The Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) has won the 2018 M.K. Madding Award for increasing disabled veteran business participation (DVBE).
The M.K. Madding Award is awarded to a CDCR institution and/or program that demonstrate an exemplary disabled veteran business participation far exceeding the 3 percent goal established in statute for DVBE procurement and contracting for the last five years.
The award is presented by the U.S. Veteran Business Alliance (USVBA) at aimed the “Keeping the Promise” (KTP) outreach event. This year’s recipient was CCWF.
CCWF has demonstrated continued success in meeting and/or exceeding DVBE participation goals as illustrated in the chart below. The five-year average for fiscal years was 14.6 percent at CCWF.
CCWF has not previously been recognized for their exemplary DVBE participation; however, it has not discouraged CCWF from continuing to meet or exceed every year.
The CCWF’s procurement office staff focuses on their high standards by implementing best practices and keeping the communication open within their internal departments about the expectations of the DVBE participation goals.
The procurement office continues to emphasize and remind their internal departments to obtain bids from certified DVBE vendors for procurement and contracting. In addition, the CCWF’s advocate attends DVBE outreach events to inform the community on upcoming procurement and contracting opportunities.
CCWF has received positive participation year after year, which results in continuing to meet and/or exceed the DVBE participation goals.
This nomination was way overdue for CCWF, as they have continued to demonstrate their DVBE business practices and continued working with the DVBE community to sustain a successful DVBE program.