City of Asheville Submitted: March 22, 2018 | Updated: April 27, 2018

Racial Disparity Study RFP – Contract- Scope of Work

The RFP, RFP Addenda, contract, Scope of Work, or other document(s) describing the details of which information was to be included in the report and the methods the contractor(s) would use to get the information for the Racial Disparity Study mentioned in the Citizen Times article in July 2017

"In June the city hired a Denver, Colorado firm to do a $320,000 racial disparity study."

**Editor’s Note: Of note, there is another request for info. about the City’s “Racial disparity study”, found at:

The City’s referenced project page tracking their progress on the Disparity Study is found at:

Status: Completed


  • April 27, 2018 3:13 pm

    6 years ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <[email protected]>
    date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:13 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial Disparity Study – service agreement




    Thank you for your help!


    Sunshine Request

    Status: Completed
  • April 11, 2018 1:40 pm

    6 years ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial Disparity Study – service agreement




    At the link is the final service agreement requested



    Ben Fulmer


    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    (828) 259-5631


    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in “documents”.

    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 23, 2018 11:18 am

    6 years ago

    **Editors Note: We received a request for clarification related to the service agreement between former Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson and BBC Research. Because the new request we’ve received is a clarification for information relating to an existing request, we have merged the two here. The new update was sent to Asheville City Government.


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City of Asheville Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 11:17 AM
    subject: Records Request: Racial Disparity Study – service agreement


    Hi City of Asheville,


    We’ve just received another request via for information that may be available in your office.


    We’ve obviously been receiving several requests in the past couple days for various pieces of info related to the racial disparities study, including the study itself. Which we acknowledge in our previous request you’ve told us that the study is not complete and we will await additional information on that study’s completion and any drafts or other documentation you’re able to provide when it is available.


    We’ve received a new request related to the study.


    Here are the details:


    Subject: “Racial Disparity Study – service agreement”


    Message: “The City Manager was directed to enter into a service agreement with BBC Research & Consulting for the 2016 Disparity Study Project for the service agreement amount of $319,948.


    I would like a copy of that agreement – it is NOT on the City Website at“


    **Editors Note: The staff report to city council on 3/28/17 seems to include a copy of the contract? However, I believe that the requester is interested in seeing a copy of the final signed service agreement between Gary and BBC Research.


    Thank you for your help.


    Sunshine Request

    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 22, 2018 1:47 pm

    6 years ago

    **Editors Note: We received a request similar to this one, Racial Disparity Study, which we believe contains the information that satisfies your request. You may access this at:


    Additionally, the City advises that the study itself is not completed. However, all documents related to RFP, etc. should be available via this link:



    If this information does not satisfy your request, please submit a new request with the appropriate clarifications via Thank you!

  • March 22, 2018 2:34 pm

    6 years ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending