All City contracts larger than $250,000 require an Economic Opportunity Plan
According to Section 17-1603 (2) of The Philadelphia Code, an Economic Opportunity Plan is required whenever a company is pursuing or enters into a development project or contract with the City exceeding $250,000. Some City Departments may also require an Economic Opportunity Plan for contracts under $250,000.
Non-Profits seeking to do business with the City
The City annually spends a substantial percentage of its contract dollars with non-profit organizations and expects these organizations to share the City’s commitment to supplier diversity and workforce inclusion. The City requires that any non-profit with a city contract make a best and good faith effort to do business with and purchase from Minority, Women and Disabled-Owned business enterprises. In order to demonstrate to the City’s satisfaction that a nonprofit has a commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce and board of directors a non-profit possessing a City contract must:
- Have a written diversity program which identifies the race, gender of its workforce, and ethnic and gender composition of its board of directors;
- A list of all vendors that the non-profit does business with in its M/W/DSBE procurement program;
- A statement of the geographic area(s) where its services are most concentrated