19A NCAC 02D .1108 GOALS
(a) The Department shall perform an analysis to determine the availability of ready, willing and able Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, and Women Business Enterprise firms relative to all businesses ready, willing and able to participate in Department projects. Goals for disadvantaged business enterprises, minority business enterprises, and women business enterprises shall be established in accordance with 49 CFR 26 and G.S. 136-28.4(b1). The goal or goals shall be prescribed in the project proposal as a percent of the bidder's construction bid price.
(b) The Contractor shall exercise all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that eligible firms participate in at least the percentage of the contract as required by the project proposal.
History Note: Authority G.S. 136-28.4; 143B-348;
Eff. April 30, 1997;
Amended Eff. February 1, 2008.