Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Nominees must be located in the National Capital Region.
  2. Nominees must truthfully answer all questions.
  3. Nominees must agree to due diligence by the judges. In exceptional circumstances, diligence will include an interview and confidential financial questions.
  4. Eligibility allowing, businesses may be nominated in multiple categories.
  5. Government departments, public sector agencies and non-profit groups are ineligible for the Best Ottawa Business (BOBs).
  6. Crown corporations structured as independent businesses, operating separate from government, with boards of directors holding management teams accountable for maximizing profit, encouraging innovation and managing the organization in a business-like manner in every way, are eligible for the Best Ottawa Business (BOBs).
  7. An eligible business is a commercial enterprise employing people to provide goods or services for financial and commercial gain.

TIMELINES

  • The Deals of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and CEO of the Year recipients will be publicly announced one month before the gala.
  • The award recipients for nomination-based categories will be informed of their successful nomination in mid-October; while the recipients might be mentioned in marketing of the event, the exact details of their awards will not be publicly promoted; example: "Come celebrate great companies at the BOBs such as ACME Corp." but not "ACME Corp. is a Outstanding Company recipient." 
  • The Newsmaker of the Year recipient will remain confidential until the evening of the gala.