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Baltimore bans contractor for two years over ‘utter disregard’ for minority business rules

March 16, 2023

Baltimore leaders imposed rare sanctions Wednesday on a longtime business partner for repeatedly failing to make timely payments to a West Baltimore company, a decision they hope sends a signal about the city’s commitment to upholding requirements for women- and minority-owned businesses. The city’s five-member Board of Estimates unanimously approved a two-year ban on contracts with the New Jersey-based Metra Industries for a series of late payments to a Black-owned subcontractor, and for misrepresenting the reason for these missed payments over a monthslong investigation.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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