For purposes of chapter 326-50
(1) "Non-MWBE firm" means a firm or business which is not certifiable as a MWBE under chapter 39.19
RCW and its implementing regulations, or a firm which has chosen not to seek certification as a MWBE;
(2) Solely for purposes of participation programs as used in chapter 326-50
WAC, "MWBE" shall mean:
(a) Either an enterprise certified by OMWBE on or before November 22, 1985; or an enterprise which is certified at any time, provided such enterprise has been engaged in bona fide business activities as a minority or woman-owned business for at least one year prior to the filing of an agreement of intent with OMWBE, and
(b) Either an enterprise which is incorporated in the state of Washington as a Washington domestic corporation; or an enterprise whose principal place of business is located within the state of Washington for enterprises which are not incorporated.
(c) Nothing contained in subsections (a) and (b) shall be construed to include or allow foreign corporations to participate in any participation program.
(3) "Participation program" means programs created to supplement the certification program to encourage MWBE participation in state contracts in the areas of goods and services, construction, and personal services.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 39.19 RCW. 85-24-010 (Order 85-10), § 326-50-020, filed 11/25/85, effective 3/1/86.]