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Article - State Finance and Procurement


    (a)    (1)    A unit shall structure procurement procedures, consistent with the purposes of this subtitle, to try to achieve or exceed an overall percentage goal of the unit’s total dollar value of procurement contracts to be made directly or indirectly with veteran–owned small business enterprises.

        (2)    The Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs shall adopt regulations that establish the overall percentage goal.

    (b)    Solicitation documents shall state the expected percentage of veteran–owned small business enterprise participation based, in part, on:

        (1)    the potential contracting opportunities available in the procurement contract, including both prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities, as determined through analysis of the scope of the work presented in the solicitation documents; and

        (2)    the availability of veteran–owned small business enterprises to respond competitively to the potential contracting opportunities.

    (c)    The provisions of this subtitle do not apply to a unit’s procurement procedures to the extent that any unit determines that those provisions are in conflict with an applicable federal program.

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