Under current law, there is no priority for women- or minority-owned businesses within the law governing state contracts for goods or services
This bill would create a statewide disadvantaged business enterprise program. The Chief Procurement Officer would create a disadvantaged business enterprise certification process, and would identify programs designed to assist small and disadvantaged businesses
This bill would create a priority for disadvantaged business enterprises in bids for state contracts for goods or services
This bill would also create a Study Commission on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Relating to state contracts for goods or services; to create a statewide disadvantaged business enterprise program; to direct the Chief Procurement Officer to establish a certification process by which a business may qualify as a disadvantaged business enterprise; to create a bidding priority for disadvantaged business enterprises; and to establish a study commission on disadvantaged business enterprises.
|March 3, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development|
|Bill Text||SB257 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|