WSSC to Unveil Results of Latest Disparity Study
Business Owners and Stakeholders Encouraged to Attend Public Meetings to Provide Feedback
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – June 9, 2016: WSSC’s Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office will present the findings of the 2015 Disparity Study to WSSC’s Commissioners and at two public meetings in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties later this month.
This Study provides a five-year evaluation of WSSC’s procurement procedures and Minority Business Enterprise Program (MBE) for the Fiscal Years 2010-2014. Specifically, the Study assesses whether women-owned and minority business enterprises received a proportionate amount (in dollars) of WSSC business. The findings of The Study will be used to determine if a disparity exists. Such information could provide a factual basis required by the Supreme Court to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Program
The findings will be presented to the Commission at the regular June meeting on June 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at WSSC’s main headquarters, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live.
Two additional public meetings will provide business owners and other key stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on these results.
|WSSC Headquarters||Silver Spring Civic Building At Veterans Plaza|
|Wednesday, June 15, 2016||Thursday, June 16, 2016|
|5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.||11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
|Auditorium||Silver Spring Civic Center (In the Great Hall)|
|14501 Sweitzer Lane||1 Veterans Place, 8525 Fenton Street|
|Laurel, MD 20707||Silver Spring, MD 20910|
Over the course of the last six months, MGT of America, Inc. (MGT) conducted in-depth interviews, surveys, and focus groups with area business owners and stakeholders to gather information for the Disparity Study.
Both public meetings are free to attend and open to the public. For planning purposes, we ask that you register to attend. Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/wssc-10739643923
Online Public Comment is encouraged and will be opened on June 15, 2016 and can be submitted at www.wsscwater.com/disparitystudy. To learn more about the disparity study visit www.wsscwater.com/disparitystudy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.