For TRIBAL GAMING applications and process information please contact Vendor Intake Officer Barbara Evans at: 602-255-3823 –or- [email protected]
Providers of “Gaming Services” that do not fall into the Class A or B vendor category must obtain State Certification if the value of the gaming services is in excess of $10,000 in any single month. Gaming services are defined as “ the providing of any goods or services, except for legal services, to the Tribe in connection with the operation of Class III Gaming in a Gaming Facility, including but not limited to equipment, transportation, food, linens, janitorial supplies, maintenance, or security services for the Gaming Facility…”
The Compact establishes a threshold amount “of $10,000 in any single month…” for goods or services that are provided by certain vendors. Section 2(r)*
Thus, if a vendor exceeds the threshold in any single month, the vendor is required to be certified. The threshold amount should be calculated only for the Tribe with which the vendor intends to do business. In other words, if a vendor provides less than $10,000 per month in goods or services to a Tribe, then the vendor does not need to be certified to provide those services to that particular Tribe.
*References the Tribal-State Compact and Appendices
Gaming Facility Construction and Remodel
General Contractors/Contractors providing new construction or major remodeling of a Gaming Facility, regardless of who provides the funds.
During new construction or major remodeling of a Gaming Facility, subcontractors working for a general contractor should be disclosed to the TGO and the ADG.
Any subcontractor, except as noted, who is performing new construction or remodeling of a Gaming Facility that contracts through a general contractor, and that general contractor is certified by the ADG, will not require State Certification.
Subcontractors classified as a Class A or Class B vendor will require State Certification.
Those subcontractors providing security, surveillance equipment or security services will require State Certification.
Architects, that contract directly with the Tribe, or through a General Contractor or Contractor, will require State Certification.