SB 946 Allows certain non-profits to be included as minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises for public contract bidding preferences
Sponsor: Dixon
LR Number: 6202S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 4/30/2014 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 946 - This act allows certain non-profit organizations to be included as minority business enterprises (MBE) and women's business enterprises (WBE) for public contract bidding preferences.

The following organizations shall be considered an MBE:

• A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Missouri that can show the following:

• The organization's entire staff is comprised of at least twenty-five percent minorities or such staff is comprised of more than five percent greater than the average minority population of the geographic area that is served by the organization; and

• The organization's staff that is classified as management or the twenty percent of the staff with the highest salaries is comprised of at least twenty percent minorities or such staff is comprised of a percentage that is greater than the average minority population of the geographic area that is served by the organization.

The following organizations shall be considered a WBE:

• A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Missouri that can show the following:

• The organization's entire staff is comprised of at least fifty-five percent women; and

• The organization's staff that is classified as management or the twenty percent of the staff with the highest salaries is comprised of at least forty-five percent women.

MBE and WBE bidders shall not be awarded more than 5 points in the bidding process.

CHRIS HOGERTY