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Gender Pay Equity Initiative Form & Instructions

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Gender Pay Equity Initiative.


The Gender Pay Equity Initiative was developed as a collaborative partnership between the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the Water Authority. The Gender Pay Equity Initiative was created to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to help close the gender wage gap in the community.

On average, women working full time in the United States are paid 80% of what men in comparable positions are paid. Please watch the following video to better understand why gender pay equity should matter to you and your organization.

Watch: Why Gender Pay Equity Matters

Learn why the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the Water Authority came together for the Gender Pay Equity Initiative and why gender pay equity matters to your organization.

The Gender Pay Equity Initiative requires vendors to report gender pay disparities in their organization and rewards organizations that pay men and women equitably with a 5% preference in competitive solicitations (RFPs and RFBs).

Pay Equity Reporting Form

All businesses submitting bids or proposals (to the City, County, or Water Authority) must include a valid Pay Equity Reporting Form with their bid or proposal. A new Pay Equity Reporting Form was released in 2021. The Employee Data Spreadsheet Template below can help larger companies upload employee data into the form portal.

A representative from the applicable agency (City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, or Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority) will review the Pay Equity Forms for technical compliance. Businesses will receive the reviewed form via email to submit with their bid or proposal within two business days from submission.

Certified Pay Equity Reporting Form

Organizations that have a 0% gap in pay between men and women are eligible for a 5% preference on City, County, and Water Authority solicitations. Please keep in mind that a Pay Equity Reporting Form – whether certified or uncertified – must be submitted with all bids or proposals. If you have any questions, please contact the applicable agency contact identified on the competitive solicitation. 

Job Training Albuquerque

Albuquerque Small Businesses with 500 or fewer employees may qualify for free high-demand job skills training through this exciting initiative that allows business owners and their employees to skill up in a wide variety of courses, including:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Driver’s License Training
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Sales and Branding
  • and more!

Learn more

Gender Pay Equity Data Dashboard

Updated July 2023

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