Project Advisory 62, July 2020

Information regarding changes to the Commonwealth's Affirmative Marketing Program

The Commonwealth's Affirmative Marketing Program (AMP) established under M.G.L. Chapter 7C, §6, and Governors' Executive Orders helps ensure that minority owned business enterprises (MBE) and women owned businesses (WBE) certified by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) have opportunities to participate on DCAMM and other public construction and design projects across the Commonwealth. DCAMM and the SDO announced a series of AMP program changes that will be in effect for state funded municipal projects advertised on or after July 1, 2020.

Please see the updates to the AMP here:

The MSBA has updated the following MSBA forms to align with the new AMP requirements:

  1. Designer RFS Template
  2. Designer Services Base Contract for Design/Bid/Build and CM at Risk
  3. Designer Selection Procedures
  4. Designer Services Base Contract Pages 1-2 and Attachments A, C, D, E and F

Please work with local legal counsel to review and implement the new MBE and WBE participation goals in procurement documents for design and construction services that will be advertised on or after July 1, 2020.