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Vendor Refusing EO Clause

Anonymous - Sep 30, 2016
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We are a federal contractor and have asked a vendor to include the EO clause in a contract. They have asked to use the language below instead of the mandated EO clause. Is this acceptable?

“[Vendor] agrees that it will not discriminate against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.”

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