Article - State Finance and Procurement
§10A–404. IN EFFECT
// EFFECTIVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2023 PER CHAPTER 553 OF 2020 //
(a) The findings and evidence relied on by the General Assembly for the continuation of the Minority Business Enterprise Program under Title 14, Subtitle 3 of this article are hereby incorporated.
(b) To the extent practicable and permitted by the United States Constitution, the provisions of the Minority Business Enterprise Program under Title 14, Subtitle 3 of this article shall apply to public–private partnerships established under this title.
(c) (1) The Board of Public Works may not approve a public–private partnership agreement under § 10A–203 of this title until the reporting agency, in consultation with the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General, and the private entity, if permissible, establishes reasonable and appropriate minority business enterprise participation goals and procedures for the project.
(2) To the extent practicable, goals and procedures established under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be based on the requirements of Title 14, Subtitle 3 of this article, including the implementation of regulations adopted under §§ 14–302 and 14–303 of this article.