DCAP

The Issue

The hospitals and universities in the District of Columbia collectively spend more than $2B on goods and services every year, but a small percentage goes to DC minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs). This perpetuates the wealth and inequality gap.

DCAP Solution

Increased procurement with DC-based minority-owned businesses, through DCAP, will create jobs, boost incomes, and generate wealth for residents of color, supporting institutional corporate objectives and advancing inclusive prosperity in the District of Columbia.

How We Do It

Anchor Support

  • Benchmarking and procurement analysis
  • Data tracking and reporting
  • Policy and procedure recommendations
  • DC MBE supplier vetting and referrals
  • Co-hosted supplier outreach eventsI

MBE Support

  • Opportunity awareness
  • RFP Matching
  • Bid Assistance
  • Access to capital
  • Training

DCAP is a public-private partnership that is lead by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) and co-convened with the District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). We also rely on the procurement and supplier diversity expertise of our consultants at Johnson-Cooper Consulting Inc. (JCCI).

 

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Convenor Co-Convenor Consultant Team

Increased procurement with DC-based minority-owned businesses, through DCAP, will create jobs, boost incomes, and generate wealth for residents of color, supporting institutional corporate objectives and advancing inclusive prosperity in the District of Columbia

History

Across the country, anchor institutions are beginning to understand and leverage the power of their economic assets to address social, racial and economic disparities and revitalize local communities. Because of their commitment to place and their economic power, anchor institutions are uniquely positioned to stabilize local economies and begin to reverse the devastating effects of urban disinvestment.

That’s why, in 2017 CNHED launched the DC Community Anchor Partnership (DCAP) to develop, implement, and support shared goals and initiatives that advance equitable and inclusive economic development strategies. DCAP helps these anchor institutions to see themselves as threads of the social fabric of DC and begin to view their role as a part of the solution in bolder and broader ways.

Health systems and universities together have expenditures of more than $1 trillion annually, have at least $750 billion in investment assets, and employ more than 9 million people. These community institutions are often the largest employers and purchasers in many under-resourced communities where they are situated. They are also potential investors in these communities where their patients and students live, supporting with affordable housing, promoting home ownership, creating employee-owned businesses and more.

Community Advisory Board

Established in 2017, DCAP’s Community Advisory Board is a group of respected business, government, and community leaders who provide high-level advisory support on the design and implementation of DCAP. The Board helps ensure community representation in the collaborative, while connecting DCAP’s cross-sector members to resources and networks to help achieve our mission towards inclusive economic development.

Adam Kent

Deputy Director, LISC DC
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Affan Sheikh

Senior Associate, Alvarez & Marsal
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Andrew Flagel

President and CEO, Consortium of the Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
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Angela Franco

President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce
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Audrey Johnson

Director of Economic Innovation and Strategy
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John McGinley

Managing Director of Global Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
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Justin Palmer

Vice President Public Policy & External Affairs, District of Columbia Hospital Association
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Hon. Marie C. Johns

CEO, PPC-Leftwich, and Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
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Kristi Whitfield

Director, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)
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Melissa Bradley

Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures
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Milton Goodman

Program Director, DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)
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Monica Mitchell

Vice President of Community Relations and Corporate Responsibility, Wells Fargo
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Ramon Jacobson

Executive Director, LISC DC
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Sharon Pinder

President/CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
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Sybongile Cook

Director of Business Development & Strategy, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
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