Our compliance unit vigorously works to provide information, training and technical assistance to all state procuring units that are subject to the requirements of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Reserve (SBR) programs. We also work closely with all state agencies to ensure that MBE commitments made by prime contractors at the time of contract award are honored over the course of the contract. We also serve as a mediator when MBE-related contract issues arise that cannot be resolved at the agency level.
The Office of Minority Affairs receives and verifies data from agencies on a regular basis and uses that data to produce a number of annual reports documenting the utilization and activities of the MBE and SBR programs as well as other efforts targeted toward the inclusion of disadvantaged businesses in State procurement and contracting opportunities. These reports are provided to legislators and made available to the community at large through this website.
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