260:120-1-2. Definitions

The following words or terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Committee”
means the Oklahoma State Use Committee.
“Contracting officer”
means the person employed by the Department of Central Services as a contracting officer in the Purchasing Division, appointed by the State Purchasing Director with the advice of the Committee and designated specifically to solicit, develop, and negotiate contracts with agencies and individuals.
“FEI”
means Federal Employer Identification.
“Individual”
means a severely disabled person that is self-employed and has been certified by the Committee to supply products and services, seventy-five percent (75%) of which, is actually manufactured, produced, processed, assembled, performed or offered by the severely disabled person.
“IRS”
means the Internal Revenue Service.
“Severely disabled person”
means an individual who has a physical or mental disability constituting a substantial handicap to employment and preventing the person from engaging in normal competitive employment and includes any blind person. [74 O.S., Section 3003(4)]
“Substantial handicap to employment”
means a residual, limiting physical or mental condition resulting from an injury, disease, or congenital defect which so limits the person's mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, work tolerance, or work skills that the person is unable to engage in normal competitive employment over an extended period of time.
“The Act”
means the provisions of 74 O.S., Section 3001 et seq. which relate to the purchase of products and services from qualified organizations.
“Qualified nonprofit agency for the severely handicapped”
means a nonprofit agency which is certified as a sheltered workshop by the wage and hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor and employing severely disabled persons who constitute at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the personnel engaged in direct production of products or services offered by the agency for procurement by this state. [74 O.S., Section 3003(3)]
“Qualified organization”
means a blind person, qualified nonprofit agency for the severely handicapped or severely disabled person contracting to supply goods or services. [74 O.S., Section 3003(5)]