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SLMBELegislativeReport21GlossaryAppendixASectioninWSSCsolicitationsdescribingtheSLMBEparticipationrequirementspotentialsub-contractingopportunitiesgoodfaitheffortsevalua-tionteststandardsdeterminingcommerciallyusefulfunctionandapplicableSLMBEProgramforms.AwardThenalselectionofabidderorofferorforaspeciedprimecontractorsubcontractdol-laramount.ContractawardsaremadebytheCommissiontoprimecontractorsorsuppliersandbyprimecontractorsorsupplierstosubcontractorsorsub-suppliersusuallypursuanttoanopenInvitationforBidIFBaRequestforProposalRFPoranArchitectureEngineeringQualicationprocess.Contractawardsreectanticipateddollaramountswhichmaybedifferentfromeventualpayments.BidderArmsubmittingapriceorproposalinresponsetoanInvitationforBid.CentralizedBidderRegistrationSystemCBRAnautomatedweb-basedsystemwhereprospectivebiddersregistertoprovidegoodsorservicestotheCommission.CommissionorWSSCTheWashingtonSuburbanSanitaryCommission.ComplianceAssuringthatwhatispromisediswhatispaid.AlsofortheSLMBOfcereviewingandreportingdatatoprovideanaccuratepictureofhowtheSLMBEProgramisperforming.ContractorAnypersonhavingacontractwithWSSC.ContractTypeAreaswithintheCommissionthatcon-tractforgoodsandprofessionalservicesincertainindustriesArchitecturalEngineeringConstructionGoodsandServicesandProfessionalServices.ConstructionTheprocessofbuildingalteringrepair-ingimprovingordemolishinganypublicfacilityincludingstructuresbuildingspipelinesplantsinfrastructureorotherpublicimprovementstorealproperty.Itdoesnotincludetheroutineoperationroutinerepairorroutinemaintenanceofthesefacili-ties.Constructionmaterialsandsuppliesmaybepartofaconstructionpurchaseifprocuredbythecontractor.IfconstructionmaterialsandsuppliesarepurchaseddirectlybyWSSCtheyareclassiedasgoodspurchases.DisparityStudyAstatisticalanalysisofWSSCprimecontractorsandsubcontractors.Themostrecentdis-paritystudycoveredtheperiodJuly12003toJune302009andconsideredpurchaseordersanddirectpaymentsfromseveralWSSCdatasources.DollarsDollarspaidtoprimessubcontractorsandsuppliersforWSSCcontractedgoodsandservices.FiscalYearFYTheCommissionsscalyearisJuly1throughJune30.GoalEitheradesiredannualtargetoracontract-specicsubcontractingrequirement.AnnualtargetsareaspirationaltheyarenotapplicabletoindividualcontractsbutareintendedtoserveasbenchmarksagainstwhichtomeasuretheeffectivenessoftheSLMBEPrograminincreasingparticipationofreadywillingandableSLMBEsinWSSCcontractingopportunities.