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Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment (per D.C. Official Code §2-214.01)

Author: CRP, Incorporated

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment requires DSLBD to analyze the current state of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women qualifying as Certified Business Enterprises (“CBE”); Record and track the number of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women that have been awarded government contracts under the procurement process utilized by the District and; Assess the findings and investigate and recommend ways to encourage businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women to compete in the procurement process utilized by the District.


Disparity Report: Framework and Recommendations (per D.C. Official Code §2-214.01)

Author: CRP, Incorporated

The Disparity Report was contracted to provide an analytical study of Minority and Women-Owned Prime Contractors and Subcontractors by: Evaluating if there is a specific evidentiary foundation of discrimination against minority and women-owned businesses; Assess if there are disparities between the availability and utilization of minority and women-owned prime contractors and subcontractors and, if there are, describe and analyze the most-relevant causal factors; and Determine if there are statistically significant disparities in the utilization of minority and women-owned businesses by prime contractors on government-assisted projects awarded pursuant to section 2346 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Act of 2005, effective October 20, 2005 (D.C. Law 16-33; D.C. Official Code 2-218.46).