Procurement Manual for State Agencies


Contracting Preference Programs


While the public procurement official must always be committed to open competition, many socioeconomic programs have been adopted by our legislature that can run impact public competition. Examples of social policies that have been 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.