming projects that the City will be letting, thus giving contractors more time to plan and decide whether or not to bid. Earlier in April of 2024, the City released a six-month update to the forecast.

The update includes over 130 anticipated public works projects, worth a combined approximate $520 million, spread across several departments: the Department of Streets, Philadelphia International Airport, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, the Water Department, and the Office of Sustainability/Philadelphia Energy Authority. The forecast is intended to cover an 18-to-24 month period, with updates to the forecast taking place every six months. The next update is expected in October of 2024.

The City maintains a participation goal for 35 percent for M/W/DSBEs on its procurement works, and accepts certification from over a dozen different agencies and organizations as valid for the purposes of City contracting.

Read the City's press release at https://www.phila.gov/2024-04-09-city-announces-over-520-million-in-anticipated-public-works-procurement-contract-opportunities/. 

Find the City's page for the M/W/DSBE program, complete with list of certifying entities, at https://www.phila.gov/documents/certification-agencies-for-minority-women-disabled-owned-businesses/.

Find the procurement forecast at https://www.phila.gov/documents/future-contracting-opportunities-public-works/.