WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report (revised 11/2017) 11 the goals of the MBE Program, WSSC continues to implement strategies to increase total contract payments to value-driven MBEs each fiscal year, based on the Disparity Study. On March 15, 2017, WSSC approved Standard Procedure MBE 2017-004, which supplanted SP MBE 11-01. In FY 2017, WSSC spent $156.9 million (27%) in total contract payments to M/WBEs (Figure 1) as compared to $114.8 million (20%) in total contract payments made in FY 2016 (Figure 2). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CONT. FIGURE 1: FY 2017 M/WBE TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS The abbreviation “M/WBE” includes women-owned business enterprises (“WBEs”) as well as minority-owned firms that have obtained MBE certification as provided in SP MBE 2017-004 Majority $431,874,399 27% M/WBE $156,900,804 73% Total Contract Payments: $588,775,203 FIGURE 2: FY 2016 M/WBE TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS Majority $472,666,623 20% M/WBE $114,832,166 80% Total Contract Payments: $587,498,789 MBE TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS FIGURE 3: FY 2017 M/WBE TOTAL CONTRACT AWARDS Majority $406,535,728 37% M/WBE $236,136,069 63% Total Contract Awards: $642,671,797 FIGURE 4: FY 2016 M/WBE TOTAL CONTRACT AWARDS Majority $414,737,966 27% M/WBE $150,968,610 73% Total Contract Awards: $565,706,576 MBE TOTAL CONTRACT AWARDS In FY 2017, WSSC made $236.1 million (37%) in total contract awards to MBE firms (Figure 3) as compared to nearly $151 million (27%) in FY 2016 (Figure 4).