Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
TTD is a recipient of federal financial assistance and must administer a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of TTD to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and to ensure that DBE’s and SBE’s, as defined in Part 23 and 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is our policy to:
- Ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts;
- Create a level playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly for DOT assisted contracts;
- Ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable regulations and law;
- Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBE’s;
- Help remove barriers to the participation of DBE’s in DOT assisted contracts;
- Assist the development of DBE firms so that they can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.
TTD’s proposed DBE triennial goal methodology for 2021-2023 supports an overall goal of 3.1%. View the proposed goal and methodology here. Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments by October 30, 2020 to Judi Allen, DBE Liaison Officer, by mail or e-mail (see below) or to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region IX, 201 Mission St., Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94150. A virtual open house will be held via Zoom on October 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Stop by here – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87684301419 to comment or ask questions.
TTD encourages qualified women and/or minority-owned small businesses to consider applying for DBE certification, either through Nevada Department of Transportation or California Department of Transportation. For more information regarding DBE certification, please go to:
|California Department of Transportation |
Office of Business and Economic Opportunity
DBE Program – Certification Unit
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 324-1700 / (866) 810-6346
|Nevada Department of Transportation|
External Civil Rights Division
3014 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Small businesses may want to consider visiting to the Small Business Administration for business development assistance and SBA Bonding Assistance Programs for assistance in overcoming limitations, such as inability to obtain bonding or financing:
|Sacramento District Office|
6501 Sylvan Road, Suite 100
Citrus Heights, CA
|Carson City District Office|
111 West Proctor Street, Suite 38
Carson City, NV
Or the Small Business Development Centers.
In addtion, NDOT has a number of community partners that may be of assistance listed on their website here. There is also the Nevada Resource Center which assists DBE’s. In California, the California Capital Financial Development Corporation may be of assistance.
To view TTD’s current contracting opportunities, please click here.
For more information or to be added to TTD’s Bidder List, please contact:
DBE Liaison Officer
Tahoe Transportation District
P.O. Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Email Address: email@example.com