Ohio’s provides the EDGE and MBE certifications, which may be applied for using a unified application process. The MBE program includes sheltered markets/set-aside contracts for supplies, general professional services, engineering /architectural services, and construction (Goal 15% set-aside).
The EDGE program applies to the same range of supplies and services, however, without set-asides (Goal 5% total spend). The EDGE program includes bond guaranty, mentor–protégé programs, and contract assistance. Companies may be EDGE certified for a maximum of 10 years.
A high degree of commonality exists between the administrators for these programs. A summary of the key documents and processes was provided in the Overview Section for our State Unique programs. Please follow link to this content (link to section in overview).
*Only $1000 when combined with 8(a) Certification