(a) The race- and gender-neutral remedies set forth in this article apply to MBEs and to small and local businesses as defined in accordance with the Public Utilities Article, § 20-304, Annotated Code of Maryland, and any regulations adopted pursuant to the Public Utilities Article, § 20-304, Annotated Code of Maryland, by the Commission.
(b) A number of race- and gender-neutral business assistance programs are operated within the Washington Suburban Sanitary District metropolitan area. WSSC has also implemented “neutral” efforts to further open procurement opportunities to all firms and small firms in particular (i.e., small local business enterprise program). Remedies are described herein and in WSSC Chapter 6.35 (or any successor SP).
(c) Additional eligibility criteria for participation in WSSC’s small local business enterprise program were adopted by the Commission in WSSC Chapter 6.35 or any successor SP. Where applicable, the waiver provisions of WSSC Chapter 6.35 are, by this reference, made applicable to the race- and gender-neutral remedies set forth in this article.
The subject remedies are as set forth in the following sections.