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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by MBEs in state and local procurement. DOT DBE regulations require state and local transportation agencies that receive DOT financial assistance, to establish goals for the participation of DBEs. Each DOT-assisted State and local transportation agency is required to establish annual DBE goals, and review the scopes of anticipated large prime contracts throughout the year and establish contract-specific DBE subcontracting goals.

Public Virtual Meeting on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for Fiscal Years 2021-2023

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) developed a fiscal year 2021-2023 DBE Goal required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and pursuant to the Federal regulation 49 CFR Part 26. The goal will be submitted to FTA prior to August 1, 2020. The RTA will host its annual public meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 as a virtual meeting at 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call 508-638-5934 for more information.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, ensure nondiscrimination in the award of U.S. DOT-assisted contracts and make efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs, as part of the RTA three-year DBE goal. Interested disadvantaged businesses and other business enterprises, public agencies, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Legal NoticeBROCKTON AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY – DBE Goal

5/30/2020 – Notice is hereby given that the Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goal in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations at 49 CFR Part 26.
BAT’s goal for DBE participation for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2023 shall be 2.5 percent of funds expended in U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contracts.
The goal, description of the methodology used to determine the goal, and BAT’s DBE Program Plan are available for inspection, by appointment, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the BAT office at 155 Court St., Brockton, MA 02302. The goal and Plan will be available for thirty (30) days following the date of this notice. Comments on the goal and Plan will be accepted for forty-five (45) days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments may be sent to BAT at the above address or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Volpe Center at 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.

CLICK HERE TO SEE BAT’S FEDERAL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM PLAN

CLICK HERE TO SEE BAT’S DBE GOAL SETTING METHODOLOGY

MassDOT has established a UCP for all recipients and individuals seeking to do business with transportation agencies as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).
CLICK HERE to be redirected to Massachusetts Unified Certification Program (UCP)