Press release from City of Gainesville
The City of Gainesville’s Office of Equity and Inclusion invites members of the business community to two virtual informational meetings via Zoom to learn more about its upcoming disparity study.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18; Register in advance via this link.
5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 via this link; Register in advance via this link.
The study is designed to identify disparities in the utilization of minority- and women-owned businesses (MBEs and WBEs) in City procurement. It also will assess whether MBEs and WBEs have the maximum opportunity to compete for, and participate in, the City’s procurement of prime contracts and subcontracts.
The City has secured Griffin & Strong, P.C. to administer the study and interview local business owners about their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with the City and within the Gainesville marketplace.
Registration for the meetings is free and recommended but not required to participate.