- September 27, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Tom Wolf is hailing proposed legislation that will help small, diverse and veteran-owned businesses continue to receive support and opportunities they deserve in state contracting.
SB900 is being proposed a few years after Governor Wolf signed an Executive Order in 2015 to create the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO). The new bureau conducted a study in 2018 revealing disparities in the contracting system and recommending initiatives to improve it.
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“We have been very successful in implementing policies and programs that give our small-, diverse- and veteran-owned businesses a fairer and more equitable chance to compete for – and obtain – contracting opportunities with state government,” Gov. Wolf said. “We also know the important role that consistency plays in…