U.S.A: Colorado senate passes bill to study disparities in procurement contracts

18 Apr 19: The Colorado state senate voted earlier this week to advance State Bill 19-135, State Procurement Disparity Study, which would require Colorado to conduct a disparity study of how state procurement contracts are awarded to underutilized businesses. The bill has moved on to the Colorado House of Representatives for consideration. The bill directs the department of personnel to contract with an independent entity to study the state’s procurement process and make recommendations to address any discrepancies identified by the study.