DAS Procurement Agency ProcurementĀ Manual

Contracting Preference Programs

While the public procurement official must always be committed to open competition, many socioeconomic programs have been adopted by legislature that can  impact public competition. Examples of social policies adopted in Connecticut include environmental and sustainability mandates, small and minority set-asides, locally grown or produced food products, and price preferences for veteran-owned businesses, microbusinesses, and more. In such instances, the contracting or purchasing official must abide by the laws surrounding the preference.