Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
Goal Setting Methodology
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) prescribes its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and requirements for recipients of Federal funds from DOT in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 26 (Regulations). Specific instructions are found in Section 26.45 entitled “How do recipients set overall goals.”
As a recipient of DOT financial assistance via the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Golden Empire Transit District (GETD) has established a recommended overall DBE goal for FYs 2019-21 of 1% based on all FTA-assisted contracting funds anticipated to be awarded between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2021.
The goal is based on demonstrable evidence of the availability of ready, willing and able DBE’s relative to all businesses ready, willing and able to participate in our FTA-assisted contracts. The overall goal reflects GETD’s determination of the level of DBE participation expected to be achieved absent the effects of discrimination. GETD intends to meet this goal to the maximum extent feasible through race-neutral measures and does not intend to establish specific goals for any contracts unless needed.
We are seeking public comments on availability of DBE’s or non-DBE’s in GET’s market area. If you think the availability of DBE’s differ from our report, we want to know why that availability may differ from what is discussed in the report.
Please include the following information with your comments:
Name your business or organization
Comment regarding GET’s Methodology used to obtain the goal
The Goal Methodology report will be made available during regular business hours of 8:00am –5:00pm. Monday through Friday at GET’s office located at 1830 Golden State Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301. The DBE Program will be available for public review and comments for 30 days from May 22, 2018 through June 22, 2018. Any comments addressing the DBE Program may be e-mailed to Denise Sailes firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your written comments to the address the above or fax your comments to (661) 869-6394