Healey-Driscoll Administration Expands State Spending Benchmarks to LGBT and Disability-Owned Businesses
Supplier Diversity Office launches new interactive online map to connect state agencies, cities, towns, bidders and contractors with diverse business partners
The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced two new initiatives aimed at expanding opportunities for diverse and small businesses to provide goods and services to state agencies and local governments. The administration is updating the Commonwealth’s Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) to include spending benchmarks for LGBT-owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) and Disability-owned Business Enterprises (DOBE) in the Commonwealth’s Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) for the first time. It is also implementing a new interactive online map that will help state agencies, cities, towns, prime bidders and contractors identify certified diverse business partners.