Metro Nashville Government Seeks Feedback from Business Community in Public Hearings

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Input Sought from Small and Diverse Business Community Regarding Contracting Experiences with Metro Government for 2018 Disparity Study.

The Metro Nashville Government ("Metro") has retained law and public policy consulting firm, Griffin & Strong, P.C. ("GSPC") to conduct the 2018 Disparity Study and MEGAN Study, designed to review Metro’s procurement process and analyze contract awards to small, minority, women and disadvantaged businesses. On February 6th and 7th, 2018, GSPC will be facilitating public hearings to solicit commentary from the business community regarding their experiences doing business in, and with, Metro, to analyze whether equal access is being granted to all firms.

GSPC invites business owners, community members, and community leaders to discuss their experiences, both positive and negative, doing business in Nashville, and/or with, the Metro Government. These anecdotes will be utilized to assist GSPC in determining whether equal access has been provided to all businesses attempting to do business with the Metro Government.

The public hearings will take place at the following locations:

Public Hearing Session I
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Howard Office Building: Fulton Campus
Sonny West Conference Room
700 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210

Public Hearing Session II
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nashville Public Library – Bordeaux Branch
4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218

Please note that this meeting is being presided over by Griffin & Strong, P.C. and not the Metro Nashville government. GSPC will not be soliciting questions, only comments, and will not be responding to commentary except to gain clarity.

Also, please be aware that everything said during this hearing will be a part of the public record and all comments will be recorded and potentially utilized as evidence for the 2018 Disparity Study. To attend, please register via Eventbrite at https://metronashvilledisparitystudy-publichearings.eventbrite.com. Registration is encouraged, but not required for participation.

If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to visit http://metronashvillestudies.com, contact GSPC at MetroNashvilleStudy@gspclaw.com or Deputy Project Manager, Sterling Johnson, at sterling(at)gspclaw(dot)com.

Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Since 1992, the firm has represented individual clients, small businesses, corporations, and government entities in public policy consulting, legislation, contract compliance, supplier diversity consulting, and disparity studies.

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