Bexar County Disparity and Availability Study
In April 2010, Bexar County engaged Mason Tillman Associates to conduct a Disparity and Availability Study. The study was anticipated to take 14 months. Data collection and analysis was completed in July 2011. A draft report was delivered to County staff for analysis and review on November 2011.
On September 18, 2012 staff posted an agenda item to present the consultant's report and staff analysis for Commissioners Court consideration.
According to the consultant's report, the available data does 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.”
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.
Bexar County Small Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program Office
101 W. Nueva, Suite 112 San Antonio, Texas 78204
Office: (210) 335-2478 Facsimile: (210) 335-0673
Cell: (210) 288-7571 Email: [email protected]
TITLE VI NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT
Bexar County, as a recipient of Federal financial assistance and under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, ensures that no person shall on the grounds of race, religion (where the primary objective of the financial assistance is to provide employment per 42 U.S.S. § 2000d-3), color, national origin, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any Department programs or activities.