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CBE Program Review

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

At the request of the Mayor, DSLBD has conducted a comprehensive review of the CBE program to identify programmatic challenges, areas of legislative and policy improvement, and ongoing resource concerns. The review articulates the weaknesses of the program, and puts forward recommendations that if fully supported and adopted, will ensure the CBE Program’s proper administration and further position it as a tool that stimulates the District’s local economy. To execute the CBE Program Review, the Department conducted a thorough environment scan of previous analyses and reports completed on the District’s CBE and legacy programs, and reviewed preferential procurement practices in other jurisdictions. The intent of the CBE Program Review is not to replicate or update previous work, but to apply deeper insights into the current state of the existing CBE Program and recommendations for the pathway forward.