(a)  Minority businesses seeking to be counted toward the minority business participation goals of G.S. 143-128.2 shall be certified or designated as minority business by the Department of Administration HUB Office or another certifying agency of the State of North Carolina, a local unit of government, or The Carolinas Minority Suppliers Development Council.

(b)  Minority and HUB contractors shall make a good faith effort to participate in construction projects as demonstrated by:

(1)           Attending the scheduled prebid conference.

(2)           Responding promptly whether or not they wish to submit a bid when contacted by owners or bidders.

(3)           Attending training and contractor outreach sessions given by owners, contractors and state agencies, when feasible.

(4)           Participating in Mentor/Protégé programs, training, or other business development programs offered by owners, contractors or state agencies.

(5)           Negotiating in good faith with owners or contractors.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-128.3(e);

Eff. March 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2018.