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City of Mobile's First Supplier Diversity Program Awards Top Projects to Disadvantaged Businesses


June 26, 2017

“I commend the leadership of the City of Mobile’s very first Supplier Diversity Manager Archnique Kidd. We made a commitment to the citizens of Mobile that we would cut red tape within City government and we are fulfilling that promise. If you are a minority, woman, service disabled veteran or disadvantaged business enterprise, we will continue to present you with opportunities for City contracts. In order to truly realize One Mobile, we must endeavor to include everyone who is competitive, competent and capable in our process." - Mayor Stimpson

Mayoral Action:
In 2015, Mayor Stimpson established the City of Mobile's first Supplier Diversity Program to help minority, women, service disabled veteran and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) overcome challenges that make it more difficult to win contracts and work on City projects. Since the program's inception, 111 DBE companies have been registered with the City as a vendor and are now included in the bid process when a project, commodity or service of the companies class is up for bid. Since 2016, the City has awarded top projects to 30 DBE's and created subcontracting opportunities for 14 DBE's totaling $3.6 million. These projects include:

  • AG Gaston Construction Company Inc: Citywide sidewalk repairs
  • Bill Smith Electric Inc: Cruise Terminal Repairs, Maitre Park Improvements, Ladd Stadium Renovation and Repairs
  • Carlos R Gant Architects: Herndon Park Improvements
  • Dorsey &Dorsey Engineering Inc: Convention Center equipment, Fire Stations, Litter trap and site improvements, Cypress Shores North Canal dredging, Three Mile Creek Biking and Walking Trail, African American Archives Engineering
  • Driven Engineering Inc: Graham Road drainage
  • Grady Dortch & Sons, Inc: Theodore Park, Demolitions, African American Archives Engineering, Woodcock School Engineering, Medal of Honor Park Playground Improvement
  • Hughes Plumbing & Utility Contractors, Inc.: Citywide pipeline repairs
  • Marions Painting Contractors LLC: Spring Hill Recreation Center Renovations, Mims Park Repairs, Mardi Gras Park, Fort Conde fence painting
  • Nu Image: City Council
  • Ram Tool and Supply Company: Public buildings' mechanical systems and maintenance, first responders' equipment
  • Rayshe Builders & Repairs LLC: Rehabilitations on Colonial Court, 1767 Old Shell Road, 756 Kentucky Avenue, 2559 Howell Avenue, 1964 Wright Street
  • Wrights Charters Inc: Transportation
  • C Thornton, Inc. : Moores Creek Ditch Repairs, McGregor Sidewalks
  • Nu Vision Services: 1309 Madar Street Demolition
  • Esfeller Construction Co Inc: Cruise Terminal Dredging Project
  • Best Price Services LLC: Ditch Maintenance
  • Office Master Inc: Office Supplies
  • Rayco Supply Inc: Computers and Technical Equipment
  • Zebra Marketing: Promotional Products
  • A&M Portables Inc: Portable Toilets during Mardi Gras
  • Mei-Sher Huang Davis
  • Medical Supplies Depot: Medical Supplies
  • Payless Auto Glass Inc: City Fleet windshield Repair
  • Office Master Inc.: Office Supplies
  • Resourceful Solutions 3
  • Deese Lawn Care: Grass Mowing
  • Jackie Brown: Legal Services
  • Barry's Lawn Care& Ditch Cleaning: Grass Mowing & Clearing of Vacant lots
  • Gildersleeve Lawn Care: Grass Mowing & Clearing of Vacant Lots
  • Davis Photorgraphy: Event Photo's
  • Secor Enterprise, Inc.: Janitorial Services
  • Alvin L Moon: Legal Services
  • Diversified Supply, Inc.: Electrical equipment
  • Skulski Consulting LLC: ADA Consulting
  • Backyard Café: City Council
  • J. Payne Construction: City Wide Resurfacing
  • Hot Mix Transportation: City Wide Resurfacing
  • Thompson Callins, Inc.: City Wide Resurfacing
  • Construction Labor Services: Resurfacing Pleasant Valley Road
  • Hurt Vet Subcontracting: Alabama Cruise Terminal
  • Williams Group: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • Jpayne Construction: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • Aaron Boone Trucking: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • P & H Construction: Cruise Terminal Mooring Hardware
  • Cheyanne Contracting: Cruise Terminal Security Upgrades
  • W.R. Mitchell Contracting: Storm Drain Improvements
  • Aaron Boone Trucking: Storm Drain Improvements, Twelve Mile Creek
  • C. Thornton Construction: Storm Drain Improvements
  • Midway Material: Medal of Honor Park Playground Improvement
  • P& H Construction: Twelve Mile Creek
  • M & B Construction: Twelve Mile Creek
  • Stewart Environmental: Hank Aaron Field Drainage
  • Ram Tool: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • J. Payne Construction: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • Construction Labor Services: Trinity Garden Street & Drainage Improvement
  • VBA Design, Inc.: Program Management
  • M & B Construction: Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance Improvement, Storm Water Litter Control Structures, Drainage & Inlet Repairs
  • Construction Labor Services: Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance Improvement