Oct 082015

Campus requests for construction funding falls abysmally short of state rules concerning minority contracting. That is the only conclusion possible from news this week that USM simply didn’t involve minority-owned businesses in contracting proposals on capital projects.

Quoting the linked article:

The University of Maryland, College Park had three projects up for funding approval — all of which called for 30% of subcontracts to go to businesses owned by minorities. In their proposals, the three projects specified 7% of those subcontracts should go to African-American-owned businesses and 4% to women-owned businesses.

Wallace Loh was reportedly present at this Board of Public Works meeting but gave no comment, even though these chiefly involve high-profile projects on his campus.

 Posted by at 9:52 am on October 8, 2015