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11-02-09 Spending with Women-Owned Businesses Increases
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2009 News Releases

For Immediate Release

Spending with Women-Owned Businesses Increases

November 02, 2009
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County’s procurement and spending transactions with businesses owned by women reached a record high in fiscal 2009, thanks in part to a proactive diversity initiative by the county’s Purchasing Department.

From July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, purchases from women-owned businesses reached $10.2 million, or 6.7 percent of total spending for the year.

The Purchasing Department is responsible for the centralized procurement of commodities, services, construction and professional services for county government and public schools.

The department has an ongoing initiative to increase opportunities for procurement and contracts with women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses and businesses located in the county.

Spending with businesses located in Chesterfield County also set a record at $29.4 million, or 19.2 percent of total expenditures in fiscal 2009.

Purchasing Director Mike Bacile attributed some of the gains to outreach efforts and participation in procurement fairs and events, including the quarterly Breakfast with the Buyers event, which the department co-hosts with Chesterfield Economic Development.

“The Purchasing Department will continue to act in a proactive manner to increase opportunities for participation by a more diverse group of vendors, as outlined in our diversity initiative,” Bacile said.

For more information, call the Chesterfield County Purchasing Department at 804-748-1617 or e-mail purchasing@chesterfield.gov.

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