Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32WSSC’s SLMBE Program and Strategic Sourcing WSSC continues its strong commitment to the inclusion of the M/WBE and SLBE firms’ participation in our procurement of goods and services and professional services. To this end, as part of WSSC’s current Supply Chain Management Transformation Initiative, M/WBE and SLBE firms are given early consideration in WSSC’s Strategic Sourcing efforts. Strategic Sourcing includes efforts such as: expanding the supplier pool, conducting negotiations, developing customer and supplier relationships, risk management and ensuring M/WBE and SLBE firms’ inclusion in the solicitation process. Cross-functional Strategic Sourcing Teams (SST) are formed to develop strategies for securing goods and services with the intention to drive the cost down in the supply chain. While looking to reduce WSSC’s costs, the SLMBE Office safeguards WSSC’s ongoing efforts to ensure Supplier Diversity in WSSC’s procurement of goods and services by making certain that it is a member of every SST. Additionally, the SLMBE Office and WSSC’s Strategic Sourcing effort focuses on developing a value-added, sustainable, diverse supplier base that is agile, cost effective, innovative and of the highest quality. Early SLMBE Office involvement ensures that M/WBE and SLBE firms are included in the Strategic Sourcing process with deliberate emphasis and attention provided to our diverse supplier base. “Our goal is to provide excellent value and service to our customers using three principles—Simplify. Focus. Connect. Simplify our processes by keeping things easy to understand and improving communication. Focus on our small, local and minority businesses to help them grow and thrive as active partners with WSSC and the communities we serve. And connect with all of our customers, partners and stakeholders to make WSSC a world-class utility.” Carla A. Reid General Manager/CEO, WSSC Strategic Alliance Success: Certification Agencies WSSC makes certification easier for M/WBE firms by strategically working with and recognizing five (5) certification agencies. M/WBE firms can use these agencies to gain the needed certification required to receive preferences when bidding on WSSC contracts as M/WBE firms. These agencies have formed lasting working relationships with WSSC that benefit the entire business community.2 They include: 1. Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) 2. Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division (SDDD) 3. D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) 4. Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) 5. Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) WSSC’s SLMBE Office approves small local businesses in its signature Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program. “The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been a proud partner of the WSSC’s Minority Business Enterprise Program for over 7 years. WSCC has been a leader in supporting Hispanic and minority businesses in the region. Promoting and embracing diversity requires clear goals, follow through with implementation and vocal champions. WSSC sets the example.” Angela Franco President & CEO Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2 The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), through the Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office is dedicated to creating an inclusive purchasing environment while building sustainable relationships; expanding opportunities; and cultivating growth of small, local and minority business enterprises, which adds value to the Commission and community we serve. 14 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016