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Tools for Equity in Public Spending

Washington State is committed to combating discrimination and ensuring that public money is spent equitably in the private sector. This toolkit will assist public agencies in creating meaningful opportunities for small and diverse businesses to work with the state, eliminating disparities in public spending.

The tools below each contain equitable practices that support the economic vitality of Washington State by ensuring all businesses have competitive access to public bidding opportunities in a variety of different industries. Implementing these tools is critical to the state’s efforts to eliminate discrimination and help all sectors of the state economy thrive. Additional tools will be added periodically to ensure contract specialists have access to up to date, comprehensive information to guide their inclusive spending efforts.