Equity & Empowerment

Number of Certified SBEs

On Target On Target

309

certified SBEs
Result for FY-2018

On Target On Target

Equity & Empowerment

Number of Certified SBEs

On Target On Target

309

certified SBEs
Result for FY-2018

Measure Description

The number of certified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) is captured in the Oracle database and will be updated quarterly. It represents the available certified SBE firms ready to do business with the City. Businesses become SBE-certified when they are ready to compete for upcoming work. The Procurement Department aims to increase this number by 5 percent annually through its business outreach events. It is important to note that firms are SBE-certified for a three year period and must be recertified in order to count.

Measure Importance

It is important to the community that our Small Business Enterprises are identified and are receiving contract awards. Certification is advantageous to small businesses and enables them to be more competitive. When Small Business Enterprises do business with the City, the local economy is supported and vendors are successful. The City leadership consider this a gauge in good business practices. This is a vehicle for leveling the playing field between large and small businesses.

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Explanation of Performance

At the close of FY18, there were 309 Small Business Enterprises certified and ready to do business with the City.  This exceeds our target as we were able to see this number grow by nearly 6% over the previous fiscal year. A good way to maintain this number is to make every effort to support Small Business Enterprises in submitting responses to solicitations.  This is why the City’s Procurement Department holds business outreach events to promote upcoming business opportunities.  These events are a collaborative effort between Procurement and City project managers to market upcoming work.


Status Indicator Definitions
On Target: Meets or exceeds expected performance
Watch: Falls close to expected performance
Below Target: Does not meet expectation; being monitored for improvement
Other Data: Data gathering only, no target

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