King County Disparity Study Public Introduction Webinar
King County (“County”) is conducting a disparity study for its Contracting Opportunities Program, aka Small Contractor and Suppliers (SCS) Program. The County seeks to ensure that minority and woman-owned business enterprises (“M/WBEs”) have equal access to contracting opportunities and that the County’s current initiatives remain legally defensible and administratively successful.
The study will further examine factors necessary for entrepreneurial success, such as access to business capital, bonding, networks, suppliers and other resources. The study also will gather anecdotal evidence of any continuing effects of past or present race and sex discrimination, and the impact of the current County program. Finally, the study will review the County’s current efforts and activities and make recommendations for future initiatives and enhancements.
Your participation is therefore critical to informing the study results and recommendations.
Public Information Webinar:
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 PM
The public information webinar will introduce the study team, present the study elements and methodology, describe the study process, and outline how stakeholders and business owners can participate.
The County welcomes the participation of all business owners, those who are currently doing business with the County, as well as those interested in contracting opportunities.
Please join us to learn about this important project and how you can participate.
QUESTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Study Website: kingcounty.disparity-study.com
Consultant conducting the study:
Colette Holt & Associates
King County’s Study Manager
Katia Garcia, Pro-Equity Contracting Supervisor
King County Department of Executive Services
Business Development and Contract Compliance