MWBE changes to the city of Houston

Recently announced by the city of Houston:

Mayor Parker, Houston City Council Increase Minority/Women-Owned/Small Business Participation in City Construction Contracts Citywide Goal Increases to 34%

Houston City Council today approved Mayor Annise Parker’s recommended enhancements to the city’s 30-year-old goal-oriented Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) contracting program. Due to council’s action, women-owned businesses will be reinstated to the program, the citywide participation goal in construction will increase from 22 percent to 34 percent and the Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise program will be expanded to adopt the federal government’s definition of disability to be more inclusive of disabled veterans. The changes are the end result of a recent disparity study, conducted by a nationally-recognized firm, comparing the number of MWBE firms utilized on city contracts to the number of such companies available in the greater Houston area.


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