Good Faith Efforts and Project Monitoring
At the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, we are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion in our procurement processes. We strongly encourage the participation of certified female-owned, certified handicapped-owned, and certified minority-owned businesses in our projects. To ensure transparency and accountability, we have established Good Faith Effort (GFE) requirements for contractors. Failure to meet such goals will not result in disqualification from participation in the particular procurement process. This section provides information on these requirements, the utilization of diverse subcontractors, and how we monitor project compliance.
Under Metro Code of Ordinances §37.67, Louisville Metro Government has adopted the following minimum utilization goals for its annual procurement expenditures with certified minority owned, female owned and handicapped owned business enterprises ("MFHBEs"):
• 15% for certified minority owned businesses
• 5% for certified female owned businesses; and
• 0.5% for certified handicapped owned businesses.
Failure to meet such goals will not result in disqualification from participation in the particular procurement process. Contractors, however, will be expected to provide written explanations (See attached GFE Forms) to the Executive Director of the Human Relations Commission of efforts they have made to utilize as subcontractors from certified minority, female and handicapped owned businesses.