The Inception

On January 11, 2007, Irving City Council adopted a policy to provide equal opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses (MWBE’s) in the City procurement process for all basic goods, professional services, construction, and other solicitations. It is the policy of the City of Irving to encourage the growth and development of MWBEs that can successfully compete for contracting opportunities.

 City Council Resolution No.1-11-07-021 

Participation Goals

The Good Faith Effort (GFE) Plan establishes minimum subcontracting participation for all prospective bidders, proposers, and submitters to ensure a reasonable degree of MWBE participation in the City contracts.

Overall average goal is 26%, with specific goals as follow

Prospective bidders / proposers are required to make a good faith effort to meet the established participation goals. Bidders must document their good faith effort to include minority and women-owned businesses in the contract. Purchasing department staff will assist vendors with registration.  

MWBE certification agencies
Certifications from the following agencies are accepted by the City of Irving: