EDGE Certification

EDGE stands for Encouraging Diversity, Growth & Equity (EDGE) Unit. The Unit has the responsibility for implementing the State of Ohio’s disadvantaged/minority business set-aside program. This includes certifying disadvantaged/minority businesses thereby making them eligible to participate in the state’s set aside program, as well as assisting state agencies with the selection of set aside contracts, maintaining a list of certified disadvantaged/minority business enterprises, monitoring program compliance, and conducting research & reporting. Additionally, the unit implements the EDGE program, which is designed to facilitate access to state government contracts and business services for EDGE certified businesses. The EDGE program establishes goals for state agencies in awarding contracts to certified EDGE businesses. EDGE procurement contracts apply to: goods and services, professional services, information technology services, construction, architecture and engineering.


Prior to certification all EDGE business must go through a thorough application process with the State of Ohio’s Department of Administration Services Equal Opportunity Division.  We are please that the Dept. of Administrative Services has Certified Edge Contractors Inc. as an EDGE Certified business on November 24, 2010.