The mission of MDHA is to provide Diversity Business Enterprise firms fair and equal accessibility to all of its procurement opportunities. MDHA is committed to increasing the participation of minority, women and small business enterprises in all aspects of its’ contracting of purchasing programs, including but not limited to procurement of equipment, construction and development projects, and professional services.
It is the policy of MDHA to provide minorities, women and small business enterprise equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of contracting and purchasing programs, including but not limited to, participation in procurement contracts for equipment, professional services contracts, and construction contracts. To accomplish this MDHA has developed Diversity Business Enterprise Program Initiatives. MDHA prohibits discrimination against any person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. MDHA will conduct its contracting and purchasing programs so as to prevent any discrimination and to resolve all claims of discrimination.
To ensure that minority, women, and small business firms benefits from procurement opportunities created by the Diversity Business Enterprise Program, proof of ownership, control, management responsibilities are required. Minority, women and small businesses will be placed on the vendor listing according to capacity, capability, procurement code and M/W/SBE status. Identification of minority, women and small businesses is necessary for evaluating the participation of these firms in MDHA contract activity, and for calculating the percentage of construction and purchases awarded annually to M/W/SBE’s. MDHA will accept certification of Minority and Woman Owned Business and approval of Small Business status from the following Agencies:
“Minority” means a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is:
“Minority Business Enterprise” shall mean a minority small business:
“Women Business Enterprise” shall mean small women business:
SMALL BUSINESS INTERPRISE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 4.44.010 OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY CODE OF LAWS;
“Small Business Enterprise” satisfies all of the following criteria:
|Industry||Annual Sales Volume||Maximum Number of Employees|
|Architectural/Design/Engineering||$2,000,000||30 or less|
|Construction||$2,000,000||30 or less|
|Finance, Insurance, Real Estate||$1,000,000||9 or less|
|Educational||$1,000,000||9 or less|
|Information Systems/Technology||$2,000,000||30 or less|
|Marketing/Communications/Public Relations||$2,000,000||30 or less|
|Retail Trade||$750,000||9 or less|
|Service Industry||$500,000||9 or less|
|Wholesale Trade||$1,000,000||19 or less|
*NOTE: Employee means a person (or persons) employed on a full-time (or full-time equivalent), a permanent basis. Full-time equivalent also includes employees who work 30 hours per week or more. Full-time equivalent also includes the aggregate of employees who work less than 30 hours a week, where the work hours of such employees add up to at least 40 hour work week. The totality of the circumstances, including factors relevant for tax purposes, will determine whether persons are employees of a concern. Temporary employees, independent contractor or leased employees are not employees for these purposes. The owner(s) are excluded from this classification.
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