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14IWSSCSLMBELegislativeReportEstablishedin2001theSLBEProgramisWSSCssignatureprogramtoensurethelocalbusinesscommunityhasopportunitiestoparticipateinWSSCcontracting.TheSLBEProgramisaraceandgender-neutralprogramspecificallydesignedbytheCommissiontoencouragecontractingwithsmallfirmslocatedinPrinceGeorgesandMontgomerycountiesandorsignificantemployeepresence.TheSLBEProgramfurtherstheCommissionsobjectiveoffosteringbroad-basedcompetitionwithinthesmallandlocalbusinesscommunityandencouragingeconomicgrowthbyofferingbenefitstosmallfirmsheadquarteredinPrinceGeorgesandMontgomerycounties.Thesebenefitsincludespecialsubcontractingrequirementspreferenceinevaluationandpricingandashelteredmarketprogram.PaymentsInFY2014ourpaymentstoSLBEfirmsprimesandvalidatedpaymentstosubcontractorstotaled18.2millionasdepictedinFigure14with16.9millioninpaymentsforConstruction.Figure15providesabreakdownoftheSLBEpaymentsbylocationwith11.3millionofthe18.2milliontofirmslocatedinPrinceGeorgescounty.PrimeSubTotalContractAreadollarsdollarsdollarsAEServices0.003465330.003465330.00ConstructionServices3244971.00102191776.00105436747.00GoodsServices1497718.04124000.001621718.04ProfessionalServices350000.00332543.00682543.00Total5092689.04106113649.00111206338.04Figure16AwardstoSLBEFirmsbyContractingAreaSMALLLOCALBUSINESSENTERPRISEPROGRAMDataandMetricsWSSCContractAreaTotalsAE5272.50Construction16947332.94GoodsandServices1188752.58ProfessionalServices144125.99Total18285484.01Figure14PaymentstoSLBEFirmsbyWSSCContractingAreaLocationCountyTotalsOutofState884324.38PrinceGeorgesCounty11318050.80WashingtonSMSA1004074.48MontgomeryCounty4189077.98MarylandOther889956.37Total18285484.01Figure15PaymentstoSLBEFirmsbyLocationSLBEfirmswereawarded111.2millionwiththemajorityofawardsinthecontractingareaofConstructionintheamountof105millionFigure16.