Fedeeral MWBE Participation - State  & Local Governments

Minority- and Women-Owned Business Participation

For state recipients, follow 10 CFR 600.236 (a) which instructs the State to follow their own procurement procedures:


(a) States. When procuring property and services under a grant, a State will follow the same policies and procedures it uses for procurements from its non-Federal funds.


The State will ensure that every purchase order or other contract includes any clauses required by Federal statutes and executive orders and their implementing regulations.


For local governments, 10 CFR 600.236 (e) in part states:


(e) Contracting with small and minority firms, women's business enterprise and labor surplus area firms.


(1) The grantee and subgrantee will take all necessary affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women's business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms are used when possible.


(2) Affirmative steps shall include:


(i) Placing qualified small and minority businesses and women's business enterprises on solicitation lists;


(ii) Assuring that small and minority businesses, and women's business enterprises are solicited whenever they are potential sources;


(iii) Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by small and minority business, and women's business enterprises;


(iv) Establishing delivery schedules, where the requirement permits, which encourage participation by small and minority business, and women's business enterprises;


(v) Using the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration, and the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce; and


(vi) Requiring the prime contractor, if subcontracts are to be let, to take the affirmative steps listed in paragraphs (e)(2) (i) through (v) of this section.