Department of Equity and Inclusion
Cuyahoga County’s purchasing and contracting forecast provides details on contracting and purchasing opportunities for a 24-month period. It will be updated semiannually each year by January 1 and July 1.
- Enhances competition by helping vendors learn about potential prime contracting opportunities early in the process.
- Provides advance notice to enhance participation by small business enterprises (SBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs), and women business enterprises (WBEs).
Legislation and Orders
The Department of Equity and Inclusion was established in 2021 as part of Cuyahoga County’s efforts to enhance equity both within government and throughout the community.
Ordinance No. O2021-0006 – May 25, 2021
Identifying the responsibilities of the Department of Purchasing.
Ordinance No. O2021-0007 – May 25, 2021
Establishing a Department of Equity and Inclusion to enhance equity both within County government and throughout the community of Cuyahoga County.
Ordinance No. O2021-0008 – May 25, 2021
Amending various sections of the County Code to delineate the duties for the Department of Purchasing and the Department of Equity and Inclusion that were the duties of the former Office of Procurement and Diversity.
Executive Order EO2021-001 - January 7, 2021
Declaration and Order Regarding Goals to Address Disparity in Contracting by Cuyahoga County.
Executive Order No. EO2021-0002 - January 7, 2021
Declaration and Order Regarding Advance Posting of Bids in Conjunction with the Cuyahoga County MWBE Contracting Program.
Executive Order EO2021-0003 - January 7, 2021
Declaration and Order Regarding Conducting Outreach and Training on the MWBE Program and establishing a MWBE Compliance Program.
Executive Order No. EO2021-0004 - January 7, 2021
Declaration and Order Regarding Expanding the Small Business Set Aside Program.
Resolution No. R2020-0122 - July 7, 2020
Declaring racism a public health crisis in Cuyahoga County.
Commissions and Committees
The Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity and the Equity Commission were developed to take a look at both external, community-wide factors and internal practices that may contribute to current inequities and provide recommendations to create a more equitable County.
Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity (CACE)
CACE is made up of 17 community leaders who will offer key insights and recommendations to make the County a more diverse and equitable place.
County Equity Commission
This internal commission brings together leaders from various County agencies to examine current County policies and protocols, how they affect different populations, and how they can be improved and accessible for all.