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 32Letter from the General Manager/CEO Greetings Members of the WSSC Business Community and Other WSSC Friends: Diversity is just the way we do business and we are proving that in our delivery of excellent service to the great Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. It is my distinct pleasure to present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (“SLMBE”) Program Performance Results. FY 2016 marks the end of another year of stellar accomplishments for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC or the Commission) SLMBE Program. The SLMBE Program Performance Results for FY 2016 reflect a continuing and focused effort across the organization on our commitment to Supplier Diversity. It is a reflection of how our commitment starts at the top and is embedded in the way we do business daily. Our performance in FY 2016 provides evidence of our ongoing efforts to build strategic partnerships with minority and women-owned businesses and small and local firms. We strive to bring sustainable value to the customers and businesses we serve through the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MBE or M/WBE) Program and the Commission’s Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program. Our program has received local and national attention for its success and for our outreach efforts to open up WSSC business opportunities to a growing number of businesses in our community. A highlight of FY 2016 was WSSC’s Women Business Owners Expo, which boasted over 450 attendees, showcasing our commitment to the holistic development of our M/WBEs, local businesses and their owners. As a result of the SLMBE Office’s hard work and partnerships’ development, I am pleased to report to you that WSSC: • Made total contract payments of over $114.8 million to M/WBE firms — 20% of total contract payments; • Awarded almost $151 million in M/WBE total contracts — 27% of total contract awards; • Made total contract payments of approximately $31 million to SLBE firms; and • Awarded nearly $44.7 million in total contract awards to SLBE firms. Our Program efforts continue to grow as WSSC’s Commissioners and Leadership Team are committed to Supplier Diversity, a commitment reflected in our dynamic M/WBE and SLBE programs. We are moving forward to strategically fulfill WSSC’s mission and vision to represent world-class service in the water and wastewater industry by doing three things: Simplify. Focus. Connect. As part of our efforts to move forward, I am pleased to inform you that our 2015 Disparity Study is now complete ( The data and conclusions support the continuation of our MBE Program efforts. Our MBE Program is currently scheduled to sunset July 1, 2017. As we begin planning for the 2017 Legislative Session, we ask for your support for the authority to continue this valuable economic driver for our local business community. In the meantime, we invite you to experience this FY 2016 SLMBE Performance Results Report and learn more about the work of WSSC’s SLMBE Program. We appreciate the support of the business communities in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, and throughout the region. As I said at the beginning, diversity is just the way we do business! Carla A. Reid General Manager/CEO Carla A. Reid, GM/CEO 2 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016