Disparity & Availability Study - 2011

Bexar County Disparity and Availability Study

Has Bexar County ever conducted a Disparity & Availability Study? What were the results of the previous study?  

According to the consultant's report, the available data did not allow the County to initiate a race-conscious program. The consultant reported some problems in gathering complete information, specifically regarding subcontractor information, and  reporting “…the county's data set is insufficient to identify disparity  in individual industries as required by case law, and there was no  evidence of discrimination.”

On September 18, 2012 staff posted an agenda item to present the  consultant's report and staff analysis for Commissioners Court  consideration.

Key Finding

Commissioner Court received the final Disparity and Availability  Study; and directed County staff to develop a plan to be reviewed at a Court meeting for improved data collection, and to enhance race-neutral  strategies for small, minority, woman and veteran-owned business  enterprise participation in County contracting.