CASE DISPARITY STUDY: NEED TO KNOW INFO!
The Connecticut Construction Industries Association presents a Free Seminar
The CASE Disparity Study: Phase 1 questions the legality of CT’s Small and Minority Business Set-Aside Program and describes a path forward to a legally defensible program.
The CASE report recommends actions to be taken as soon as possible.
Come learn first-hand about the current CT program, and what you can expect going forward.
The CASE Disparity Study: Phase 1
Who Should Attend: This program is designed for all employees responsible for MBE Compliance, from the front line supervisors to upper level management.
The History: The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) conducted a Disparity Study on behalf of the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) to analyze whether the state’s current Small and Minority Business Enterprise Set-Aside program (General Statute 4a-60g) achieves the goal of facilitating the participation in state contracts of small contractors and minority business enterprises.
The Discovery: The CASE Disparity Study: Phase 1 report shows that although Connecticut’s current program was intended to achieve the objective of eliminating discrimination in state contracting in its market area, it was not designed as a narrowly tailored program, and consequently does not meet the strict scrutiny judicial standard for justifying a race-based program.
Richard Strauss, CASE Executive Director
To REGISTER - Simply reply to this email or return the Registration Flier to CCIA by Friday, October 4, 2013