Process for Certification

Step 1:

The first step in the process is to submit an Affirmative Action Report Form.  The form is used to give us pertinent information about your company and the type of business you plan to do with the City.  In addition you will be required to answer questions that pertain to your company’s EEO policies and practices as well as document an analysis of your company’s workforce. (Download Affirmative Action Report Form)

Step 2:

The second part of the process is to submit a copy of your company’s Affirmative Action Plan.  Your plan should outline specific procedures that describe the actions that your company will take to ensure compliance with the City’s Purchasing Ordinance.  If your Company does not have an Affirmative Action Plan, you may complete our Template which meets the requirements of the City’s Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance.

Step 3:

After the Affirmative Action Report Form and Affirmative Action Plan have been submitted and approved by the Community Relations Office, you will receive a Certificate of Compliance that is good for one year.

This Certificate can also be submitted in bids and request for proposals (RFP) in lieu of an actual Affirmative Action Plan.

Once this process is completed you are ready to bid on any City-funded project.