Office of Business Opportunity

Good Faith Efforts

Good Faith Efforts are steps taken to achieve a Contract Goal which, by their scope, intensity and usefulness, demonstrates the bidder’s responsiveness to fulfill the business opportunity objective when bidding on a contract as well as the contractor’s responsibility to put forth measures to meet or exceed Contract Goal throughout the duration of the contract. In other words, they need to show effort of a genuine attempt to meet the Contract Goal. Below are past presentations and their accompanying documents.

Good Faith Efforts Policy (.pdf, updated 2016)

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Videos

Good Faith Efforts Policy Review Video - Click graphic below to open video in a new window (3GB .mpeg file, 1:16:00 run time)

Good Faith Policy Video

"[OBO] wants to take this opportunity to provide an
informational session on how OBO assesses whether
a contract whose participation plan fall short of
the advertised MWBE goal has made the requisite
Good Faith Efforts under the City’s policy."