ORS 200.170¹
Eligibility for participation

(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, to participate in the emerging small business program under ORS 200.160 (Transportation Commission duties) to 200.200 (Security for performance by emerging small business), an applicant must:

(a) Be certified by the Oregon Business Development Department under ORS 200.005 (Definitions) to 200.075 (Prohibited conduct) as an emerging small business;

(b) Show that the applicant’s place of business and the work in which the applicant seeks to participate are located in this state; and

(c) Show that the applicant is in compliance with applicable licensing and registration requirements.

(2) The Department of Transportation may limit eligibility for participation on a specific project or contract to emerging small businesses that are located in or draw a part of their workforce from economically distressed areas or enterprise zones in this state, as designated by the Oregon Business Development Department in consultation with the Employment Department.

(3) An applicant who participates under ORS 200.160 (Transportation Commission duties) to 200.200 (Security for performance by emerging small business) must perform at least 51 percent of the labor provided by the applicant on a public improvement or maintenance project using the applicant’s own workforce. [1991 c.517 §§3,6; 2005 c.103 §1; 2005 c.683 §9; 2009 c.830 §142]

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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