• Equity in Public Purchasing and Contracting

    On July 16, 2012 the PPS Board of Education adopted the Equity in Public Purchasing and Contracting (EPPC) Policy.

    The EPPC Policy has three primary goals:

    • Business Equity:  Provide greater professional, supplier, construction, and personal service opportunities to minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, and emerging small businesses.

    • Workforce Equity:  Increase the numbers of women and minorities in the construction trades through apprenticeship opportunities on District construction contracts.

    • Career Learning Equity:  Leverage our public contracting activity to expand the number of young people of color and young women participating in a wide variety of career learning programs.


    Fiscal Year 2020-21 Equity in Public Purchasing and Contracting Annual Update


    Equity in Contracting Advisory Committee 

    The Equity in Contracting Advisory Committee was established in 2015 and meets quarterly.  Its members include minority-owned, women-owned, and emerging small business owners and advocates as well as PPS staff.  The mission of the Advisory Committee is to provide a forum for the discussion of small business challenges and opportunities in contracting with PPS.  The Advisory Committee identifies contracting barriers and makes recommendations to increase contracting equity District-wide.

    The Equity in Contracting Advisory Committee is facilitated by Emily Courtnage, Director of Purchasing & Contracting, and Paul Williams, Solicitations Manager.