Pursuant to the terms of the Development Agreement and the Lease Agreement , Jackson County, the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs entered into a Fair Share Agreement in an effort to assure that the opportunities are maximized for minority-owned business enterprises ("MBEs") and women-owned business enterprises ("WBEs") to participate in the stadium renovation project. The Fair Share Agreement establishes a Fairness Committee and an MBE/WBE Coordinator to assist and monitor the construction project for the county.
Chief’s Fair Share Agreement
Royal’s Fair Share Agreement
Project Prepare MOU.pdf
The Fairness Committee’s purpose includes coordination of the creation of subcontracting opportunities suitable in size and scope of work for MBEs and WBEs in order to enhance contracting opportunities for MBEs and WBEs and to develop capacity of MBEs and WBEs. Fairness Committee contains representatives from the construction and minority communities as set forth in the Fair Share Agreement.
The Fairness Committee will prepare and present an M/WBE and Workforce Policy and Program to the Authority for its consideration and acceptance. The purpose of the M/WBE and Workforce Policy and Program shall be to (a) provide MBEs and WBEs with the maximum opportunity to participate in the procurement of material and equipment and in the construction and professional services necessary to implement the Royals Project; (b) provide procedures for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Royals’ covenant to use best faith efforts to achieve the goals for MBE and WBE participation set forth in (c) provide minority women workers the maximum opportunity to gain employment in the workforce on the renovation project; and (d) provide procedures for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the teams’ covenant to use best faith efforts to achieve the goals for the employment of minorities and women equal to the percentage of minorities and women, respectively, in the union labor pool from time to time for each trade being used on the worksite and in the pool of available unskilled workers, the current percentages.
Fairness Committee Roster October 2007.pdf
Fairness Committee Minutes
The Development Agreements establish the position of a M/WBE and Workforce Coordinator to manage a M/WBE and Workforce Policy and Program and perform other tasks related to the goal of equitable contracting and hiring practices, all as set forth more fully in the Development Agreements and the incorporated Fair Share Agreements.
The certification process must be underway before the bids are to be received. The length of time it takes to become certified will vary by the respective agency. For additional information concerning the certification process for each agency, please visit their web sites.