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File #: 2022-0101   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 2/15/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2022 Final action: 5/26/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING and FILING the report back to Motion 43 on a 48 by 2028 Policy Objective to Increase Small and Disadvantaged Business Participation; and B. ADOPTING the Top 8 for 48 by '28 Plan.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: Advertising, Bids, Certification, City of Los Angeles, Commerce, Construction, Contractors, Contracts, Disadvantaged business enterprises, Disparity Study, Eric Garcetti, Formula Allocation / Local Return, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Hilda Solis, ITS Initiatives, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, James Butts, Janice Hahn, Local Returns, Local transportation, Los Angeles Unified School District, Minorities, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Partnerships, Payment, Plan, Policy, Prime Contractor, Procurement, Program, Ramps (Interchanges), Small Business Enterprise, Small Business Prime Program, Training programs, Transit operators, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative, United States Department Of Transportation
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 43 (December 2, 2021 Board Meeting)
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 19, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: 48 BY '28: INCREASING SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING and FILING the report back to Motion 43 on a 48 by 2028 Policy Objective to Increase Small and Disadvantaged Business Participation; and

B. ADOPTING the Top 8 for 48 by '28 Plan.

Issue
ISSUE

On December 2, 2021, the Board passed Motion 43 (Directors Solis, Hahn, Dupont-Walker, Sandoval, and Butts) requesting a report back in March 2022 on the development of a policy objective to ensure Metro's capital program 28 by '28 accelerates the increase of small and disadvantaged business participation by directing as many contract and procurement dollars as possible toward small and disadvantaged businesses.

Background
BACKGROUND

Metro's Small, Disadvantaged and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise programs and initiatives such as Small Business Prime set-aside program, Contracting Outreach and Mentoring Program, Contractor Bonding & Assistance Program, and Medium
Size Business Program are catalyst for economic opportunity and expands access to contracting opportunities. In 2021, Metro further enhanced the SB Prime program by increasing its contract threshold requirement, creating two new tiers, MSZ-I and MSZ-II, in the Medium Sized program, and the development of a Dashboard and Scorecard to track prime contractor performance in meeting and or exceeding SBE/DBE and DVBE contract goals. In February 2022, the Board approved the Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE) Preference program to strengthen the local economy and maximize contracting opportunities that increase the capacity and growth of local small and historically under-utilized businesses within the communities in which Metro's transportation projects are being built. To do more to foster the inclusion of small, disadvantaged, and historically under-utilize...

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