Architectural Hardwood Milling

California Manufacturer of Hardwood Flooring

California Manufacturer of Architectural Mouldings

Heppner Hardwood Inc is a Certified Women Owned Business Enterprise ( WBE )

WBE Certified Hardwood Lumber SupplierThe Women & Minority Business Enterprise ( WMBE ) Clearinghouse has certified Heppner Hardwoods, Inc. as a WBE pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order 156, and the terms and conditions stipulated in the Verification Application for Women Business Enterprise ( W BE ) through May 15, 2014.

FAQ About Women Business Enterprises and Government Issued Contracts

Shouldn't all businesses compete on an equal basis?
Yes; unfortunately, they don't. Businesses owned and controlled by minorities and women business enterprise (WBE) {a.k.a. woman owned business } that are ready, willing, and able to compete in the state contract and procurement process continue to face barriers to their participation. It should also be noted that as much as forty percent of all State procurement is awarded with little or no competition. This fact does not include contracts designated as "sole source" or "emergency" contracts. There are "direct-buy" or CMAS awards where no competition is required under a certain dollar threshold.


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Why has the WBE program continued after the passage of I-200? Didn't I-200 repeal affirmative action?
The WBE program continues because its objectives are consistent with the policy set forth in I-200. In relevant part, the initiative refined California's existing anti-discrimination law to prohibit discrimination against, or the grant of preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public contracting.

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