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City introduces new Business Diversity Management System on March 31

Posted Feb. 26, 2018

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On March 31, the City of Fort Worth will roll out its B2GNow Business Diversity Management System, a web-based software system accessible to city departments; Minority, Women, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises; and prime contractors.

Features of the new system include:

  • Online submission of monthly M/W/S/DBE utilization reports.
  • Automated tracking of M/W/S/DBE goal participation.
  • Online M/W/S/DBE verification of payment notices.
  • Communication with contractors/consultants via system email.
  • Online submission of M/W/S/DBE Request for Change.
  • Track M/W/S/DBEs availability for prime and subcontracting bid opportunities.

“This system will allow the Office of Business Diversity to track the performance of its Business Diversity Enterprise Ordinance as it relates to the use of M/W/S/DBEs in the city’s procurement processes,” said Gwen Wilson, business development manager in the Office of Business Diversity.

“We are excited about the new system implementation because it will allow us to be more efficient in contract compliance auditing,” Wilson said. “The system will enable the prime contractors/consultants to report their utilization of certified subcontractors on city projects, and the M/W/S/DBE subcontractors will have the capability to verify receipt of payments online as well.

“We recognize in order for the city to be more inclusive, to increase its utilization of M/W/S/DBEs and to help grow the capacity of these businesses, we needed a state-of-the-art system that would give us the functionality necessary to identify these businesses and continue engaging the city’s vendor community.”

All vendors who are currently doing business with the City of Fort Worth as a prime contractor or subcontractor are required to take the B2GNow System training and will be notified when those classes begin.

To learn more, call 817-392-2674, email the MWBE Office or visit the Business Diversity page.

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