Promoting the use of disadvantaged business organizations
Miller-Valentine Group has a successful track record of partnering with owners, municipalities, and community leaders to promote the use of disadvantaged business organizations for the betterment of the community. Whether your project has specific metrics or a generalized goal for inclusion, we can help you meet your objectives. Miller-Valentine Group has developed a company minority inclusion policy and is a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Partnership. Miller-Valentine’s diversity spend averages over 14% of our total construction spend in the markets we serve.
Action items for successful inclusion participation project
- Upfront statement of project success metrics.
- Organization of “Meet & Confer” talks with the local unions during the due diligence phase of the project.
- Hosting of a preconstruction meeting where the Owner participates in educating the contractor and subs about the project goals and reporting requirements of the project.
- Assignment of an in-house inclusion coordinator to work with MBE/WBE/SBE vendors and suppliers on all compliance requirements.
- Community outreach programs to ensure that area residents are educated in the opportunities available to them.
- Partnership with the Owner to understand the financial limitations of any qualified DBE firms. Further exploration of payment terms for vetted DBE vendors.