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 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: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dcamm-amp-2020-program-changes.
The MSBA is currently in the process of updating the following MSBA forms to align with the changes to the AMP:
- Designer RFS Template
- Designer Services Base Contract for Design/Bid/Build and CM at Risk and Amendments
- Designer Selection Procedures
- Designer Services Base Contract Pages 1-2 and Attachments A, C, D, E and F
The MSBA will notify stakeholders once the updated MSBA forms are published on the MSBA’s website. Please do not use any of the aforementioned MSBA forms for procurements that will be advertised on or after July 1, 2020. In the meantime, please work with local legal counsel to review the AMP changes.