ERIC Number: ED114453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Minorities and Women as Government Contractors.
Hope, John, III, Ed.
The stated objectives of the study reported here were to determine the answers to the following questions: what Federal, State and local programs provide contracting opportunities for minorities and women equal to those provided to nonminority males; if not, what the barriers to their full participation are; to what extent special State or local contracting programs have been established to facilitate contracting with firms owned by minorities and women; whether distinct organizational mechanisms have been established to implement such special contracting programs, and if so, whether such mechanisms are adequately equipped to carry out their task; whether goals have been established for such programs and are these programs achieving their goals; whether the type and size of contracts being awarded through the special programs aid the development of the firsts they are designed to assist; whether there is an edequate flow of information to minorities and women regarding Federal, State, and local contracting opportunities; whether unique problems are encountered by minority and female-owned firms supplying goods and services to government agencies; and, whether the government's purchasing power is being effectively used to aid the development of firms owned by minorities and women. Data on Federal contracting programs were gathered from responses to a questionnaire sent to 10 Federal agencies and two offices responsible for administering Indian programs. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.