ORS 200.120¹
Development plan for mentor relationship
  • contents
  • review
  • termination

(1) The Oregon Business Development Department, in consultation with the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, may approve a written development plan as part of a mentor relationship. The development plan must:

(a) Clearly set forth the objectives and roles of the parties;

(b) Be for a specified length of time;

(c) Determine measurable goals that the disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that a service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business must reach; and

(d) Provide that if a disadvantaged business enterprise, a minority-owned business, a woman-owned business, a business that a service-disabled veteran owns or an emerging small business uses a mentor’s resources in performing contracts or subcontracts for the mentor or for another contractor, the enterprise or business shall separately identify, account for and directly compensate the mentor for the resources. The department may closely monitor a development plan that provides that the enterprise or business will use the mentor’s resources extensively.

(2) The development plan may also provide for the mentor to train the disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that a service-disabled veteran owns, or emerging small business. Training may include:

(a) Business planning;

(b) Record keeping;

(c) Technical training;

(d) Capital formation;

(e) Loan packaging;

(f) Financial counseling;

(g) Bonding; and

(h) Equipment utilization.

(3) The Oregon Business Development Department and the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs may review the development plan annually to monitor progress.

(4) The development plan must provide that the mentor relationship may be terminated by mutual consent or if:

(a) An enterprise or a business no longer qualifies for certification under ORS 200.055 (Certification as disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business) as a disadvantaged business enterprise, a minority-owned business, a woman-owned business, a business that a service-disabled veteran owns or an emerging small business;

(b) Either party has failed or is unable to meet the party’s obligations under the development plan;

(c) The disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that a service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business is not progressing or is not likely to progress in accordance with the development plan;

(d) The disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that a service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business has reached a satisfactory level of self-sufficiency to compete without resorting to special treatment provided in the development plan; or

(e) The plan or provisions of the plan are contrary to the requirements of federal, state, or local law or regulation, or otherwise contrary to public policy.

(5) The parties to the development plan, the Oregon Business Development Department and the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs shall retain copies of the plan.

(6) The development plan may provide that either party may dissolve the plan for any reason by notifying the Oregon Business Development Department and the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs. [1991 c.559 §3; 2009 c.830 §141; 2015 c.565 §10]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 200—Disabled Veterans; Emerging Small Businesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors200.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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