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The Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Division monitors and enforces compliance to contracted MWBE commitments. The Division conducts compliance checks on awarded contracts and works to ensure prime contractors use MWBE firms at the level they committed to in the contract. In addition, the MWBE Division investigates complaints of non-compliance. Firms found to be in MWBE utilization non-compliance can be subject to one or more of the sanctions found in 25 IAC 5-7-8(b) and exclusion from future procurements.
The Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) introduced the Pay Audit System in December 2011 to manage MWBE compliance. The Pay Audit System is used by Prime Vendors and their Subcontractors to independently report payments from the Prime Vendor to the Subcontractor on State contracts.
The system allows the MWBE Division to monitor progress toward the contracted goals of the Prime Vendor, identify where additional focus is needed and develop corrective action plans when needed.