Minority owned bidding.
I recently bid on a state contract within the US. I am not a minority or women owned business and I knew that the state had a set-aside of points for being a M/WOB but I still thought I had a good chance.
Boy, this would make for a very, very juicy troll for the guys over at The Wall Street Journal.
No kidding Trogdor...
Are you certain that the additional 'points' are due to the work being done by Indians in India? I would guess that more likely there is a US company that is fronting the work, and that US company is classified in a way that adds points. If the latter is the case, I believe that it may fall into a common pattern in which a front company is used to obtain additional 'points' on a bid, and that front company then subcontracts the work out to other suppliers who may not qualify for 'points' on their own.
Dan -- Good point.
Just give your wife a majority share in your company. Voila, you have a woman-owned business.
Phillip J. Eby
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