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Presented by Dr. Sameer Bawa, BBC Director 1999 Broadway, Suite 2200 Denver, Colorado 80202 (303) 321-2547 June 10, 2014 What is.

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1 Presented by Dr. Sameer Bawa, BBC Director 1999 Broadway, Suite 2200 Denver, Colorado (303) June 10, 2014 What is a disparity study?

2 Purpose of a disparity study 2 Assess whether minority-/women-owned businesses face discrimination in marketplace ● Assess any underutilization of MBE/WBEs ● Examine any barriers in local marketplace ● Review contract policies, program measures ● Develop, refine M/WBE program measures ● Ensure program compliance

3 Components of a disparity study 3 Community engagement Legal analysis and framework Review of contracting practices Utilization analysis Availability analysis Disparity analysis Analyses of marketplace conditions Historical and current discrimination Program implementation Recommendations

4 Utilization analysis 4 Determine percentage of prime contract, subcontract dollars that went to M/WBEs Agency data ● Prime contracts, subcontracts ● Utilized vendors ● Other information Telephone surveys ● Business information ● Lines of work ● Year established ● Race/ethnicity and gender XX% M/WBE UTILIZATION on agency contracts

5 Availability analysis 5 Agency data ● Prime contracts, subcontracts ● Other information Telephone surveys XX% M/WBE AVAILABILITY for agency contracts Measure percentage of contract dollars that M/WBEs ready, willing, and able to perform ● Lines of work ● Contractor role ● Year established ● Relative capacity ● Qualifications and interest ● Race/ethnicity and gender

6 Disparity analysis 6 Assess differences between utilization and availability XX% M/WBE UTILIZATION XX% M/WBE AVAILABILITY DISPARITY INDEX ● Disparities of 0.80 or less considered substantial ● Measure whether disparities are statistically significant

7 Analysis of marketplace conditions Identify barriers in local marketplace for M/WBEs Business ownership 2 Success of businesses 4 Public, private sector work 5 Entry and advancement 1 Access to capital 3 Quantitative ● Modeling of Census data ● Telephone surveys ● Availability analysis Qualitative ● Public hearings ● Telephone surveys ● Discrimination complaints ● In-depth interviews

8 Thank you! 8


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