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Leon County Board of County Commissioners

Disparity Study Update

Final Report

Summary

In October, 2008 Leon County Board of County Commissioners contracted with MGT of America Inc. to conduct a minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) program disparity study update to determine whether there is a compelling interest to continue implementing a narrowly-tailored program.

The Leon County Disparity Study Update Final Report is an analysis of availability, utilization and disparity with regard to MWBE participation.  The disparity study update reviewed Leon County contracts and procurement data for the period of October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2008.

 The purpose of this disparity study was to:

  • Examine barriers that may have resulted in disparities in the utilization of available MWBE's and Non-MWBE’s.
  • Identify the availability of MWBE’s that are ready, willing and able to do business with Leon County in the relevant market area.
  • Analyze the contracting and expenditure data of Leon County to determine it’s utilization of MWBE's.
  • Determine the extent to which any identified disparities in the utilization of available MWBE’s by Leon County.
  • Recommend programs to remedy the effects of marketplace barriers that adversely affect the contract participation of minority, women and small business enterprises (MWSBE) and non- MWSBE's.

The results of this study and conclusions are presented in detail in Chapters 2.0 through 7.0.

To view the Disparity Study  Update, please click on the link below:

Leon County Disparity Study Update Final Report

 

Comments or Questions Contact:
Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise Division
1800-3 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850)606-1650
(850)606-1651 Fax