Department of Administrative Services - Definitions and Procedures - EDGE participation goals in solicitations and contracts.

Published: 2020-10-09

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(A) For every procurement opportunity issued by the Ohio department of administrative services or by any other state agency or state university (the "contracting agency"), the respective contracting agency shall determine whether an EDGE participation goal is feasible for the procurement based on EDGE availability.

(1) The contracting agency shall complete the EDGE participation goal determination prior to advertising the solicitation and shall publish the EDGE participation goal for the contract in the solicitation when a goal above zero per cent is determined.

(2) The EDGE participation goal may be determined by the contracting agency. The EDGE participation goal shall be specified in the resulting contract award.

(B) The contracting agency may establish evaluation criteria to award points to responses to a procurement opportunity submitted by an EDGE-certified business or non-EDGE-certified business (when the proposal includes an allowable plan to subcontract a portion of the work with an EDGE-certified business) based upon EDGE participation.

The contracting agency may require an embedded EDGE participation goal in any contract awarded.