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8.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor negotiated in good faith with interested Small M/WBE firms, using good business judgment, taking into consideration the Small M/WBE Subcontractor’s price quote and not rejecting reasonable quotes from interested Small M/WBE firms;

9.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor made efforts to assist interested Small M/WBE firms in obtaining bonding, lines of credit, insurance, etc., as required by TCCD;

10.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor made efforts to assist interested Small M/WBE firms in obtaining necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or related assistance or services;

11.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor effectively used the services of ethnic chambers of commerce; available minority and women organizations; community organizations; contractor groups; local, state, and federal business assistance offices; and other organizations that provide assistance in identifying Small M/WBE firms;

12.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor obtained written documentation from a potential Subcontractor or a bona fide surety company indicating that bonding was denied prior to the Small M/WBE being rejected as a potential Subcontractor for failing to obtain Offeror/Contractor–required bonding.  Documentation furnished by a surety company will be subject to verification by TCCD;

13.Whether Offeror/Contractor/Vendor has attained a sufficient level of Small M/WBE participation to meet the contract goal will also be taken into consideration in determining whether the Offeror/Contractor/Vendor in question has made a good faith effort.

TCCD will review the different kinds of efforts the Offeror/Contractor/Vendor has made as well as the quantity and quality of those efforts.  

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