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County Hosts Community Forum to Discuss Disparity Study Results Regarding its Procurement Processes for Small Businesses and Contractors

The County of Santa Clara Office of Countywide Contracting Management will host the “Insight and Action: Supplier Diversity Forum” to discuss the results of the Disparity Study which started in 2022 and was completed in 2023. The Study analyzed $2.4 billion in contract spending of goods, non-professional services, professional services, and public works projects between fiscal year 2016 and 2021. The Study collected 329 responses from business owners who shared their experience of doing business with the County.

Attendees will learn insights about the results and be able to share how they think the County can improve contracting with underrepresented businesses. The MGT consulting group that conducted the study will present the results and facilitate the discussion. Read the Disparity Study Executive Summary at and submit questions ahead of the event at [email protected].

Monday, April 8, 2024
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Virtual, online via Zoom at 

The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multicultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, Calif., making it more populous than 14 states in the United States. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.

Media Contact: Laurel Anderson / Matthew Rudig, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, [email protected]