|How do I get a Certificate of Awardability?|
CERTIFICATE OF AWARDABILITY: The Contractor or Professional must not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability. Prior to the award of any contract of $100,000.00 or more, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Contract Compliance Representative will notify the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (DCR) Contract Compliance Representative, providing a bid tabulation or proposal award recommendation, and providing a description of the recommended awardee(s) including business(es)' name, business(es)' designated contact person, last four digits of company(ies)' tax identification number, business(es)' address, and business(es)' contact person telephone number.
In the event a contractor doesn't possess a valid Certificate of Awardability and is the most qualified low bidder, the contractor must immediately submit, upon notification by DTMB, their application to DCR. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO DCR UNLESS YOU ARE THE LOW BIDDER.
In the event a Professional Services Contractor (PSC) doesn't possess a valid Certificate of Awardability and is the recommended professional, the PSC must immediately submit, upon notification by DTMB, their application to DCR. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO DCR UNLESS YOU ARE THE RECOMMENDED PROFESSIONAL.
The Department of Civil Rights requires nine (9) calendar days from the date of transmission of the bid tab or proposal recommendation by DTMB to DCR to process and render a decision on applications. Communications and questions concerning Certificates of Awardability should be directed to:
Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Business and Community Affairs
Cadillac Place, 3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone: (313) 456-3822
Fax: (313) 456-3826