Office for Technology
Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Reporting
State agencies and public authorities are required to promote the participation of minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) in State contracts and procurement opportunities. Specifically, agencies must establish annual goals for such participation (expressed as a percentage of the agency's total contract spending for the year), make a “good faith” effort to achieve these goals, and report quarterly on their level of participation. We examined the Office for Technology's performance in these areas and found that it had not always established annual goals for M/WBE participation in its contracts, and when it had established such goals, the goals were insupportably low. We also found that the Office had not fully met the reporting requirements for such participation. We recommended that a number of improvements be made in the Office's M/WBE program.
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