Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Fiscal Year 2016 Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise Program Performance Results Executive Summary Register to do business at Get more information about SLMBE Programs View the full 2015 Disparity Study at View the full FY 2016 SLMBE Performance Results Report at Please contact us at for more information Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office 14501 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 Office: 301-206-8800 Fax: 301-206-8503 Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Diversity… just the way we do business! and develop the base of diverse suppliers needed to support WSSC’s supply chain. These efforts include: • Hosting, attending and participating in 97 outreach events (45 internal; 52 external). Among the events were business and procurement fairs, trade shows, business matchmaking events, networking events and clinics; • Providing contracting opportunities and information via targeted outreach events; • Registering 602 new suppliers of which 107 were MBEs, 41 were SLBEs, and 4 were a combination of both in WSSC’s Supplier Portal System (formerly the Centralized Bidder Registration (CBR) System) as of June 30, 2016; and • Hosting business development clinics in either one-on-one and/or group forums to help suppliers seeking to participate in WSSC’s SLMBE Programs and contracting opportunities. The SLMBE Office’s extensive outreach has shifted from a focus on meeting tactical Supplier Diversity goals, such as spending targets and/or metrics, to more strategic goals that focus on developing the skills and financial stability of our M/WBE and SLBE firms. These outreach events were designed to develop a diverse supplier base to support our supply chain needs and stimulate our local economies. WSSC’s performance in FY 2016 and our goals for the current year demonstrate our commitment to the success of the M/WBE and SLBE Programs and the local economic well-being of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.