Inclusion plans outline commitments a contractor, vendor, or consultant will make towards the state's goal to increase spending with small and diverse businesses. They also allow collaboration with an agency to develop a comprehensive strategy to engage and identify the eligibility and availability of small and diverse businesses. Inclusion plans can be used in a wide variety of procurement types and for a wide variety of work areas. Work areas could include public works, goods and services, professional services, etc.
Introduces inclusion plans and discusses how they can help small and diverse businesses work with the government. Inclusion plans are documents where a contractor or vendor commits to using small and diverse businesses and lists the businesses they will use. Inclusion plans also include strategies contractors will used to engage small and diverse businesses.
Gives guidance on what should be included in an inclusion plan and has a template to get started.