State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Disparity Study

Donaldson Enterprises collected anecdotal evidence and coordinated public hearings for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Disparity Study.

We served as a sub-consultant to MGT of American on this 2014 study. Tasks included: Obtaining business information from firms in architecture, engineering services, professional services and construction regarding their experiences in dealing with the Alaska DOT & PF, other public and private sectors.

We also obtained data concerning their business capacity and information that is helpful in evaluating Alaska’s current M/W/DBE business program and assist in developing recommended modifications, as appropriate, in existing programs, both race and gender based and race and gender neutral.

Specific responsibilities included:

  • Conducted one on one interviews
  • Coordinated, managed and co-facilitated public hearings and focus groups
  • Conducted and managed custom census surveys
  • Managed and conducted due diligence of airport surveys
  • Conducted and Managed a survey of fendors
  • Provided highly detailed and summarized reports of all findings to be included in the Disparity Study

“MGT of America had the pleasure of working with Suzanne Donaldson of Donaldson Enterprises on a statewide disparity study. I am very pleased with the work Suzanne performed for MGT. Suzanne is eager to learn and is insightful in understanding the end result of her work and how her work intertwined with the overall study. She does not hesitate to ask questions on how to increase her skill set so that she can provide the best outcomes. She is very professional and passionate but courteous, which is a difficult balance to achieve. Suzanne has the knowledge and skills to successfully perform a range of services and I am confident that she will succeed at accomplishing any task put before her.”

-Vernetta Mitchell, Senior Consultant, MGT of America


State of Alaska

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