(a) It is the policy of the state of Rhode Island that small disadvantaged disability
businesses shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of
procurements and projects as outlined in this chapter. This chapter shall apply to any and all state purchasing, including, but not limited
to, the procurement of goods and services, construction projects, or contracts funded
in whole or in part by state funds, or funds which, in accordance with a federal grant
or otherwise, the state expends or administers or in which the state is a signatory
to the construction contract.
(b) The director of administration, in consultation with the governor's commission
on disabilities, is authorized and directed to establish rules and regulation formulas
for awarding contracts to small disadvantaged businesses owned and controlled by persons
with disabilities in the procurement of goods, services, construction projects, or
contracts funded in whole or in part by state funds, in accordance with § 37-2-9(b)(14) on or before January 1, 2013.
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