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Contracting Diversity News

We established this diversity-in-contracting focus journal in 2005 to help the DBE, M/WBE, DVBE, and small business community stay informed about pertinent public procurement news and events.



City of Austin disparity study released

The City of Austin has completed a disparity study that was commissioned in 2020, and has released the results and recommendations to the public. The study made a variety of findings, with mixed successes and failures for ...

Published Jul 26, 2022


Santa Clara County begins business engagement for disparity study

Santa Clara County is beginning a business engagement initiative as part of the ongoing disparity study it is conducting. The study is examining the availability of small and diverse businesses in the area to determine whe...

Published Jul 25, 2022


New Orleans Regional Transit Authority announces new online DBE portal

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) has announced the launch of a new online portal, the NORTA Diversity Compliance System, which provides prospective disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in the region ...

Published Jul 21, 2022


Clark Public Utilities issues Notice to Vendors

[NOTE: The text of the Clark Public Utilities Notice to Vendors below is provided as-is, with the text provided to us by Clark Public Utilities dire...

Published Jul 07, 2022


Hawaii DOT announces DBE goal for 2023-2025

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has announced its triennial participation goal for DBEs for the period of fiscal years 2023 through 2025, as it required to do as a recipient of federal transportation funding...

Published Jul 07, 2022


City of Chicago announces DBE goals

The City of Chicago has announced its triennial DBE participation goals for federally-assisted transit contracts, covering the period of fiscal years 2023 through 2025. The participation goal has been set at 16.5 percent....

Published Jul 07, 2022


Beaver County Transit Authority publishes DBE goal for 2023-2025

[NOTE: The text of the notice below was provided to us by Beaver County Transit Authority directly.]The Beaver County Transit Authority in accordance with the regulations of the US Department o...

Published Jul 07, 2022


Massachusetts issues supplier diversity executive order and releases annual report

The Governor's Office of Massachusetts has issued an executive order consolidating oversight of various contracting programs under the newly-established Supplier Diversity Office (SDO). The executive order also issues seve...

Published Jun 28, 2022


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools updating M/W/SBE Contractor and Supplier Database

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is currently in the process of updating our Contractor/Supplier Database(s).  Please complete the attached Vendor Profile with your most current company and contact information so that yo...

Published Jun 27, 2022


Harrisburg launches disparity survey

The City of Harrisburgh is currently in the process of conducting a disparity study into the experiences of minority-, women-, disabled-, veteran- and LGBTQ-owned businesses that have done (or attempted to do) busines...

Published Jun 23, 2022


Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announces triennial DBE goal

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), in Washington, D.C., have announced their triennial DBE participation goal, in accordance with federal law as recipients of federal funding for transit projects. The f...

Published Jun 21, 2022


DBE Participation Goal announced for O'Hare and Midway Airports

The City of Chicago has announced triennial DBE participation goals on federally-assisted projects let by the O'Hare and Midway International Airports. The period covered by the goals is fiscal years 2023 through 2025....

Published Jun 16, 2022


Los Angeles City Council moves to increase MWBE participation

The Los Angeles City Council has passed a motion establishing "Community Level Contracting" as a City-wide procurement practice. The motion was introduced by Council Member Nithya Raman in a move to increase participation ...

Published Jun 15, 2022


Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority soliciting input on DBE goals

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in North Carolina is in the process of developing its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for fiscal years 2023, 2024 and 2025. The Authority wishes to solicit input from inte...

Published Jun 15, 2022


Colorado DOT announces three-year DBE participation goal

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced a draft goal for DBE participation on federally-assisted projects, covering the period of fiscal years 2023 through 2025. The figure has been set at 2.44 perce...

Published Jun 15, 2022