Best Practices and Case Studies
Landmark Project Labor Agreement for Construction Contracts at the Metropolitan Water District
Denver International Airport Sets Record-Breaking $742 Million in Contracts Awarded to HUBs and SBE-Certified Firms Since 2021
Denver International Airport (DEN) has set a record by awarding $742 million in contracts to historically underutilized businesses and Small Business Enterprise (SBE)-certified firms since 2021, reflecting a 105% increase over the previous three years.
Denver International's Innovative Equity & Diversity Practices
SEPTA, CTA Sign Historical MOU
Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Extension
The Red Line Extension is the most transformational project in the history of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The project will extend CTA’s busiest rail line from its current terminus at 95th Street to the southern border of Chicago’s city limits at 130th Street to address a decades-long gap in transit connectivity to Chicago’s Far South Side. Equity is the foundation of the extension project, and CTA intends to incorporate different procurement methods to maximize HUB participation.
SEPTA-CTA Certification Reciprocity Pilot
Certification is a valuable tool for public procuring agencies that want to understand the availability of historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) in their region, track their use of HUBs, and for HUBs seeking to participate in race-conscious or race-neutral contracting programs. However, certification programs are extremely fragmented across the private and public sectors, and within the public sector at the federal, state, and local levels.