26 (revised 11/2017) WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report WSSC’s signature SLBE Program was established in 2001 to ensure the small local business community is afforded opportunities to participate in WSSC’s contracts. The SLBE Program is a race- and gender- neutral program specifically designed by WSSC to encourage contracting with small local firms located in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The SLBE Program furthers the Commission’s objective of fostering broad-based competition within the small and local business community. It encourages economic growth by offering benefits, particularly to those small firms headquartered in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. These benefits include contract-specific subcontracting goals, bid price preferences, evaluation point preferences, and the Optimization of Diverse Business Development Program (ODBDP) SLBE TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS In FY 2017, total contract payments to WSSC- Approved SLBE firms (prime and validated subcontractor payments) totaled $56.2 million as depicted in Figure 19, with $50.3 million in total contract payments for Construction Services. Total contract awards made to WSSC-Approved SLBE firms in FY 2017 totaled $53 million (depicted in Figure 21), an $8.3 million increase compared to FY 2016 SLBE total contract awards of $44.7 million. FY 2017 PERFORMANCE RESULTS SLBE PROGRAM LOCATION/COUNTY TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS Baltimore SMSA $134,130 Out of State $1,412,636 Prince George’s County $30,818,382 Washington SMSA $360,360 Montgomery County $13,055,786 Maryland, Other $10,448,560 Total $56,229,854 Figure 20 provides a summary of the SLBE total contract payments by location with $30.8 million of the $56.2 million to WSSC-Approved SLBE firms located in Prince George’s county and another $13 million in total contract payments to WSSC-Approved SLBE firms in Montgomery county. FIGURE 20: TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS TO SLBE FIRMS BY LOCATION WSSC CONTRACTING AREA TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS A&E Services $973,798 Construction $50,305,945 Goods & Services $2,626,456 Professional Services $2,323,655 Total $56,229,854 Figure 19 depicts $56.2 million as total contract payments to WSSC-Approved SLBE firms. FIGURE 19: TOTAL CONTRACT PAYMENTS TO SLBE FIRMS BY CONTRACTING AREA