5101:9-4-06 Small and minority businesses and women's business enterprise and labor surplus area firms.

The county family services agency (CFSA) and workforce development agency (WDA) shall make efforts to utilize small and minority-owned businesses, women's business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms when they are potential resources for supplies, equipment, construction, and services as established in 7 C.F.R. 3016.36 , 45 C.F.R. 92.36 , and 45 C.F.R. 29 C.F.R. 97.36. These efforts include:

(A) Placing qualified small and minority businesses, and women's business enterprises on solicitation lists, and assuring that those businesses are solicited whenever they are potential resources.

(B) Dividing total requirements into small tasks or quantities to permit maximum small and minority businesses and women's business enterprises participation when economically feasible. When tasks are divided to allow small businesses and women's business enterprises to compete, the separation cannot be done to avoid competitive bidding requirements.

(C) Establishing delivery schedules to encourage participation by small and minority businesses, and women's business enterprises where the requirement permits.

(D) Using the services and assistance of the small business administration, the office of minority business development agency of the U.S. department of commerce, the community services administration, and other entities, as appropriate.

(E) Requiring the prime contractor to take affirmative steps as listed in paragraphs (A) to (D) of this rule if any subcontracts are to be let.

(F) Encouraging small and minority-owned businesses and women's business enterprises to contract with consortiums of small business and minority-owned firms and women's business enterprises when a contract is too large for one of these firms to handle individually.

Effective: 01/22/2010
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02
Rule Amplifies: 307.86 , 329.04
Prior Effective Dates: 8/13/82, 5/1/96, 9/5/97, 9/12/05