IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE PERCENTAGES >
Having the best intentions doesn’t always lead to the best results. It takes a real understanding of the challenges we face in the industry to drive change and achieve inclusion on the jobsite. Samet not only recognizes the need for change, but offers tangible solutions that benefit small businesses, the surrounding community, our team, and our clients. We all benefit when helping others.
HOW SAMET IS DIFFERENT >
We conduct outreach to capable MBE/WBE/SBE’s (minority, women and small business enterprises) through telephone campaigns, project mixers, and project informational meetings to inform them about potential opportunities.
We train and assist firms in completing our subcontractor / supplier prequalification process.
We track and assist targeted HUB firms through the bidding process to maximize their likelihoood of success.
We provide project management support to subcontractors working on Samet projects.
DIRECTOR PROJECT DIVERSITY & DEVELOPMENT, SAMET
“Samet had to become the person in the middle to hear what both A&T University and UNCG wanted on this project — and they did.”
MWBE COORDINATOR, UNC GREENSBORO
“Supplier diversity is critical to the community because most MWBE firms do not have the network. . .they have the capacity but not the relationship. Samet does a great a job to fill that gap.”
CEO & OWNER, GP SUPPLY COMPANY
With a focus on helping businesses flourish, our impact can be seen through our Mentor-Protégé Program that started in 2014.
We partner with minority- and women-owned businesses on select projects to assist them with best practices, technology, and the processes needed to grow their operations. We have implemented these partnerships on higher education, civic and healthcare projects to date, and are continually developing our program to include more businesses, whether first or second tier, to allow for the growth and development of those in our communities.
CEO & FOUNDER,
“When I first began working with Samet as a Member-Protege, it blew my mind. The estimating software that I’ve had the privilege of learning meant that I could estimate twice as much work quickly.”
— Lisa Gilgeours
METROLINA MINORITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION- Our mission is to serve diverse construction professionals through education, public policy, community service and economic development.
The members of MWBE Coordinators’ Network are committed to ensuring that all segments of the community have an equitable opportunity to participate in professional service contracts, procurement contracts, and construction projects, in both the public and private arenas.
The organization’s principal focus is on issues and concerns common to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American construction professionals.
Our mission is to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education and economic opportunities.
NC Department of Administration Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) mission is to promote the economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in State Government contracting and procurement that will foster their growth and profitability.
City of Charlotte Business Inclusion seeks to enhance competition and participation of small, minority and women owned firms in City contracting and to promote economic growth and development in the City of Charlotte.
It’s the City’s policy to ensure all businesses, including those owned by minorities and women, are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the City’s contracting processes for commodities, construction and other professional services.