Purchasing & Contracting
Title VI is a statute provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Section 601 states:
"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
[42 U.S.C. Sec 200d]
The City of San Diego strives to ensure that access to and use of all programs, services or benefits derived from any City activity will be administered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or socio-economic status.
The City will not tolerate discrimination by a City employee or recipients of Federal funds such as other agencies, contractors, consultants, suppliers, vendors, planning agencies and any other recipient of federal-funds from the City.
The City prohibits all discriminatory practices that may result in:
To ensure compliance with Title VI, related statutes and the Presidential Executive Order on Environmental Justice the City will:
In addition, any recipient including, but not limited to Metropolitan Planning Organizations and local cities and counties, who receives Federal financial aid bears a responsibility to administer its program and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or socioeconomic status.
All City employees and programs are responsible for Title VI.
The City’s Purchasing & Contracting provides continuous leadership, guidance and technical assistance to ensure ongoing compliance with Title VI. See contact information below.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or socioeconomic status, you may file a written complaint with the City of San Diego’s Title VI Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator.
Phone and fax numbers are provided below.
Title VI complaints are investigated and responded to as quickly as possible.