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 32M/WBE Total Contract Awards In FY 2016, WSSC awarded almost $151 million (27%) in total contracts to M/WBE firms (Figure 3) as compared to $187.9 million (28%) in FY 2015. (Figure 4) Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program As a “race- and gender-neutral” program, WSSC’s signature SLBE Program continues to demonstrate value to our local economy. Spending with SLBE firms increased again in FY 2016. The total contract payments made to SLBE firms, inclusive of prime contractors and validated payments of subcontractors in FY 2016, was $31 million, a $9 million increase compared to FY 2015 SLBE total contract payments of $22 million. SLMBE Office Outreach The SLMBE Office continues to cultivate and expand relationships with the business community and professional and trade organizations. Our extensive outreach efforts are targeted to prepare the market and develop the base of diverse suppliers needed to support WSSC’s supply chain. These efforts include: • Hosting, attending and participating in 97 outreach events (45 internal; 52 external). Among the events were business and procurement fairs, trade shows, business matchmaking events, networking events and clinics; • Providing contracting opportunities and information via targeted outreach events; • Registering 602 new suppliers of which 107 were MBEs, 41 were SLBEs, and 4 were a combination of both in WSSC’s Supplier Portal System (formerly the Centralized Bidder Registration (CBR) System) as of June 30, 2016; and • Hosting business development clinics in either one-on-one and/or group forums to help suppliers seeking to participate in WSSC’s SLMBE Programs and contracting opportunities. The SLMBE Office’s extensive outreach has shifted from a focus on meeting tactical Supplier Diversity goals, such as spending targets and/or metrics, to more strategic goals that focus on developing the skills and financial stability of our M/WBE and SLBE firms. These outreach events were designed to develop a diverse supplier base to support our supply chain needs and stimulate our local economies. WSSC’s performance in FY 2016 and our goals for the current year demonstrate our commitment to the success of the M/WBE and SLBE Programs and the local economic well-being of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. 28% 72% Total Contract Awards $674,288,897 M/WBE $187,869,377 Majority $486,419,520 27% 73% Total Contract Awards $565,706,576 M/WBE $150,968,610 Majority $414,737,966 Figure 3: FY 2016 M/WBE Total Contract Awards Figure 4: FY 2015 M/WBE Total Contract Awards Executive Summary (cont.) 6 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016