Requirements and Reports for Developers
OHCS requires sponsors to seek Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) and non-COBID MWESB professional firms to increase the participation level of minority-owned businesses in its construction project to meet OHCS's MWESB requirements. OHCS also encourages the use of local labor and partnering with the community to help build healthy, affordable homes, which addresses OHCS's goal of increasing apprenticeship programs in Oregon and improving economic and social vitality.
The general contractor and developer may use and include non-COBID certified Black, indigenous, and People of Color and other qualifying firms. The non-COBID Certified firms can self-certify as a qualified MWESB firms if they meet the COBID firm requirements (see Appendix A in the MWESB Compliance Manual) and are encouraged to complete their certification with the COBID office by the end of construction.
Below you will find reports required on all OHCS funded projects related to MWESB SDVBE criteria.