Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 83.65 - Decertification procedure

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) INITIATION OF DECERTIFICATION PROCESS.
(a) The department may, at the request of any state agency or at its own discretion, examine any business certified as a WBE to verify that the WBE qualifies for certification.
(b) Any business or individual who believes that a business certified as a WBE does not qualify under the standards of eligibility for certification may request a decertification investigation by the department. This request shall be written and signed and shall contain specific identification of the affected WBE, and the basis for the belief that the WBE does not meet the eligibility standards.
(2) INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE.
(a) The department shall notify the WBE, in writing, that the WBE is the subject of a decertification investigation. The notification shall explain the basis for the belief that the WBE does not meet the eligibility standards for certification.
(b) The department may request records or other documentation from the WBE, may conduct an on-site visit of the WBE facilities and may question other parties during its investigation.
(c) The department may impose a time limit of not less than 15 calendar days in which the WBE shall respond to a request for records or other documentation, except the department shall grant a time extension where good cause is shown by the WBE. Any request for a time extension shall specify the length of time for which the extension is requested and the reason for the request. If the WBE fails to provide the information within the time limit imposed, the department shall issue a notice of intent to decertify.
(d) Upon completion of the investigation, the department shall prepare a written report that includes all of the following:
1. A statement of the facts leading to the investigation.
2. Steps taken in the investigation.
3. Findings of the investigation.
4. A conclusion that contains a recommendation for disposition of the matter.
(3) NOTICE OF INTENT TO DECERTIFY.
(a) If the department determines that a WBE does not qualify for certification, the department shall send the WBE a copy of the report prepared under sub. (2) (d) along with a notice of intent to decertify, stating the reasons for decertification and offering the WBE the opportunity for an informal hearing under s. Adm 83.70.
(b) The WBE shall have 30 calendar days from the date of the department's notification to submit a written request for an informal hearing.
(c) If no request for an informal hearing is made, the administrator shall issue a final notice of decertification, stating the factual and legal grounds therefore and notifying the WBE of its appeal rights under ch. 227, Stats., and s. Adm 83.75.
(d) The department shall send a copy of the final notice of decertification to the affected WBE and to the departments of administration and transportation, within 30 calendar days after expiration of the time period in par. (b).
(4) REAPPLICATION. A decertified business may reapply for certification no earlier than 12 months from the date of the final notice of decertification. Any reapplication shall comply with the same submittal requirements as an initial application for certification, except the reapplication shall include notation of the previous decertification.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 83.65
CR 06-113: cr. Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07; correction in (3) (a), (c) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.

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