Department of Commerce

Purchasing Preference and Contracts

We need to end purchasing contracts that are exploiting preference laws (i.e. veterans, women, and minority own preference). Supporting these small businesses is a good idea, but there needs to be a specific limit to how much extra the government pays for goods and services in these instances (say 20%). We are forced to buy items at unreasonable prices, such as paying a markup of 300% for file folders!

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Idea No. 13607