SCTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 26. SCTA receives federal financial assistance from the DOT, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, SCTA signed an assurance it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of SCTA to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in contracting and procurement activities of SCTA, including all DOT-assisted contracts. In addition, SCTA is committed to fostering small business enterprise participation in the procurement of goods and services.
SCTA’s Policy Statement regarding DBE Participation in contracting and procurement activities is available by clicking the first link below. SCTA’s DBE Program is available for review by clicking the link below. Attachment M in SCTA’s DBE Program includes a copy of the DBE regulations from 49 CFR Part 26; these regulations are available for review by clicking the third link below.
SCTA’s DBE Program includes the Fostering Small Business Participation Element. A copy of the Policy Statement issued by SCTA regarding its commitment to fostering small business participation in the procurement of goods and services is available by clicking the link below.
Federal guidelines and SCTA’s DBE Program require the Authority to develop a DBE goal to cover three fiscal years. SCTA has developed a proposed DBE Goal for the three year period beginning October 1, 2015.
The three year period for the DBE Goal developed in 2015 ends on September 30, 2018. SCTA has developed a DBE goal to cover the next three federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2018. SCTA is proposing that its DBE goal for FFY 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be 7.8%. The 7.8% goal appears reasonable based on the information SCTA currently has access to on the ready, willing and able DBE firms available relative to all businesses ready, willing and able to participate in DOT-assisted contracts SCTA is projecting to advance. A copy of SCTA’s documentation for the development of the proposed DBE goal is for your review and information by clicking on the last link below. After your review of this information, comments or questions may be forwarded to email@example.com.
The documentation regarding the development of this proposed DBE goal is available by clicking the SCTA DBE Goal Documentation link below.