Policy 6.3.8 - Historically Underutilized Business

The Colleges affirms the State of North Carolina’s commitment to encourage participation of historically underutilized businesses in the College’s purchase of goods and services. The College prohibits discrimination against any person or business on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, sex, gender, disability or religion.

The College has adopted the following verifiable percentage goals for participation in the College’s contracts by women and minority-owned business: ten percent (10%) for participation by minority-owned, female-owned, disabled-owned, disabled business enterprises or non-profit work centers for the blind and severely disabled in the total annual value of all purchases of goods and services.

Legal Reference: N.C.G.S. §§ 143-128.2 through -128.4; City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co.,
488 U.S. 469 (1989)

Adopted: January 9, 2019