(1) A firm owned by a Native American tribe, native Hawaiian organization, or Alaska native corporation, rather than by individuals, may be eligible for certification. Such a firm must meet the size standards of WAC 326-20-096
and be controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) per WAC 326-20-080
(2) A firm owned by a Native American tribe, native Hawaiian organization, or Alaska native corporation will not be considered affiliated with other businesses owned by the tribe, organization, or corporation if there is a firewall, such as a legally binding mechanism, in place to prevent firms from accessing the resources of the tribe's, organization's, or corporation's other businesses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.19.030
. WSR 19-13-014, § 326-20-086, filed 6/7/19, effective 7/8/19.]