DCAMM retained NERA Economic Consulting, a nationally recognized economic research firm, to gather, analyze and report on the complex economic and statistical data as well as anecdotal evidence that constitute a Disparity Study for DCAMM's construction and design activities. Under federal law a Disparity Study is necessary for public entities to evaluate their existing minority and women business participation programs and determine whether a public entity has a strong basis for implementing or adjusting race- and gender-conscious contracting policies.
The last Disparity Study conducted by DCAMM was completed in 2010. This most recent Disparity Study covers DCAMM construction and design contracts active during fiscal years 2010-2015, has been completed and is under review by DCAMM along with the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. DCAMM is committed to transparency and values the input of all stakeholders involved in our construction and design Affirmative Marketing Program. Therefore, DCAMM is making the full study available for all interested parties, even as DCAMM conducts its internal review of the study.
DCAMM is proud of its history of, and on-going commitment to, addressing past and present business discrimination and ensuring that all firms get a full and fair opportunity to do business with DCAMM. We are strongly committed to continuing these efforts and look forward to working with all stakeholders in promoting business diversity.
To receive information about stakeholder (industry input) sessions, please complete the Stakeholder Information Form.
Industry Input Public Sessions
We invite you to review the Disparity Study, attend the Industry Input Public Sessions, and share your thoughts and perspectives, as DCAMM, in consultation with the Commonwealth's Supplier Diversity Office, reviews and develops the Affirmative Marketing Program going forward.
Input sessions have been scheduled as follows:
New Bedford, 3/23/18 – 10:00 to 12:00
Fort Tabor Community Center
Also, please see the Public Sessions Announcement in Resources below.