By: Open Contracting Partnership, Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation
A Procurement Path to Equity: Strategies for Government and the Business Ecosystem
By Open Contracting Partnership, Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation
As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact minority-owned small businesses, we believe that government procurement can play a major role in creating equal opportunities for local businesses and the communities that support them.
This new report with the Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation offers insights of over 30 different practitioners providing an on-the-ground perspective from local procurement officials, businesses, service providers, philanthropy, and academia.
Many of our partners and peers have also developed reports, toolkits, and guides to support equitable procurement and supplier diversity. Check out some of their resources below:
- Culture, Collaboration, and Capital: Leveraging Procurement for Economic Equity — Living Cities & Citi Foundation
- Inclusive Procurement and Contracting: Policies, Programs, and Practices for Local Leaders — National League of Cities
- Cities and Businesses of Color: A Guide to Economic Growth — Living Cities & Citi Foundation
- Supporting Economic Inclusion in Disadvantaged Communities: A Case for Inclusive Public Procurement Policies — Local Initiatives Support Corporation
- Serving the Citizens—Not the Bureaucracy: A Strategic Vision for City Procurement — Chicago Council on Global Affairs & Sascha Haselmayer