Through the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is furthering its efforts to foster competition for its business, diversify its partnerships, build capacity in those communities within its corridor and ensure that minority and other disadvantaged businesses have a full opportunity to transact business with the Commission in an endeavor to achieve their own economic goals.
The process to become certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) is simple. To become certified, complete the appropriate application and return it to our Program Manager.
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Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. As part of the Commission’s efforts to diversify its supply chains, the Office of Equity and Inclusion issues distinct certifications for entities qualifying as Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
The links below will assist you in completing the applications to participate in its Equity and Inclusion Program as a SBE, MBE, and/or DBE. To determine if your company meets the requirements for each certification, review the instructions available here.
If your company meets the requirements to participate in the program as one or more certified entities, select one of the following applications as described in the instructions and submit the completed form to the Office of Equity and Inclusion:
In accordance with Resolution No. 18-2014, adopted March 24, 2014, the Commission instituted a requirement that bidders on public improvement projects and respondents to Request for Proposals demonstrate Good Faith Efforts to utilize Minority, Disadvantage and Small Business Enterprise firms. The Office of Equity and Inclusion has established a policy and procedure to determine the good-faith efforts were made by examining the demonstrated business opportunities presented, availability of certified firms to perform those opportunities, efforts the respondent exerted to match those available to those opportunities, and any commitments achieved from available firms on the opportunities. Please click here for more information on the Commission’s Good Faith Effort determination procedure:
Ohio's prevailing wage laws generally apply to all Commission projects involving the Turnpike right-of-way and its buildings that are fairly estimated to cost more than the minimum thresholds the Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce establishes biennially. The Commission includes specific contract requirements for projects that invoke the Contractor’s (and its subcontractors’) prevailing wage obligations under state law. The Commission further requires that all construction contractors and subcontractors providing any labor on the site must be enrolled in the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Safety Program, or a similar program approved by the BWC, and have an active Workers’ Compensation policy coverage.