DBE/MBE/WBE COMPLIANCE: WORKING WITH DISADVANTAGED, MINORITY AND WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Independent Mechanical is proud of its excellent record of promoting and doing business with qualified disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women business enterprises (WBEs). We are committed to providing a level playing field and equal access to DBEs, MBEs and WBEs. Our policy is to make good faith efforts to comply with the applicable DBE, MBE and WBE participation goals on our government contracts by providing available subcontracting, supplier and joint venture opportunities to local, certified companies that perform a commercially useful function.
IMI holds contracts with many government agencies, performing work on federal, state and local contracts. D/M/WBE rules and regulations vary from government agency to government agency, and each agency’s interpretation of the same rules often differs. Therefore, it is imperative that IMI conduct a thorough review of bid specification, special conditions and contract language as well as applicable regulations, statutes, codes, ordinances and rules each time IMI bids on a government contract.
These Guidelines serve as a practical guide for establishing IMI’s compliance program. These Guidelines have been prepared from IMI’s perspective based on guidance from attorneys versed in this area and IMI’s experience in obtaining and utilizing D/M/WBEs in accordance with federal, state and local government agency program requirements.
The purposes of these guidelines are to:
Assist the estimating team in preparing a D/M/WBE Utilization Plan prior to bid submittal; and
Ensure that each D/M/WBE subcontractor performs a commercially useful function (as defined in these Guidelines).
These Guidelines will be updated by IMI on a regular basis according to new requirements encountered during bidding, changes in standard industry practice and revisions to government rules and regulations. The corporate compliance officer will monitor compliance and assist employees in interpreting these Guidelines and all government agency requirements. Any deviations from these Guidelines must be brought to the immediate attention of the corporate compliance officer, David Reynolds.