MoDOT Expand Your Disparity Study
Procurement and disparity studies analyze the contracting practices of governments and corporations. Defining equality as the absence of disparity between the levels of contracting and availability, these studies determine whether minority and woman-owned businesses have equal opportunity to participate in contracts The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is conducting a disparity study...MoDOT needs to expand its disparity study to include the analysis of procurement practices and the participation of M/WBE firms in all State Purchasing and Materials Management and Facilities Management, Design and Construction activities, so that the State of Missouri would be legally covered. The Dispairty study needs to also look at certain State agencies that procure large contracts through delegation of authority from Purchasing and Materials Management and those contracts should also be included in the analysis. Also, the Department of Conservation has construction projects that are not handled by Facilities Management, Design and Construction and those should also be included in MoDOT analysis for the state.