(1)“Contract” has the same meaning as set forth in section 24-101-301 (9) and includes public-private partnerships and other agreements for public-private financing.
(2)“Contractor” means any person who is a party to a contract.
(3)“Historically underutilized business” means a business:
(a)That is at least fifty-one percent owned by one or more individuals who are:
(I)United States citizens or permanent resident aliens; and
(II)One or more of the following:
(A)Members of a racial or ethnic minority group;
(B)Non-Hispanic Caucasian women;
(C)Persons with physical or mental disabilities; or
(D)Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; and
(b)For which the minority ownership controls both the management and day-to-day business decisions.
(4)“Persons with physical or mental disabilities” means persons who:
(a)Have impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities;
(b)Are regarded generally by the community as having a disability; and
(c)Whose disabilities substantially limit their abilities to engage in competitive business.
(5)“Racial or ethnic minority group” means:
(a)African American persons, meaning individuals having origins in any of the black racial groups;
(b)Hispanic American persons, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish or Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race;
(c)Asian American persons, including persons whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, the United States territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Mariana Islands; or persons whose origins are from subcontinent Asia, including persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, or Nepal; or
(d)Native American persons, including persons who are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Hawaiians of Polynesian descent.
(6)“Subcontractor” means any person who is a party to a contract with a contractor.
Section 24-103-1002 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).