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Mayor’s Office of Business OpportunityFY 2012 Strategic Brief and Budget Presentation

The Mayor’s Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse Business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underserved groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.

Vision for the Office of Business Opportunity

  • A program that attracts qualified certification candidates

  • A reputable certification process that is easy to complete and collects all relevant information

  • Certified companies that regularly and successfully participate on City contracts

  • Prime contractors consistently meeting and exceeding utilization goals on contracts

  • Department accountability for achieving substantial progress

Stages for Organization Transition

Potential Strategies to Achieve Vision

  • Develop marketing and communications plan to promote program and attract perspective certification candidates

  • Maintain a high impact Citywide events calendar

  • Identify key areas for partner development

Program visibility

Improved service delivery in Certification

  • Implement process improvements to prevent backlog

  • Create streamlined certification for companies that are already certified with WBEA and HMSDC

  • Develop policies to retain companies and grow pool

  • Gather more information on Certified companies to enhance business development services and referrals

  • Develop policies that promote competition

  • Create opportunities to connect companies to contracts, in and outside of City contracting

Successful certified companies

Prime Contractors consistently meeting utilization goals

  • Evolve OBO’s current oversight role into a client based role that provides tools to connect Primes with certified firms

  • Strengthen contract language for more accountability

  • Penalize contractors that disregard program requirements

Department accountability for achieving substantial progress

  • Develop policies that hold departments accountable for working with Certified firms

  • Build a suite of services that help departments work directly with Certified companies

FY2012 Budget Allocation

FY 2012 Budget Forecast

OBO Workforce Demographics

Ethnicity of Male Workforce

Ethnicity of Female Workforce

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