(A) Certification as an EDGE business enterprise expires two years from the date of certification. An EDGE certified business enterprise must apply for recertification in the EDGE program before the time of expiration, to continue in the EDGE program.
(B) The equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services shall notify each certified EDGE business, forty-five days prior to its certification expiration, of the requirements and procedures for recertification. The notification shall be in a form determined by the division.
(C) All certified EDGE business enterprises shall maintain a current business address and e-mail address with the equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services.
(D) A certified EDGE business enterprise seeking recertification in the EDGE program must submit the recertification application request on a form provided by the equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services, and in a manner prescribed by the division. The applicant must demonstrate to the division that the applicant and the business continue to qualify for certification. The division shall use the criteria and procedures set forth in rules 123:2-16-02 , 123:2-16-03 , and section 123:2-16-13 of the Administrative Code to determine whether recertification is warranted.
(E) Upon receiving a timely completed application in which the applicant demonstrates continued qualification for certification in the EDGE program, the equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services shall recertify the business.
(F) If the equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services determines that the business or business owner no longer meet the criteria set forth in this chapter, the equal employment opportunity coordinator of the department of administrative services shall notify the applicant of the decision. The coordinator shall notify the applicant by registered mail, return receipt requested, and the notification shall include information detailing the applicant's appeal rights as set forth in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(G) The equal opportunity division of the department of administrative services shall have the right to conduct on-site inspections at any location of a business seeking recertification. The division shall have a right to access any business records or information the division deems necessary to evaluate a recertification application.
(H) The maximum amount of time a business or business owner may participate in the EDGE public contracts assistance program as a certified business is ten years.