• Marty Walsh Feb 18

    Walsh Sets Goal for Boston Contracting: 25% to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signed an executive order Thursday aiming for a quarter of city spending on contracts to go to women- and minority-owned businesses, he said at a news conference. The order comes after a study of the disparities in city spending, released this month, found that a very small portion of city contracts have gone to minority-owned businesses….

  • Massachusetts Nov 3, 2020

    Baker Proposes New Mass. Agency Focused on Diversity in State Contracting

    Aiming to promote equal opportunity and access for diverse companies in state contracting, the Baker administration proposed on Monday setting up the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office as a separate state agency. The bill would give the office, which is now part of the Operational Services Division, tools to ensure compliance with diversity goals, including a state spending audit function. “Our…

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