The City of New Orleans Disparity Study is analyzing whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms when competing for City contracts. The study team, led by Keen Independent Research, is assessing what the City might do to increase opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms, and other small businesses.
A disparity study examines whether there are disparities between:
The comparison between the utilization of minority- and women-owned businesses on an agency’s contracts and the availability of those businesses to perform that work is referred to as a disparity analysis.
In addition to utilization, availability and disparity analyses, disparity studies examine quantitative and qualitative information about: