ABOUT WSSC’S MBE AND SLBE PROGRAMS July 2016 March 2017 May 4, 2017 October 2016 April 24, 2017 June 1, 2017 The Commission adopted Aspirational Goals for its four (4) broad contracting areas—Architecture & Engineering (“A&E”), Construction, Goods & General Services, and Professional Services—to be administered on a contract-by-contract basis. The Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office name changes to the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (“OSDI”). On April 24, 2017, SP MBE 2017-004 (which supplanted SP MBE 11-01) and SP SLBE 2017-005 (which supplanted SP SLBE 12-01) became effective. The Commission adopted new Standard Procedures (“SP” or “Policies”) for the MBE and SLBE Programs. Public meetings were held to update the public on policy changes and to provide an opportunity for public comments. Governor Hogan signed HB319 into law, which extended the MBE Program through June 2022 and changed the office name to the Office of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion. WSSC completed and published the findings of the 2015 Disparity Study. predicate” to continue WSSC’s MBE Program. The Study, which examined total contract payments and awards for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2014, also identified an existing disparity of utilization among several participating groups. WSSC’s MBE Program was scheduled to sunset on July 1, 2017. This fact set in motion several actions on the part of the Commission and the (then) Small Local, and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office. A 2015 Disparity Study conducted for WSSC by MGT of America, provided the basis or “factual 8 (revised 11/2017) WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report