The City of Chicago and contractors working in the city have taken a big step toward solving the affirmative-action problem. Many of the plans through which the Federal government has set targets for minority employment in construction were flops. When calculating who the low bidder is on a city job, Chicago's Department of Public Works applies a consistent formula, the Canvassing Formula. They give credits to the contractor based on the percentage of minorities working and the positions they hold. The result is competitive bidding with fewer government dictates to follow and more minority involvement than ever experienced in the past.

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  • Accession Number: 00128584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM