Effort designed to increase future capacity of businesses to win County contracts
RFP available here
MINEOLA – As part of her Administration’s continued efforts to open doors and create opportunities for all residents to participate in County government, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today announced a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) for a Disparity Study and Consultant Services.
Thanks to a concerted push by County Executive Curran and with bipartisan Legislative support, Nassau County’s capital budget provided $500K for a Disparity Study to gather data about the availability and utilization of Minority, Woman, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (MWBEs/SDVOBs) in the County. The RFP is open to proposals from consultants with expertise in the preparation of disparity studies and capacity building programs.
“We want our Nassau County based MWBE/SDVOB businesses to grow and thrive, and we know that there is more potential than is presently being tapped into,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “This study, combined with on-going consulting services, will support our mission to expand economic opportunity for all and help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.”
“The Office of Minority Affairs is pleased to lead the effort to select a consultant to partner with the County in this important study and effort,” said Lionel Chitty, Executive Director of Office of Minority Affairs. “This is a vital step Nassau County is taking to identify where we are falling short and provide a roadmap for positioning our MWBE/SDVOB businesses for greater success in winning County contracts.”
The primary objectives of the draft Disparity Study and Consultant Services contract are to:
The Curran Administration has taken on a comprehensive effort to establish systems and protocols to promote transparency, fairness, inclusion in County contracting processes, and support for women, minority, and veteran owned businesses. Key Administration initiatives to date include:
Those interested can find the RFP in its entirety by going to the Nassau County website.