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2020 Bexar County Disparity and Availability Study

Bexar County has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C (GSPC) to conduct a Disparity and Availability Study (“Study”) of whether small-, minority-, woman-, disadvantaged-, disabled-, veteran and LGBT-owned business enterprises are afforded equal opportunities to participate in County contracts and purchase orders. Over the course of this Study, there will be several ways the local business community can be involved. GSPC will be conducting surveys, public hearings, webinars and other public engagement meetings. If your firm is contacted to provide input, we thank you for your participation. You may also email us any comments or questions at BexarCountyStudy@GSPCLaw.com.

ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE COLLECTION

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS


GSPC also desires the feedback of organizations that speak for the local business community. Local business, civic, and trade organizations may be contacted to participate. If you desire to meet with GSPC to discuss your organizations perspective or relevant experience(s) working with Bexar County, contact us at BexarCountyStudy@GSPCLaw.com.

Anecdotal Interviews


The Disparity Study will provide opportunity for feedback from business owners about experiences, both positive and negative, contracting with Bexar County. Anecdotal interviews are one-on-one interviews with business owners to discuss their experiences doing business with Bexar County or navigating business development in the region.

This testimony can play a critical role in improving current programs. Beginning with our Informational meetings, that will be scheduled for March, 2020 the Disparity Study anecdotal process will involve the completion of anecdotal interviews, public hearings and focus groups. We estimate that public hearings will occur in September, 2020.

Firms may be contacted by GSPC representatives, aMAEzing Marketing Group, LLC for interviews. If contacted, we encourage your honest and transparent feedback.

Email Comment


For those who are not contacted to participate in an interview or focus group, are unavailable due to scheduling conflict, or are generally uncomfortable providing public testimony but wish to provide anecdotal evidence on your experiences doing business in and with Bexar County, you may email us anytime with anecdotal comments or questions at BexarCountyStudy@GSPCLaw.com.

EVENTS

Informational Meetings


To learn more about this Study, how to be involved and to address any questions or concerns, please attend one of our community information meetings to be held in March, 2020.  Details to follow.

DATE & TIME VENUE ADDRESS
April 29, 2020 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. CT Online Completed.
April 30, 2020 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. CT Online Completed.

Public Hearings


At the public hearings, comments regarding both positive and negative interactions with Bexar County in the public and private sector. Businesses and community members will be heard and recorded by a court reporter. All comments provided during the public hearings will become a part of the public record and will be included in the Study analysis.

DATE & TIME VENUE ADDRESS

August 26, 2020 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m. CST

Online Completed.

August 27, 2020 from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. CST

Online Completed.

Focus Groups


GSPC invites a small group of diverse firms to provide their view of doing business with Bexar County, attempting to business with Bexar County, or explaining why they have not attempted to do business with Bexar County, in a discussion setting. Firms are chose at random from each study group segment of the Study.

Social Media

For information about scheduled events and Study updates, feel free to follow Griffin & Strong, P.C. on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. You may also provide commentary regarding the Study via social media, regardless of whether you are selected for a random interview. If you wish to provide a comment regarding your experiences, whether positive or negative, in doing business in Bexar County or with Bexar County, please reach us on social media.

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