EPA Cooperative Agreements incorporate fair share goals for purchasing from disadvantaged businesses, including small businesses and women-owned and minority-owned business enterprises (40 CFR Part 30, 31, 33 and 40). These goals are described as percentages in the agreement signed by SDSURF and EPA. EPA grants do not require the development of a Small Business Subcontracting Plan.
- The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for making progress toward and tracking small and minority business utilization.
- PIs and their supporting staff can search for appropriate vendors by using the Small Business Utilization Directory or consult with an SDSURF buyer.
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