San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has completed its Disparity Study. The results will determine whether contracting at SFMTA continues to be race-neutral or whether SFMTA can consider the race and gender of the business owner when establishing contracting goals.
Some of the key findings include the following:
1. Woman-owned construction and professional services businesses are substantially underrepresented in contracts as prime contractors and subcontractors. As a result, there may be WBE goals.
2. Black American-owned construction firms are substantially underrepresented in construction contracts. As a result, there may be African American owned construction company contracting goals.
3. Race-neutral methods implemented over the last eight (8) fiscal years are effective in assisting African American professional services firms, all Asian/ Pacific Islander- and Hispanic American-owned firms to successfully compete for contracts. As a result, there will NOT be goals for African American owned professional services firms. Moreover, there will NOT be goals for Asian/ Pacific Islander and Hispanic/ Latino owned professional services and construction firms.
Please review the Disparity Study at http://sfmtadisparitystudy.webs.com or see the attached document.
Please participate in the FINAL PUBLIC HEARING.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
One South Van Ness Avenue, Sixth Floor
SFMTA, Candlestick and Corona Heights Conference Rooms
San Francisco, CA 94103