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Palm Beach County Disparity Study


The Palm Beach County Disparity Study evaluated government procurement and contracting practices to:
– Identify best practices that will help the County to build business programs to stimulate economic growth of local businesses
– Increase participation of Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in County contracts

The study has determined that a statistical disparity does in fact exists in the award of PBC’s contracts to ready, willing, and able market area M/WBEs. Based on the findings, the Chamber is advocating that the County make changes to its contracting processes in order to increase the number of M/WBE bidders and awards to M/WBEs.  Get in the know by reading the links below and attending upcoming meetings.


To review the final draft: Click Here.


The Board of County Commissioners will decide on whether or not to accept the disparity study at the December 19, 2017 County Commission Meeting.  The Chamber is asking interested parties to attend the meeting and speak on behalf of minority and women businesses to support staff’s recommendation to accept the disparity study results.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at  2 p.m.
Robert Weisman Government Center – Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers
301 N Olive Ave 6th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL

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News Articles:

Palm Beach County School Board to discuss disparity study

Palm Beach County’s minority contracting raises questions

Palm Beach County disparity study kicks off with business community meetings Saturday

Are women, minorities getting fair shot at PBC contracts? Wait for it

IG says county followed rules in contracting for disparity study

Palm Beach County studies find women, minorities don’t get fair share of contracts

More Information:

To know more about the study: Click Here.

Tiffany FaublasPalm Beach County Disparity Study