Adm 84.01   Purpose.
Adm 84.02   Definitions.
Adm 84.03   Certification criteria.
Adm 84.04   Determination of minority status.
Adm 84.05   Determination of ownership.
Adm 84.06   Documentation of ownership.
Adm 84.07   Determination of control.
Adm 84.08   Documentation of control.
Adm 84.09   Determination of active management.
Adm 84.10   Documentation of active management.
Adm 84.11   Determination of performance of a useful business function.
Adm 84.12   Documentation of performance of a useful business function.
Adm 84.13   Special circumstances.
Adm 84.14   Certification procedure for Wisconsin businesses.
Adm 84.15   Procedure for certification renewal.
Adm 84.16   Decertification criteria.
Adm 84.17   Decertification procedure.
Adm 84.18   Informal hearing procedure.
Adm 84.19   Appeal procedure.
Adm 84.20   Notification of changes in application information.
Adm 84.21   Certification of a minority business by another public agency or a private business.
Adm 84.22   Certification criteria for non-Wisconsin businesses.
Adm 84.23   Certification procedure for non-Wisconsin businesses.
Adm 84.24   Certification criteria for for-profit corporations owned by a non-profit organization.
Ch. Adm 84 Note Note: Chapter DOD 5 as it existed on September 30, 1987 was repealed and a new chapter DOD 5 was created effective October 1, 1987. Chapter DOD 5 was renumbered chapter Comm 105 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1997, No. 498. Chapter Comm 105 was renumbered chapter Adm 84 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
Adm 84.01 Adm 84.01 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the criteria and procedures the department shall use to certify minority businesses pursuant to s. 16.287, Stats.
Adm 84.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1987, No. 381, eff. 10-1-87; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
Adm 84.02 Adm 84.02 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
Adm 84.02(1) (1)“Administrator" means the administrator of the division of enterprise operations in the department.
Adm 84.02(2) (2)“Applicant" means any business that applies to the department for certification as a minority business enterprise under s. 16.287, Stats.
Adm 84.02(3) (3)“Application" means the forms, all requested documentation, and the report of the on-site visit, if one was conducted by the department, upon which the department will base its decision to grant or deny certification or certification renewal.
Adm 84.02(4) (4)“Agency" means any executive office, agency, department, board or commission of Wisconsin, another state, the federal government or local government.
Adm 84.02(5) (5)“Affiliate" means a company that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, is effectively controlled by another company.
Adm 84.02(6) (6)“Assets" means real and personal property of the business.
Adm 84.02(7) (7)“Authorized shares" means the shares which a corporation is authorized to issue by its articles of incorporation.
Adm 84.02(8) (8)“Bank signature card" means a card, issued by a financial institution, which bears the signature of the account holder and which documents the control of the business account within the financial institution.
Adm 84.02(9) (9)“Beneficial ownership" means ownership of the rights in a business which are the normal incidents of owning a business; such as, the right to share in the profits and losses of the business.
Adm 84.02(11) (11)“Business" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or joint venture organized on a for profit basis.
Adm 84.02(12) (12)“Buyout agreement" means an agreement between or among part-owners of a business that, under stated conditions, the person withdrawing is legally obligated to sell his or her interest to the remaining part-owners.
Adm 84.02(13) (13)“Capital contribution" means the cash or property contributed to a business and may include a financial investment in the business and the contribution of property, space, patents and copyrights.
Adm 84.02(14) (14)“Certification" means the process by which a business is determined to be a minority business for the purpose of participating in the state's minority business procurement program under s. 16.75 (3m), Stats., or other statutory minority business procurement program.
Adm 84.02(15) (15)“Certification renewal" means the review of a minority business enterprise to determine whether or not its certification will be renewed.
Adm 84.02(16) (16)“Conversion rights" means any agreement, option, scheme or documents that will create any rights which, if exercised, would result in less than 51% minority ownership of the business or less than dominant control by minority owners or both.
Adm 84.02(17) (17)“Corporation" means a corporation organized for profit with capital stock.
Adm 84.02(18) (18)“Decertification" means the process by which a minority business enterprise loses its certification.
Adm 84.02(19) (19)“Department" means the department of administration.
Adm 84.02(20) (20)“Firm which is in a substantially similar line of business" means a company which produces a product or performs a service which has the potential to be in direct competition with the product or service of the minority business.
Adm 84.02(21) (21)“General partner" means a partner who participates fully in the profits, losses and management of the partnership and who is personally liable for its debts.
Adm 84.02(22) (22)“Interest" means a right, claim, financial or legal share in the business.
Adm 84.02(23) (23)“Issued shares" means the shares of a corporation which have been authorized and actually sold to subscribers. They may include treasury shares.
Adm 84.02(24) (24)“Joint venture" means a one-time association of 2 or more persons or businesses, the purpose of which is to carry out a time-limited single business enterprise for profit in which they combine their property, capital, efforts, skills and knowledge, and in which they exercise control and management and share in profits and losses in proportion to their contribution to the business enterprise.
Adm 84.02(25) (25)“Joint venture agreement" means a written agreement signed by each joint venturer specifying the terms and conditions of the joint venture.
Adm 84.02(26) (26)“Marital property agreement" means an agreement that complies with s. 766.58, Stats.
Adm 84.02(27) (27)“Marital property laws" means ch. 766, Stats.
Adm 84.02(28) (28)“Marital property waiver" means a form provided by the department to document separate control and management of a business under marital property laws.
Adm 84.02(29) (29)“Minority" means a person who is a citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States and who is a member of one of the following groups:
Adm 84.02(29)(a) (a) “American Indian" - a person who is enrolled as a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band or who possesses documentation of at least one-fourth American Indian ancestry or documentation of tribal recognition as an American Indian.
Adm 84.02(29)(b) (b) “Asian-Indian" - a person with ancestry originating in India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
Adm 84.02(29)(c) (c) “Asian-Pacific origin" - a person with ancestry originating in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas.
Adm 84.02(29)(d) (d) “Black" - a person with ancestry originating in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Adm 84.02(29)(e) (e) “Eskimo" or “Aleut" - a person with ancestry in any of the original peoples of Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland and Eastern Siberia.
Adm 84.02(29)(f) (f) “Hispanic" - a person with ancestry originating in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central America or South America or whose culture or origin is Spanish.
Adm 84.02(29)(g) (g) “Native Hawaiian" - a person with ancestry in the original peoples of Hawaii.
Adm 84.02(30) (30)“Minority business" means a business as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (e), Stats.
Adm 84.02(31) (31)“Minority business directory" means the listing, published by the department, of minority business enterprises certified to operate in Wisconsin.
Adm 84.02(32) (32)“Minority business enterprise" or “MBE" means a business that has been certified under s. Adm 84.14, 84.21, or 84.23.
Adm 84.02(33) (33)“Minority business procurement program" means a program which establishes goals, set-asides, or preferences in the purchase, lease or rental of goods and services from, or in the letting of contracts to, minority business enterprises.
Adm 84.02(34) (34)“Non-profit organization" means an organization as defined in s. 108.02 (19), Stats.
Adm 84.02(35) (35)“Non-Wisconsin business" means a business which is not incorporated under ch. 180, Stats., or which does not have its principal place of business in Wisconsin.
Adm 84.02(36) (36)“On-site visit" means a visit to the site of business of an applicant or minority business enterprise.
Adm 84.02(37) (37)“Outstanding shares" means the shares of a corporation which have been issued and are in the hands of shareholders. They do not include treasury shares.
Adm 84.02(38) (38)“Parent company" means a company which has at least a majority direct voting control over another company.
Adm 84.02(39) (39)“Partnership" means an association of 2 or more persons to carry on, as co-owners, a business for profit.
Adm 84.02(40) (40)“Partnership agreement" means a written agreement signed by each partner specifying the terms and conditions of the partnership.
Adm 84.02(41) (41)“Partnership interest" means a partner's share of the profits and losses of the partnership and the right to receive distributions of partnership assets.
Adm 84.02(42) (42)“Principal place of business" means the physical location at which or from which a business performs, is maintained, or operates the majority of its business.
Adm 84.02(42m) (42m)“Program" means the minority business certification program in the department.
Adm 84.02(43) (43)“Secretary" means the secretary of the department.
Adm 84.02(44) (44)“Securities" means stocks, bonds, notes, convertible debentures, warrants or other documents that represent a share in a business or a debt owed by a business.
Adm 84.02(45) (45)“Shares" means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided.
Adm 84.02(46) (46)“Shareholder agreement" means any agreement among shareholders which spells out the rights or future interest in the corporation among the shareholders.
Adm 84.02(47) (47)“Sole proprietorship" means a business in which one person owns all the assets of the business and is solely liable for all the debts of the business.
Adm 84.02(48) (48)“Stock affirmation form" means a form provided by the department and affirmed by the business stating that the stock ownership of the corporation is as presented in the application and in which the applicant agrees to notify the department in the event that additional stock is sold.
Adm 84.02(49) (49)“Stock certificate" means a certificate issued by a corporation certifying that the named person is the owner of a designated number of shares of stock.
Adm 84.02(50) (50)“Subsidiary" means a corporation in which one other corporation owns a majority of the voting shares.
Adm 84.02(51) (51)“Treasury shares" means the shares which have been issued but later re-acquired by a corporation and which have not been canceled or restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares.
Adm 84.02(52) (52)“Unissued shares" means shares which the corporation is authorized to issue but which have not yet been distributed to shareholders or subscribers.
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