Government Contract Procurement
It is our goal to promote full and equal business opportunity to all persons doing business within the United States. We work to ensure that businesses seeking to participate in contracting and procurement activities are not prevented from doing so on the basis of the race or gender of their owners. Our Procurement Enhancement Program (PEP) establishes aspirational goals to overcome barriers identified in our Disparity Study for minority-owned, woman-owned, small and local companies. These goals serve to enhance the percentage of minority-owned, woman-owned, small companies in the United States over the next 10 years. The program does not set contracting quotas, which have been struck down by federal courts over the past 20 years.