TARGETED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
The City of Madison has adopted an affirmative action plan and requires similar efforts from vendors, contractors and other firms with which it does business. The City has determined that it is not in the public interest to purchase goods and services from vendors and contractors unless they demonstrate that they have taken affirmative action to ensure equal employment and subcontracting opportunities.
It is the official policy of the City of Madison that as an overall goal, ten percent (10%) of the City’s public works funds be expended with certified small business enterprises (SBE). This policy is designed to stimulate economic growth, promote the establishment of new businesses and provide employment opportunities. In addition, when the City expends funds provided to it by federal agencies, the City requires that contractors comply with applicable federal regulations governing the participation of minority business enterprises (MBE), women business enterprises (WBE) and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). Furthermore, it is the City’s policy that all businesses, including those owned by minorities and women, be afforded the maximum feasible opportunity to do business with the City.
This directory is designed to assist you with achieving the City’s targeted business goals. It features a categorical index and alphabetical listing of firms which have been certified as “small” as defined by the City of Madison in Section 2. This section is for use on Public Works contracts and private projects receiving financial assistance from the City of Madison. A categorical index and alphabetical listing of firms which have been certified as being owned and controlled by racial/ethnic affirmative action group members and women is contained in Section 4. This section is to be consulted for projects that have federal monies involved and a specific M/W/DBE goal attached. It is also to be used by City agencies charged with making purchasing recommendations and decisions on the City’s behalf. Also included is a list of Community Based Organizations in Madison that can be consulted to do targeted recruitment of minorities and women for employment opportunities. Finally, contact information for the Contract Compliance Program staff and our county, state, and federal counterparts is included for your convenience.
With your assistance the City has made significant strides over the years in working towards its goals. In 1998, the City spent nearly $73 million with contractors, vendors and suppliers. Of this amount more than $6.6 million or 9.10% of this was spent with minority and women owned businesses. This compares to just $456,674 (less than 1%) in City spending with M/WBEs in 1990. Small business enterprises were awarded more than $1.7 million or 9.57% of the amount spent on City Public Works construction during 1998. This compares to $93,164 or 1.24% in 1991, the year in which the City implemented its SBE Program. We are proud of our accomplishments and, with your support, we hope to achieve greater participation of targeted businesses.
If you have questions or need assistance please contact our Contract Compliance Unit at (608) 266-4082.
Please note that all businesses listed as Minority, Women or Disadvantaged Businesses can be used in both the Dane County and the City of Madison Targeted Business Enterprise Programs.
Businesses listed as Small Business Enterprises can be used only on City of Madison projects.
Businesses classified as Emerging Small Business Enterprises can be used only on Dane County projects.
Contact the City of Madison Affirmative Action Division's Contract Compliance Program at (608) 266-4910 or WI Relay Service.