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Presented by: City of Grand Rapids and the Monday Group. Public Contracting and Supplier Diversity City of Grand Rapids . Purpose of Today’s Meeting. Update: Changes; Issues; Progress on EBO Programs in Grand Rapids

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purpose of today s meeting
Purpose of Today’s Meeting
  • Update:

Changes; Issues; Progress

on EBO Programs in Grand Rapids

  • Role of the Monday Group assisting the City of Grand Rapids and as a model resource for other public entities in Michigan.
pre proposal 2 program
Pre-Proposal 2 Program
  • City moved away from quotas and mandates
  • Incentives programs developed for contractors who contributed to the

City’s Sustainability Plan

(Strategic Plan).

acceptance
Acceptance

“EQUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY (EBO) PROGRAMS

CONSTRUCTION, GOODS and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES”

Diversityand Inclusion Programs

Not-for-Profit

Public

Private

proposal 2 impact
Proposal 2 Impact

Public

Diversity and Inclusion Programs Continued

Private

Not-for-Profit

post proposal 2 impact
Post-Proposal 2 Impact

Not for distribution – unpublished EBO Special Report Update – October 2011

what s making a difference
What’s Making a Difference?

Micro-Local Business Enterprise

Designation

&

“THE MONDAY GROUP”

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New Approach

All conditions must be met to be qualified as a Micro-Local Business Enterprise

city of grand rapids micro local business enterprise micro lbe
City of Grand RapidsMicro-Local Business Enterprise (Micro-LBE)

New class of small businesses meeting special requirements.

  • Location-Kent County, over 6 months
  • Size- 25% SBA Size Standard, 2 or more years
  • Ownership - owner’s Net Worth $250,000 or less
  • RWA - Registered online with CCR & GR Purchasing

Eligible businesses include all groups:

¤Minority Business Enterprises,

¤Women Business Enterprises,

¤Veteran Owned Business,

¤Non-Minority/Women Business Enterprises

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Up Hill but Up!

Micro-LBE Impact

Micro-LBE 22.8%, 2009; 29.2%, 2010

the monday group connection
The Monday Group Connection
  • Includes invested parties to build consensus.
  • Helped develop the Micro-LBE program.
  • Sounding board for proposed policies.
  • Resource for others building diversity and inclusion programs in construction.
who is monday group public and private organizations
Who is Monday Group? Public and Private Organizations

Dykema Excavators; K&R, Inc.

Mobile Air;

  • Taylor Electric
purpose of monday group
Purpose of Monday Group
  • Connects Owners with large and small contractors who have demonstrated diversity and inclusion.
  • Develops collaborative environment with area financial institutions.
  • Education of members and community.
accomplishments
Accomplishments
  • Monday Group members have worked collaboratively for fair and inclusive supplier and contractor diversity programs.
    • Resulted in initiatives and outcomes that have benefited the local contracting community
  • Monday Group has worked out many litigation issues and shared their potential value with private, not-for-profit, and public sector entities.
benefits
Benefits
  • United Front.
  • Community Support for City Policies.
  • Collaborative efforts.
    • Expand programs to other entities.
    • Modify and improve the Micro-LBE program.
    • Banking.
private partners
Private Partners
  • Spectrum Health > 15%.
  • VanAndel Institute 19%
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation >20%.
  • KROC Center/Salvation Army 17%
  • Eastern Floral 20%
what do these plans all have in common
What do these Plans all have in Common?
  • CEO mandate with accountability and measurement of success or failure.
  • Minority participation is a requirement, not a suggestion.
  • Smaller bid packages to accommodate a larger pool of companies.
  • Community and business outreach.
  • Contractors inclusion plan is submitted with their bid. (MDOT)
a plan for everyone
A Plan for Everyone
  • Cities/counties/municipalities
  • Public school districts
  • Public universities and colleges
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • For-Profit Businesses (Private or Publicly-owned)

YOU CAN ADOPT NEW OR PROVEN CONCEPTS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

review
Review
  • Successful diversity programs are:
    • Driven by the owner.
    • Accomplished by CMs selected by the owner
  • There are working models in West Michigan that can be adapted to your organization.
  • Plan now for future projects.
next steps
Next Steps
  • We want you to utilize the Monday Group model.
  • We want to partner with you in developing contractor and supplier diversity.
  • Let us Help you and Learn from you.