(a) Specifications. WSSC shall assist MBEs and SLBEs in overcoming their inability to obtain bonding, insurance, or financing. Commission efforts shall include, where feasible, simplifying these processes, reducing bonding and insurance requirements where permitted by law, and eliminating the impact of surety costs from bids. Commission efforts shall also include providing information regarding access to capital, where feasible, to the appropriate economic development resources.
(b) Applicability. Architectural and engineering; construction services, goods and services; professional services.