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  1. City of Cincinnati, Ohio Disparity Study May 2014

  2. Meeting Agenda Introduce Study Team Outline Research Objectives Discuss Data Collection Process Establish a Partnership Present Contracting Opportunities Receive Public Comment

  3. Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. • Established in 1978 • Public Policy Research and Marketing Professionals • AWARD WINNING COMPANY • Services Divisions • Business Affirmative Action • Corporate Communication

  4. Disparity StudiesOn time and Unchallenged • Cities- 29 • Counties- 20 • 127 Total Studies • States- 15 • Schools- 15 • Districts- 48

  5. Municipal Experience

  6. Subconsultant Team

  7. Study Objectives Determine If Statistical Disparity Exists Determine Practices Affecting Any Documented Disparity Assess Effectiveness of Race and Gender-Neutral Programs Prepare a Legally Defensible Study

  8. Research Challenges Conduct Outreach to Ethnically Diverse Communities Identify Prime and Subcontract Awards and Payments Recommend Best Management Practices to Eliminate Barriers

  9. Croson Standard • Compelling Purpose • Evidence of Systemic Racial Discrimination • Narrowly Tailored • Remedy Documented Discrimination • Update Periodically • Assess Effectiveness of Remedy

  10. Narrowly Tailored Remedy Disparity Findings are Ethnic and Gender- Specific Race and Gender Goals Limited to Disparity Findings Goals Defined by Availability

  11. Key Disparity Study Elements Collection of Prime and Subcontracts Analysis of Prime and Subcontractor Utilization Enumeration of Willing and Able Businesses Collection of Anecdotal Accounts Recommendations to Eliminate Contracting Barriers

  12. Utilization Elements • Subcontract Expenditure • Contract Amendments and Change Orders • Subcontract • Award • Prime Contract Award • Award Date and Number • Contractor Ethnicity and Gender • Industry Codes

  13. AVAILABILITYTHE ACHILLES HEEL Access Capacity and Qualifications

  14. Business Profile U.S. Census: County Business Patterns 2009; US Census Survey of Business Owners 2007

  15. In-Depth Interview Process Screen Potential Interviewees Select Business Owner Interviewees Conduct 60 In-depth Interviews Transcribe, Code and Analyze Interviews Assess Patterns and Practices

  16. What is an Anecdotal Finding?

  17. General Discrimination Racial Stereotyping Sexual Harassment Workplace Intimidation Barriers to Financing and Credit

  18. Barriers Created By Public Agencies Bid Information Difficult to Obtain Inadequate Lead Time to Bid Lowest M/WBE Bids Cancelled Excessive Monitoring Contracts Bundling Late Payments

  19. Barriers Created By Prime Contractors Bids Shopped after Awards Low M/WBE Bidder Denied Contract Reduction in Scope of Work Unauthorized Substitution of M/WBEs Higher Performance Standard for M/WBEs Late Payments

  20. Help Us Identify

  21. Partner With Us Agree to an Anecdotal Interview Complete a Business Survey

  22. Contracting Opportunities

  23. Upcoming Contracts

  24. CommentsLimit Responses to 2 minutes • Please State the Following: • Your Name • Your Business • Your Organizational Affiliation

  25. Thank You!