16C.17 Encouragement of participation; advisory council.
Subdivision 1. Commissioner of administration. The commissioners of administration and trade and economic development shall publicize the provisions of the purchasing programs in sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, attempt to locate small businesses or small targeted group businesses able to perform under the programs, and encourage participation through education, technical assistance, mentoring, and other means. When the commissioner of administration determines that a small business or small targeted group business is unable to perform under a program established in sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, the commissioner shall inform the commissioner of trade and economic development who shall assist the small business or small targeted group business in attempting to remedy the causes of the inability to perform the award. In assisting the small business or small targeted group business, the commissioner of trade and economic development in cooperation with the commissioner of administration shall use management or financial assistance programs made available by or through the department of trade and economic development, other state or governmental agencies, or private sources.
Subd. 2. Advisory council. The small business procurement advisory council consists of 13 members appointed by the commissioner of administration. A chair of the advisory council shall be elected from among the members. The appointments are subject to the appointments program provided by section 15.0597. The terms, compensation, and removal of members are as provided in section 15.059.
Subd. 3. Duties. The small business procurement advisory council shall:
(1) advise the commissioner of administration on matters relating to the small business and small targeted group business procurement program;
(2) review complaints or grievances from small businesses and small targeted group businesses who are doing or attempting to do business under the program; and
(3) review the reports of the commissioners of administration and trade and economic development provided by section 16C.18 to ensure compliance with the goals of the program.
HIST: 1998 c 386 art 1 s 18
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