Dear Stakeholder:

You are receiving this message pursuant to the requirements of EO 2011-01K and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, which requires state agencies, including the Department of Administrative Services, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

Section 123.152 authorizes the Director of the Department of Administrative Services to establish a business assistance program known as the encouraging diversity, growth, and equity program, commonly referred to as the “EDGE” program. This section also authorizes the Director to adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to administer the EDGE program. The EDGE rules establish, among other things, the criteria and qualifications for participation in the EDGE program; procedures by which a business may apply for EDGE certification; the procedure for determining agency procurement goals for contracting with EDGE businesses; and standards to determine when an EDGE business no longer qualifies for EDGE certification.

Here are links where you can review the proposed rules, the Rules Summary Sheet, and the Business Impact Analysis; each of the above may also be found on the Equal Opportunity Division’s webpage,

If you wish to comment on the proposed rules or the Business Impact Analysis, please send your comments to the Equal Opportunity Division of the Department of Administrative Services at, copying the Common Sense Initiative Office at  by June 26, 2015.

Catherine C. Perkins
Associate Legal Counsel
Department of Administrative Services
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