Minority Business & Economic Development

Past Performance

Minority Business & Economic Development
Client

The City of Baltimore

Contracted Period: (2014-2015)

KPS supported the gathering of qualitative information from MBE/WBE and non-MBE/WBE business owners regarding their experiences with doing business in the City of Baltimore market area.

Type of Survey Study

City of Baltimore MBE/WBE Disparity Study

Keller Professional Services (KPS) served as the MBE Subcontractor for the City of Baltimore’s Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Disparity Study. The purpose of the study was to gather and analyze evidence required by the federal courts to determine that Baltimore City’s M/W/DBE Program remains legally defensible and administratively successful.

The study also evaluated the City’s current MBE/WBE Program and related policies and made recommendations to the City for future enhancements.

  • Performed outreach to MBE/DBE and non M/W/DBE stakeholders to increase participation in focus groups.
  • Managed help desk for focus group registration.
  • Scheduled, tracked and documented outreach efforts and focus group registration confirmations.
  • Managed logistics and on-site focus group registration to  ensure the integrity of the study.
  • Assisted the focus group facilitator with room setup and data transfer to Prime Contractor.

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