2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
DMBE Review of Agency Goals (language only)

Item 117 #4h

Item 117 #4h

Commerce And Trade
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of

Page 90, line 35, before "The", insert "A.".
Page 91, after line 9, insert:
"B. In order to expand the Commonwealth's use of small, woman and minority-owned businesses, each agency in the executive branch shall be required to submit to the Governor and to the Department of Minority Business Enterprise its goals for improving the level of procurement from small, woman and minority-owned businesses, with a goal of 25 percent of total purchases being from such firms.  For those agencies that fail to meet improvement goals for two consecutive quarters in any given fiscal year, purchasing authority for that agency shall be transferred to the office of the Secretary to which that agency reports for the remaining portion of the fiscal year."

(This amendment stipulates that all agencies must submit plans to increase the use of SWAM and DBE contractors when purchasing and stipulates that agencies that fail to meet performance goals for two quarters will have their purchasing authority transferred to their respective Secretary for the remainder of a given fiscal year.)