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Are Discriminatory and Preferential Government Procurement Practices Damaging to International Trade? One Might Think So . . .

April 2, 2011


Discriminatory or preferential procurement practices can take several explicit forms, including “outright exclusion” in which foreign bidders are excluded from the tendering process (for example, defense contracts are often, but not always, reserved for domestic suppliers).  Under “preferential price margin,” purchasing entities accept the bids of domestic suppliers over foreign suppliers as long as the […]

SWaM: A Transformation in Mindset from an Adjunct Undertaking to an Economic Necessity (Report on Virginia Forum 2008)

December 3, 2008


“On August 10, 2006 Governor Timothy Kaine signed Executive Order No. 33 (2006) focusing on enhancing business opportunities for small, women-and-minority-owned (“SwaM”) businesses.  It shall be the goal of the Commonwealth that 40% of its purchases be made from small businesses.  This includes discretionary spending in prime contracts and subscontracts.  The Department of Minority Business […]