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Expanding opportunities in design and construction

HopkinsLocal will increase participation of local businesses; certified Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBEs); and city residents in design, consultant, and construction opportunities.

The program will

  • Achieve 17 percent participation in construction contracts by Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE) that have been certified by the state or city. The goal is based on the addressable spend of the construction project portfolio across Johns Hopkins entities in Baltimore City.
  • Begin tracking participation by Local Business Enterprises (LBE) in order to set requirements in future years.
  • Foster the capabilities and capacities of MBE and LBE firms.
  • Institute monitoring of MBE participation for all construction projects and hold companies accountable for achieving inclusion goals stated in contracts.
  • Institute a joint prequalification and vendor review process to develop an access portal to the university and health system Design & Construction departments.
  • Include a local hiring policy for all design and construction projects.

About HopkinsLocal

HopkinsLocal is a commitment by Johns Hopkins – which includes Johns Hopkins University and Health System – to leverage its role as the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore to create lasting economic opportunities in the city.

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HopkinsLocal Build. Hire. Buy.

HopkinsLocal is a commitment by 
Johns Hopkins University and Health System to leverage its role as the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore to create lasting economic opportunities in the city. With this initiative, Johns Hopkins will expand its outreach to local businesses and residents, including women and minorities, when it builds, hires, and buys.

HopkinsLocal is a firm and measurable commitment to expand participation of local and minority-owned businesses in construction opportunities; increase the hiring of city residents, with a focus on neighborhoods in need of job opportunities; and enhance economic growth, employment, and investment in Baltimore through purchasing activities. The initiative will also support ongoing efforts to build diversity in Johns Hopkins’ workforce and among our business partners.

With campuses across the city and more employees than any other private employer in Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and Health System can help make Baltimore a place where people are proud to live, work, and study.