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22IWSSCSLMBELegislativeReportGlossaryofTermsAppendixASectioninWSSCsolicitationsdescribingtheSLMBEparticipationrequirementspotentialsubcontractingopportunitiesgoodfaitheffortsevaluationteststandardsdeterminingcommerciallyusefulfunctionandapplicableSLMBEProgramforms.AwardThefinalselectionofabidderorofferorforaspecifiedprimecontractorsubcontractdollaramount.ContractawardsaremadebytheCommissiontoprimecontractorsorsuppliersandbyprimecontractorsorsupplierstosubcontractorsorsub-suppliersusuallypursuanttoanopenInvitationforBidIFBaRequestforProposalRFPoranArchitectureEngineeringQualifica-tionprocess.Contractawardsreflectanticipateddollaramountswhichmaybedifferentfromeventualpayments.BidderAfirmsubmittingapriceorproposalinresponsetoanInvitationforBid.CentralizedBidderRegistrationSystemCBRAnautomatedweb-basedsystemwhereprospectivebiddersregistertoprovidegoodsorservicestotheCommission.CommissionorWSSCTheWashingtonSuburbanSanitaryCommission.ComplianceAssuringthatwhatispromisediswhatispaid.AlsofortheSLMBEOfficereviewingandreportingdatatoprovideanaccuratepictureofhowtheSLMBEProgramisperforming.ContractorAnypersonhavingacontractwithWSSC.ContractTypeAreaswithintheCommissionthatcontractforgoodsandprofessionalservicesincertainindustriesArchitecturalEngineeringConstructionGoodsandServicesandProfes-sionalServices.ConstructionTheprocessofbuildingalteringrepairingimprovingordemolishinganypublicfacilityincludingstructuresbuildingspipelinesplantsinfrastructureorotherpublicimprovementstorealproperty.Itdoesnotincludetheroutineoperationroutinerepairorroutinemaintenanceofthesefacilities.Constructionmaterialsandsuppliesmaybepartofaconstructionpurchaseifprocuredbythecontractor.IfconstructionmaterialsandsuppliesarepurchaseddirectlybyWSSCtheyareclassifiedasgoodspurchases.DisparityStudyAstatisticalanalysisofWSSCprimecontractorsandsubcontractors.ThemostrecentdisparitystudycoveredtheperiodJuly12003toJune302009andconsideredpurchaseordersanddirectpaymentsfromseveralWSSCdatasources.DollarsDollarspaidtoprimessubcontractorsandsuppliersforWSSCcontractedgoodsandservices.FiscalYearFYTheCommissionsfiscalyearisJuly1throughJune30.GoalEitheradesiredannualtargetoracontractspecificsubcontractingrequirement.AnnualtargetsareaspirationaltheyarenotapplicabletoindividualcontractsbutareintendedtoserveasbenchmarksagainstwhichtomeasuretheeffectivenessoftheSLMBEPrograminincreasingparticipationofreadywillingandableSLMBEsinWSSCcontractingopportunities.GoodFaithEffortsActionstakenbyabidderrespondentorprimecontractorasestablishedbyreliabledocumentationofthebiddersintenttocomplywiththeSLMBEProgramgoalsandprocedures.Goodfaitheffortsgobeyondduediligenceandincludebutarenotlimitedtoallspecifiedrequirements.GoodsSuppliesequipmentmaterialsandalltangiblepersonalpropertyexcludingrealproperty.GraduationAnMBEorSLBEfirmpermanentlygraduatesfromtheCommissionsSLMBEProgramwhenitmeetsthecriteriastatedinSPMBE11-01effectiveMay12011andSPSLBE12-01effectiveAugust262011respectively.MBEMBEisusedintwowaysinthisreport1WhenusedtodescribeanofficialWSSCprogramorpolicyMBEreferstoanylegalentityexceptajointventurethatisorganizedtoengageincom-mercialtransactionsiscertifiedasbeingatleastfifty-onepercent51ownedmanagedandcontrolledbyoneormoresociallyandeconomi-callydisadvantagedminorityorwomanindividuals