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22SLMBELegislativeReportGoodFaithEffortsActionstakenbyabidderrespon-dentorprimecontractorasestablishedbyreliabledocumentationofthebiddersintenttocomplywiththeSLMBEProgramgoalsandprocedures.Goodfaitheffortsgobeyondduediligenceandincludebutarenotlimitedtoallspeciedrequirements.GoodsSuppliesequipmentmaterialsandalltan-giblepersonalpropertyexcludingrealproperty.GraduationAnMBEorSLBErmpermanentlygradu-atesfromtheCommissionsSLMBEProgramwhenitmeetsthecriteriastatedinSPMBE11-01effectiveMay12011andSPSLBE12-01effectiveAugust262011respectively.MBEMBEisusedintwowaysinthisreport1WhenusedtodescribeanofcialWSSCprogramorpolicyMBEreferstoanylegalentityexceptajointventurethatisorganizedtoengageincommercialtransactionsiscertiedasbeingatleastfty-onepercent51ownedmanagedandcontrolledbyoneormoresociallyandeconomicallydisadvan-tagedminorityorwomanindividualsasdenedinArticle14-301oftheStateFinanceProcurementArticleoftheMarylandAnnotatedCodeandisreadywillingandabletosellgoodsorservicesthatarepurchasedbytheWSSC.InthisuseMBEincludeswomen-ownedbusinessenterprisesandislimitedtormsthathaveobtainedMBEcerticationinaccordancewiththeprovisionsofSectionVII.A.2Whenusedinconjunctionwithgraphsandtablesinthisreportitincludesonlyminority-ownedbusinessesanddoesnotincludewomen-ownedbusinesses.MWBEPercentageTheawardspaymentsmadetocertiedminorityandwomenbusinessenterprisesdividedbythetotalawardspaymentsmajorityplusMWBE.NotethatitispossibletohavealowerMWBEpaymentpercentageinagivenyearevenifthetotalamountpaidishigherdependingonthetotaldollaramountofallcontractpayments.PaymentsDollarsactuallypaidtoprimecontractorssubcontractorsorsuppliersforWSSC-contractedgoodsandservices.ProcurementCardP-CardAcreditcardusedbyCommissionemployeestopurchaseitemsunder5000.TheseexpendituresarenotcurrentlyincludedintheMWBEpaymentdata.ProcurementOfceTheofcethatobtainsgoodsandprofessionalservicesCommission-wide.ProfferToincludeinanoffer.Whenabidderorpro-posersofferisacceptedwithsubcontractingpar-ticipationtheCommissionstatesthatthebidderorproposerhasprofferedsubcontractingonthecontract.ServicesLabortimeoreffortnotinvolvingthedeliveryofatangiblematerialproductotherthanreportsincidentaltotherequiredperformance.Thetermincludesconsultingpersonalprofessionaltechnicalandadvisoryservices.Itdoesnotincludeemploymentagreementsandcollectivebargainingagreements.