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Set-aside

A percentage of a municipal or corporate bond underwriting that is allocated for handling by a minority-owned broker/dealer firm.

Set-Aside

The portion of a contract that is guaranteed to go to a minority owned company. For example, suppose a city wishes to contract out its trash collection services to a number of privately-owned companies. It may declare that 20% of the total value of the contract must go to one or more companies owned by a member of a minority group. While this is intended to reduce corruption in (especially local) governments, critics allege that this practice is, itself, subject to abuse. See also: Affirmative action.
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That decision set out guiding principles and considerations, and a list of attributes for any mechanism that would be used to set aside funds for pipeline abandonment.
The bank, considered to be the biggest in France, has set aside USD1.
Code [section] 512(a)(3)(B) provides that a VEBA may exclude from taxable income member contributions plus amounts set aside for payment of benefits and expenses.
Andrew Richards, senior Midlands policy adviser for the NFU, said: "There is no rationale for set aside to be kept in place since the changes in 2005.
The supervisors had set aside the $2 million for LAHSA to help it avoid recurring fiscal problems.
This artist set aside certain times and days when she did nothing but develop new ideas for her studio work.
If there is an apparent shortfall in the ability of a resident to pay for future care, the community needs to set aside amounts equal to that "subsidy" so that the money will be there when it is needed.
If a job is set aside for guys named Jimmy, my name is Jimmy, I'll take it
Peel and slice pork tongue into eight 1/4-inch slices and set aside, keeping warm.
Farmers who are not small producers, but have met their set-aside obligations may voluntarily set aside additional land.
The small Business Administration's (SBA) Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) work with federal agencies and procuring activities by reviewing proposed acquisitions to determine whether they can be set aside for small businesses.
Insurers would be forced to set aside money to pay for potential catastrophe losses under a proposal approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.