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Every organization wants to identify and hire qualified individuals who’ll impact business results on day one.
However, there are millions of talented candidates in the workforce who, for a number of reasons, are unable to connect with
employers and find fulfilling careers.These individuals typically fall into one or more of four groups recognized as facing
significant barriers to employment: Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with disabilities.
The reasons for their struggle in finding employment vary, and organizations must adapt their recruiting strategies
to reach them, or risk missing the opportunity to hire employees with valuable intellectual, technical, and emotional skills.
To avoid discrimination and afford all applicants equal opportunities, the US government requires that federal contractors
and subcontractors take affirmative action to attract, engage, and hire individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.One element of these Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs)
that will immediately impact your recruiting is a Good Faith Efforts (GFEs) program.

FEDERALLY Funded Projects:

Advertise for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in newspapers, trade papers, and minority
focus papers and provide the names of said papers and the date(s) on which the advertisement(s) ran.
List the names (of certified DBE’s) and dates when notices were sent to certified DBE’s soliciting
bids for the project. List dates and methods used for following up initial solicitations to determine with
certainty whether the DBE’s were interested.Show the items of work which you made available to DBE
firms, and the information furnished to DBE’s such as plans, specifications, and requirements for the work.
Give the names(s) of DBE(s) who submitted bids which were not accepted, a summary of the bidder’s discussions and/or
negotiations with them, the name of the firm selected for that portion of the work and the reasons for
the bidders choice of firm(s). List efforts made to assist DBE’s in obtaining bonding, lines of credit or
insurance, and any technical assistance related to the plans, specifications, and requirements for the
work which was provided to the DBE’s.Provide any additional data to support a demonstration of good faith effort,
such as contacts with DBE assistance agencies. Search for DBE/WBE/MBE CLICK HERE TO SEARCH

STATE Funded Projects:

Contact the awarding department to identify DVBEs. CLICK HERE TO SEARCH
Contact local DVBE organizations to help identify DVBEs.
Publish advertisements in both a trade & focus publication focusing on DVBEs, 14 calendar days prior to bid date.
Solicit potential DVBE contractors to bid on the project by sending an email and fax.