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§ 85.45e. Certification as minority business enterprise

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
Oklahoma Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Act
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.45e
§ 85.45e. Certification as minority business enterprise
A. Any minority business enterprise that desires to participate in the minority bid preference program and to bid upon any state contract within the purview of the State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services or any other state contract to be let by any state agency not subject to The Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act1 shall first apply to the State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for certification.
B. The State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall certify a business which meets the eligibility requirement of this section to qualify as a minority business enterprise. To qualify as a minority business enterprise, the business shall:
1. Be a minority business enterprise;
2. Submit any documentary evidence required by the rules and regulations of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to support its status as a minority business enterprise;
3. Sign an affidavit stating that it is a minority business enterprise;
4. Be qualified to bid pursuant to the provisions of The Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act; and
5. Present:
a. an application including the entire business history of the operation,
b. birth certificates for all minority principals,
c. if Native American, tribal registration card/certificate,
d. current resumes on all principals, key managers and other key personnel,
e. a current financial statement,
f. proof of investment by principals,
g. loan agreements,
h. lease/rental agreement for space, equipment,
i. evidence of latest bond,
j. if the applicant is a sole proprietor, he shall also include: a copy of a bank signature card,
k. if the applicant is a partnership a copy of the partnership agreement shall also be included, and
l. if the applicant is a corporation it shall also include: articles of organization, corporation bylaws, copies of all stock certificates, minutes of the first corporate organizational meeting, bank resolution on all company accounts, and a copy of the latest U.S. corporate tax return.
C. The State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall prepare and maintain a list of certified minority business enterprises.
D. The State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services may deny certification to any minority business enterprise in accordance with the provisions of this act and the rules and regulations of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Any person adversely affected by an order of the State Purchasing Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services denying certification as a minority business enterprise may appeal as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act.2

Credits

Laws 1987, c. 191, § 7, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 759.

Footnotes

Title 74, § 85.1 et seq.
Title 75, § 250 et seq.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.45e, OK ST T. 74 § 85.45e
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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