Urban Institute



Government Procurement from Small Businesses: Advancing Racial Equity and Removing Barriers to Participation

Thursday, May 2, 2024 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Washington, DC (hybrid)
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Via procurement, federal, state, and local governments have incredible power of the purse. But public contracts have historically been distributed inequitably, and recent court cases have challenged the ability to target supports based on race or ethnicity. What is the future of equity-focused procurement programs? And how can we remove barriers to participation in government procurement apart from equity programs? The Urban Institute and the Open Contracting Partnership invite you to a panel discussion with experts in the field to discuss these questions.