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(a) The Governor's Task Force on Diversity and Outreach, in its August 1, 2000, report, concluded that data on minority business participation is not currently available, and that lack of useful data on minority business participation in state contracting is an overarching issue to be addressed.
(b) In contracting for and procuring goods, services, information technology, construction, architecture, and engineering consulting, and other consulting services, state and local departments and agencies are authorized to engage in focused outreach activities in addition to general outreach, for purposes of increasing participation by California's small business sector and increasing diversity in the state's contracting and procurement activities.
(c) Outreach activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Invitations to bid distributed by state and local departments and agencies to state and local small business and trade associations and chambers of commerce, including ethnic chambers of commerce, and other business and professional associations, including professional minority, women, and disabled veteran-owned businesses and professional groups and associations, as appropriate.
(2) Publication of advertising concerning state and local contracting and procurement opportunities in trade papers and other publications focusing on small business enterprises, including publications and newspapers in languages other than English and those whose primary readership is minority, women, or disabled veteran-owned businesses.
(3) Outreach by small business advocates in each state or local government department or agency to state and local small business and trade associations and chambers of commerce, including ethnic chambers of commerce, and other business and professional associations, including professional minority, women, and disabled veteran-owned businesses and professional groups and associations, as appropriate.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Government Code - GOV § 7401 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/government-code/gov-sect-7401/
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