Under the direction of Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate, the university and health system are working to increase the amount of addressable spend that is committed to certified minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged businesses (MBEs). The goal is to spend 20 percent with those businesses annually by the end of FY22.
Following efforts to begin tracking spending with local business enterprises (LBEs), Johns Hopkins is also setting a goal: that 13 percent of its addressable spend will be committed to companies in Baltimore City in FY22.
In addition, Johns Hopkins plans to:
- Evaluate the participation and capacity of M/LBEs in the design and construction industries to establish goals in future years.
- Continue to offer local construction businesses the 12-week training of the BLocal BUILD College 101, which helps companies build the skills they need to win construction contracts and subcontracts
- Establish BLocal BUILD College 201, to include a series of training sessions to further support the growth and capabilities of identified companies
- Develop and implement the BLocal BUILD College alumni model to offer continued networking and support to companies that complete the program
- Design a mentor/mentee program and identify target projects for participation