Skip to comments.CITY TILTING CONTRACTS TO MINORITIES, WOMEN
Posted on 08/06/2009 6:55:43 AM PDT by thefactor
New rules issued by the Bloomberg administration allow minority- and women-owned businesses to circumvent the system for awarding small city contracts -- an advantage denied white-owned firms, The Post has learned.
In a memo issued July 15, the mayor's Office of Contract Services told city agencies they could no longer solicit vendors to bid on small contracts -- defined as between $5,000 and $100,000 -- unless they're certified as at least 51 percent minority- or female-owned.
That means that even longtime vendors won't be able to sell goods and services to the city in that price range if the owner is white, unless they're fortunate enough to be selected through a random lottery system.
"I was told I can't bid on city contracts because I'm white," the owner recalled.
City officials don't dispute that account.
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I will file the lawsuit if I can get funding from someone.
NJ been doing this for years.
Never mind that their bids are significantly higher than a white owned company.
And will any of evil white businessmen file suit? Or has political correctness forever trumped the Constitution of the United States?
The city knows you by the color of your skin...
This is so clearly illegal, in that they are granting city business based on race. This goes beyond affirmative action type plans. This is a minority set aside quota program.
This is part of how elections have consequences. If anybody files a lawsuit, one hopes a fair minded judge will hear the case and make a ruling. If one files a lawsuit, only to have a politically correct wise minority type judge, then that person can’t get justice.
Why do we still have quotas like this, 45 years after the civil rights act of 1964????? How much more can the government do to ensure equal opportunity? And, how much racism and discrimination are these businesses really facing in getting city contracts? New York is very liberal, and I’m sure they have liberal guidelines for granting city contracts in place already. Why is there an additional need to set up a quota, which clearly is granting contracts based on race, ethnicity, and sex????????
Political correctness trumps the constitution if politically correct judges issues the rulings. If a Sotomayor type judge hears the case, her rich wise Latina experience will influence her to rule against anyone challenging this type of plan in court.
has anyone told the city that:
1. A lot more women go to college than men these days?
2. A lot more men are unemployed than women these days?
how DARE you inject facts in this discussion, noobie!
i hope i didn’t need to put a ‘/s’ tag on that.
Just another way to fund Democrats with tax dollars.
Wouldn’t want to be near Bloomberg when he starts his car.
So a white husband names his wife as the owner of the company. Big deal.
better hope you can trust her.
Yeah, well there is that.
What if he isn’t married?
Hmmm. Could #1 and #2 by chance be related?
do a Google search and type “women employment center”. The page fills up with dozens of links.
Do the same with “men employment center” the page fills up with unrelated searches.
Castrate White males. A very efficient way to eliminate Whites. Something very dear to the heart of most wacko liberals.
I’m not for any kind of AA or set asides, and most women’s small business centers and the like are scams anyway. I was just pointing out the apparent irony in and connection between your two listed points.