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R3080RESOLUTION NO. 3080 WHEREAS, as part of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s (MSD) continued commitment to the utilization of certified Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and minority and woman workforces in all aspects of its contracting activities, a Disparity Study has been completed (by Mason Tillman) that recommends MWBE contracting and minority and woman workforce goals; and WHEREAS, the purpose of the Disparity Study was to determine whether or not a statistically significant disparity existed in MSD’s award of contracts to ready, willing, and able MWBEs and recommend remedies to enhance the procurement activities and MSD’s contracting program; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees accepts the Disparity Study and desires that MWBEs and minority and woman workforces shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in MSD projects in a manner consistent with federal and state law; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has directed the Executive Director to monitor all data and information available regarding MSD’s MWBE program prior to and after implementation of any program revisions; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT, that the Executive Director is hereby delegated full and complete authority to revise MSD’s existing Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and minority and women workforce inclusion program in accordance with the Disparity Study’s recommendations and analysis by MSD and its contractors of any future data and information gathered through stakeholder input: Section One: A revised Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and minority and women workforce inclusion program will be implemented for projects whose solicitation process begins on or after August 1, 2013, in accordance with the Disparity Study’s recommendations and analysis by MSD and its contractors of any future data and information gathered through stakeholder input. The foregoing Resolution was adopted on April 22, 2013.