University recipients of EPA grants and cooperative agreements in excess of $250,000 are required to set a Fair Share goal for the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs). MBE/WBE utilization is based on Executive Orders 11625, 12138, 12432, P.L. 102-389 and EPA Regulations Part 30 and 31. Regardless of the award amount, award recipients are required to submit annual reports on MBE/WBE utilization by October 30 of each year using EPA Form 5700-52A. This form can be copied.
Strategic Procurement, (617) 495-4441, is available to assist with the identification of vendors that meet specific minority, women owned, small business or other requirements.