It is City of Irving policy to provide equal opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in the city procurement process for all basic goods, professional services, construction and other solicitations. The City of Irving encourages the growth and development of M/WBEs that can successfully compete for contracting opportunities.
City Council Resolution No.1-11-07-021
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 follows:
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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.
M/WBE certification agencies
Certifications from the following agencies are accepted by the City of Irving: