(1)Certification as an ESB is valid for three years from the date of certification.
(2)The COBID will send an annual “no-change” statement to firms approximately 30 days prior to the one-year and two-year anniversaries of the certification date. The applicant must submit a completed statement, along with federal tax information for the previous year and documentation of any changes, prior to the anniversary date or the firm will be decertified.
(3)The ESB shall notify the COBID within 30 days of any changes, which may affect its continued eligibility in the program. Failure to notify the COBID may result in denial or decertification.
(4)The COBID will send a certification review notice and application to certified firms 60 days prior to expiration of current certification. The applicant shall promptly return the completed application along with any requested documentation (i.e. evidence of change in ownership, federal tax returns for the last year, etc.). Continued certification is not automatic. The applicant must demonstrate that his or her business still meets the criteria set out in OAR 123-200-1600 (Emerging Small Business (ESB) Certification Procedures — Eligibility Standards) through 123-200-1700 (ESB Certification: Application Form and Procedure).
(5)The COBID staff shall review the signed application to determine the firm has continued eligibility. The COBID may also request additional information to verify the firm has continued eligibility.
(6)Failure to return the completed review application by the expiration date shall result in decertification.
Rule 123-200-1800 — Certification Review,