Vendors are required to complete disclosures before entering into a City contract.
These disclosures are required for all contracts for opportunities valued at or above the formal bidding threshold. The current formal bidding threshold is $88,000.
As of July 1, 2023, several of these disclosure forms have been consolidated into a single form. This new form replaces the previous Transparency in Business form, as well as other disclosures.
Each vendor only needs to complete the disclosure form once per fiscal year — a single form will cover all opportunities awarded within that fiscal year.
Prime contractors must provide this information before the contract can be conformed, or accepted by both parties.
Your required disclosures must be accurate, complete, and filed on time. If you fail to do this, the City may terminate the contract, suspend or disbar the contractor, or pursue other penalties and remedies, as may be provided by law.
How this data will be used
The City will use your form responses to verify your firm’s compliance with the disclosure requirements. The data will also be aggregated and released in an annual report. We will not publicly share data for individual organizations or workers.
How to file
You’ll need to enter the following for your firm:
- Ownership or leadership demographics.
- Employee demographics and salary.
- Board member demographics and salary (if applicable).
- Any disadvantaged business certifications your firm holds.
- Goals for women and minorities in executive and board positions.
- Prior City contract experience.
You’ll also need to provide your organization’s:
- Supplier diversity policy.
- Top three suppliers that are disadvantaged business enterprises.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for your workforce, board, and leadership.
- Slavery affidavit.
Thoroughly review the terms, definitions, and required data. Collect all the data you’ll need before you begin.
Fill out the contracting disclosure form. You’ll need:
- Your contact information.
- The City department issuing the contract.
- Your conformance manager or buyer’s name and email address.
You’ll also need to provide the data you gathered for your firm in Step 1.
You can get a personalized link if you need to save your work and finish it later. To get your link, select Save and resume later.
After you submit your form, you’ll get a confirmation email. This email will include a copy of your completed form.
Requesting an accommodation
If you can’t file the required disclosures on time or at all, you may request an accommodation. The procurement commissioner decides whether to grant an accommodation.
To request an accommodation, you must send a written request to your conformance manager or buyer. Your request must include the reasons you are asking for an accommodation.