$40 million in contracts were awarded to minority- and woman-owned firms in the last fiscal year.
That is $40 million that helps create jobs, grow businesses and enhance community development…and it represents more than 20 percent of MSD’s total expenditures in the fiscal year.
MSD is proud to connect minority-owned and woman-owned businesses with opportunities that help grow their companies as we work together, building sustainable relationships and an exceptional supply base that benefits our customers and communities where we live and work.
As one of the community’s economic engines, MSD supports more than 2,300 jobs annually. Our construction projects and other efforts to improve our floodwater and wastewater protection systems are expected to generate more than $3.4 billion in economic output over the next decade.
Many opportunities exist for construction, engineering and other professional services; and the procurement of commodities and material purchases.
How Supplier Diversity Works
MSD seeks suppliers of goods and services essential to the successful administration and operation of our organization. Our needs range from automotive parts and services to waste disposal.
Certified businesses that can furnish these goods and services are encouraged to sign up for MSD's E-Mail Lists to be notified when bids are available. Be sure to indicate if you are an MBE or WBE firm when you register. You may also contact MSD's Purchasing Department at Purchasing@LouisvilleMSD.org.
MSD's construction program is divided generally into three areas:
Capital construction projects: M/WBE construction contractors certified by MSD are included on the Invitation to Bid list, notified of projects that are ready to bid and informed when bids will be opened. Contract awards are posted on the automated Bid Line, 502.540.6450.
Annual Construction Projects at MFWQTC: To be eligible to bid as a General Contractor at the Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center, certified M/WBE contractors must be prequalified prior to the award of the contract. To request a Proposal Qualifications Package, please review MSD's Construction Procurement pages for more information. Projects typically cost less than $250,000.
Annual Maintenance Projects: These include stormwater, drainage and sanitary sewer maintenance projects that typically cost less than $250,000. To be eligible to bid these projects as a General Contractor, certified M/WBE contractors must be prequalified prior to the award of the contract. To obtain a Request for Qualifications package, please review MSD's Construction Procurement pages for more information.
Please contact our Supplier Diversity Assistant at Diana.Mosby@LouisvilleMSD.org for more information.
Construction-Related M/WBE Documents