Additional Requirement - 21: Small, Minority, And Women-owned Business

It is a national policy to place a fair share of purchases with small, minority and women-owned business firms. The Department of Health and Human Services is strongly committed to the objective of this policy and encourages all recipients of its grants and cooperative agreements to take affirmative steps to ensure such fairness. In particular, recipients should:

  • Place small, minority, women-owned business firms on bidders mailing lists.
  • Solicit these firms whenever they are potential sources of supplies, equipment, construction, or services.
  • Where feasible, divide total requirements into smaller needs, and set delivery schedules that will encourage participation by these firms.

Use the assistance of the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DHHS, and similar state and local offices.

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Page last reviewed: July 13, 2018