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Establishment of Goals
Cite measurable goals and reasonable timetables for achieving these
goals. Good faith efforts will require different timetables, depending upon.
the community, various factors in the organization, and the nature of the
contract of business. Goals should not be rigid, Inflexible quotas which
must be met, but must be targets reasonably attainable through good faith
efforts to make all aspects of the entire Small and Minority Business Program
work. Goals and timetables should be developed in each specific plan submitted
on a contract by contract basis in response to 95-507 and Associated Regulations,
1.e, DARs and FPRs. In the instance of setting percentage goals for the
utilization of Small Business concerns owned and controlled by socially and
economically disadvantaged individuals for specific government contracts,
goals should be expressed in terms of percentage of total planned subcontracting
dollars. In addition, total facility awards to minority contractors may be
ro-rated as part of goals for use of minority business. However, duplication
shall be avoided.
After conducting the analysis of the Minority and Small Business
environments according to Section N, prepare this section to illustrate how
key personnel in the Company's purchasing system will atempt to reach the
disadvantaged small business goal established for specific contracts.
Direct this system to Buyers, Materials Personnel, Small and Minority
Business Liaison Representatives, etc.
This Section will include a system for identifying minority suppliers
and will cover the following:
Methods for locating SBSDB firms.
Development and maintenance of source lists for suppliers.
Establishment uf "Library" of guides and other data identifying
Also include the following in this Section, as applicable:
Methods for monitoring how well you use SBSDB vendors,
i.e records kept, etc.
Special management, technological, or financial assistance
provided for minority owned firms, including the name and
address of each Minority and/or Small Business firm and
the type of assistance provided.
Internal Audit and Reporting Systems
Establish a system for maintaining records, auditing reports, and
providing direction and counsel to SBSDB · vendors. Such a system must
permit an internal sharing of information and data and a monitoring of problems
This Section should describe how your use of SBSDB vendors, as well
as any special action programs, will be reviewed and evaluated during the
year in order to assure that the Company's SBSDB Policy
Statement is being complied with. These reports should compare the actual
progress achieved with specific and overall SBSDB Program goals and
will recommend changes in program emphasis when goals are not being met.
In the Instance of Reporting on Specific Government
Contracts dollar amounts awarded SBSDB Businesses
on a total facility or support basis may be pro-rated
over existing or future government contracts. However,
the pro-rated amounts may be used only once in the case
As required by specific government contracts, each appropriate organization
unit will report on a frequent basis the following minority purchasing activities
to the appropriate government agency as the activities occur.
Number and value of orders placed with each Small Disadvantaged
and/or Small Business identified by name for the month and
address of Small Disadvantaged and Small Business firm
for orders over $5000
Description of any
B Purchasing Training classes conducted
List of SBSDB Purchasing seminars and trade fairs attended
including name and title of attendee(s)
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Visits by government officials and representatives of
SBSDB trade associations as well as purpose of visit, names
and title of visitors, and name of senior General Electric
Potentially controversial issues arising from SBSDB
Purchasing activities including refusal to permit a
minority small owned firm to bid when requested by the
firm, a minority small association or a government agency;
award to non-minority firm when a minority small owned
firm has invested substantially in the bidding process
and is likely to feel unfairly treated; accusations of
unfair treatment, whether or not warranted; cancellation
of orders with minority small owned firms either for
convenience or default; and any other problems likely to
reflect unfavorably on the General Electric SBSDB Purchasing
Support of Minority Business Advocate Programs
The General Electric Company encourages its employees to participate
in and support extemal organizations that directly or indirectly assist
Include in this Section a narrative description of your participation
with SBSDB Business advocate groups.
Include the nature of support provided to local SBSDB
i.e., Company sponsored membership in minority and women's organizations,
financial assistance, loan of personnel or equipment, gifts, contributions,
etc. Examples of the Company include, but are not limited to,
Alliance of Businessmen, Opportunities Industrialization Centers, National
Amigos de SER, NEDA, National Urban League, National Organization for Women,
National Association of Black Manufacturers, Interracial Council for Business
Opportunity, National Business League, National Minority Purchasing Council,
National Association of Minority Certified Public Accountants, and the Latin
American Manufacturers Association.
Identify the nature of support, financial assistance, technical assis
tance, etc. provided to educational institutions having programs enabling
minority business persons to compete more equitably in the free enterprise
Identify members of management and other employees identified by title
serving on merit employment councils, community relations councils, and
similar Minority business organizations should be included.