EPA: Fair Share program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fair Share Program
It is the EPA's policy that recipients of EPA financial assistance award a "fair share" of procurement and contracting opportunities to disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses. The EPA and the State of Washington have established Fair Share goals for MBE participation and for WBE participation on public works projects. Such participation may be as a prime contractor/consultant, subcontractor, joint-venture, supplier, or other type of work.
Eligible MBE and WBE firms are certified by the Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise. BDCC reviews contract procurement and monitors contractor compliance with the Fair Share requirements.