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Government Efficiency Final 4-15-09 -   4.2 - Expenditure with Certified Firms

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Government Efficiency Final 4-15-09
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Action Plan

4.2 - Expenditure with Certified Firms

Improved Reporting will Lead to Meeting Goal

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Data Notes
Data Source: OMWBE Database
Measure Definition:
Target Rationale: 71.3 Million (FY 08)
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Last Updated October 2008

The dollars of expenditiure with certified firms includes only state certified firms, not spending with federally certified firms using federal dollars.  The PBase (purchasing base) includes spending on goods and services with both state and federal dollars, with certain limited exceptions. 

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 Summary Analysis

State expenditures with certified suppliers did not meet expected goal of $71.3 million. The State spent approximately $60 million or 2.08% of its total PBase with certified firms. OMWBE's position is that state agencies are under reporting actual dollars spent with WSDOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) program which falls under the federal program. OMWBE estimates that the federal portion of WSDOT's spending with certified firms is about 15% of the $1.3 billion spent on highways.  The University of Washington's PBase also needs to be reviewed.

Selected Action Plan:

OMWBE is working with WSDOT and the UW to examine their PBase.