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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 7. Economic Development
Agency 13. Department of Small Business And Supplier Diversity
Chapter 20. Regulations to Govern the Certification of Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned Businesses

7VAC13-20-155. Procedures for initial certification of businesses certified under certain federal certification programs.

A. Any business that has obtained certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business from an agency of the United States government through a formal, regulatory certification process, other than a self-certification process, may receive the corresponding certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business from the department by filing an application with the department.

B. The application will be reviewed initially for completeness. The application need not include additional paperwork beyond that necessary to (i) accurately identify the business name, type, location, and ownership; (ii) provide proof of the corresponding federal certification, including the duration of such certification; and (iii) provide contact information for the designated representative of the business.

C. After reviewing the application, the department shall issue either a notice of certification or a notice of denial of certification stating the reasons for denial.

D. A business certified by the department under this section shall be certified for a period of five years unless (i) the certification is revoked before the end of the five-year period, (ii) the business is no longer in business, or (iii) the corresponding federal certification of the business expires or is otherwise revoked or terminated.

E. The applicant shall be responsible for notifying the department immediately of any change in status of the business or its corresponding federal certification within 30 calendar days of such change. Failure to do so may be grounds for revocation of certification.

F. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant, the certified business, or both to notify the department of any change of name, address, or contact information and to keep the department informed of the current address and contact information. Changes of name and address must be reported to the department in writing within 30 calendar days of such change. Failure to do so within 30 calendar days of such change may be grounds for revocation of certification. The department shall not be liable or responsible if a certified business fails to receive notices, communications, or correspondence based upon the certified business's failure to notify the department of any change of address or to provide correct address and contact information.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 1, eff. October 4, 2017.

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