The programs provide for participation as prime and sub-contractors on City related contracts, for development efforts for targeted companies, and for employment of Cleveland residents on certain construction projects.
Major functions include:
certification of businesses as local, minority, or female-owned
evaluation of City contracts related to use of minority and female businesses, employees, and local companies
determination of goals and requirements for City Contracts
monitoring of contractor's compliance with various contract requirements
training and information for contractors and potential contractors
investigation and penalty imposition for failure to comply with OEO programs
development and technical support for target businesses
Cleveland Area Small Businesses, Minority Business Enterprises, and Female Business Enterprises are urged to apply for certification through the Mayor's Office of Equal Opportunity.
To advance equal economic benefit for all Clevelanders by ensuring compliance with contractor goals and requirements, by providing development and support activity for target groups, and by overall advocacy, with a commitment to excellent public service.