OverviewThis session will cover the history of government programs that promote the use of small and diverse businesses. Why have recent decades seen an increased focus on diversifying spend in public procurement? There are many ways to promote competition in the public sector by increasing outreach to minority-owned, women-owned, and small emerging businesses. Even in a non-goals environment, many agencies have seen an increase in their small business spend through outreach, training, and partnering. Best practices by leading agencies will be shared, along with programs that effectively promote the use of small businesses at both the prime and sub-contract level. This online training session is targeted toward the procurement professional who has experience with small business outreach and the evaluation of small business proposals. The laws associated with small business programs vary throughout the US. These laws may be referenced during the session, but will not be covered in detail.
What You'll Learn
2. Describe best public agency practices in diversifying spend including advantages, disadvantages, and strategies to promote acceptance.