Publish annually an agency-by-agency overview of SBE spending availability and website (CBEconnect.dc.gov) that provides an online platform for SBEs to search for opportunities and expand use of a new mobile application that enables companies to identify IT procurement opportunities.
December 2017: Mayor Bowser announced FY18 Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goal and the FY18 Green Book. The Green Book helps SBEs navigate the local government procurement process by providing an agency-by-agency overview of SBE spending availability, and the online platform cbeconnect.dc.gov allows SBEs to search for opportunities in real time. In FY18, Mayor Bowser committed to spending $656 million, or 50 percent of the expendable budget, with SBEs. In FY17, the Administration committed to spend $564 million with SBEs and surpassed that goal by spending more than $743 million with SBEs – more than any previous year.
- Timeline: in-progress
- Lead and key partners: Dept. of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
- Related core sectors: all
- Related opportunity areas: smart cities and civic solutions, impact economy
- Related action areas: funding, business environment, DC identity and promotion