The City of New Brunswick encourages the inclusion of minority and women-owned business enterprises in projects funded by the City. Information about doing business with the City of New Brunswick through the procurement process can be found here.
HOME and CDBG Program sub-recipients, contractors and subcontractors are required to take affirmative steps to use MBE’s and/or WBE’s in HOME and CDBG funded projects. HOME and CDBG Program sub-recipients, contractors and subcontractors must maintain appropriate records to document the number and types of contracts and subcontracts it awards, the dollar value of each award, and the gender and ethnic/racial status of the management/ownership of the business.
The goal of the City’s policy is to make MBE/WBE firms aware of contracting opportunities to the fullest extent practicable through outreach and recruitment activities. To achieve this goal, the affirmative steps to be taken by subrecipients, contractors and subcontractors, otherwise known as “six good faith efforts,” that must be followed are:
- Placing qualified small and minority businesses and women’s business enterprises on solicitation lists;
- Assuring that small and minority businesses and women’s business enterprises are solicited whenever they are potential sources;
- Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by small and minority business and women’s business enterprises;
- Establishing delivery schedules, where the requirement permits, which encourage participation by small and minority business and women’s business enterprises;
- Using the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Administration; and
- Requiring the prime contractor, if subcontractors are to be let, to take the affirmative steps listed in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 Part 31.36(e), “Procurement,” paragraphs (e)(2) (i) through (v).
Businesses that may qualify as MBE/WBE may be found in the below databases:
NJSAVI (New Jersey Selective Assistance Vendor Information) is a database that identifies businesses that are registered as a SBE and/or certified as a M/WBE with the State of New Jersey, through the Division of Revenue.