Oregon
Rule Rule 123-200-1210
Minorities, Women and Service Disabled Veterans Certification — Determination of Socially and Economically Disadvantaged


(1)

It is a rebuttable presumption that minorities, women, and service-disabled veterans are socially and economically disadvantaged.

(2)

The COBID may also determine on a case-by-case basis other individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. These individuals claiming disadvantaged status are required to submit a socially and economically Disadvantaged Questionnaire administered by COBID.

(3)

Socially disadvantaged individuals are people subject to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as members of a group without regard to individual qualities.

(a)

The social disadvantage must stem from the individuals color, national origin, gender, physical handicap, long-term residence in an environment isolated from the mainstream of American society, or other similar cause beyond the individuals control.

(b)

The applicant must demonstrate:

(A)

He or she personally suffered the disadvantage because of treatment in the United States; and

(B)

The disadvantage was chronic, long-standing, and substantial, and was not fleeting or insignificant.

(4)

Social disadvantage does not include factors common to small business.
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