It is the policy of the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with STA funds. The STA and its employees shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in the award and administration of STA contracts. It is the intention of the STA to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to the STA’s construction, procurement and professional services activities.
The STA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and their Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26 (49 CFR 26).
DBE Requirements for RFPs
All projects receiving federal dollars must have DBE goals and comply with regulations set forth by Caltrans. On June 29, 2012, the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced major changes to the statewide DBE Program. As part of those changes, bidders/proposers should review the policies outlined in Caltrans Exhibits 10-I, “Notice to Bidders/Proposers DBE Information and 10-J”, “Standard Agreement for Subcontractor/DBE Participation”, in addition to the STA’s DBE Program which can be accessed through the following links:
Pursuant to the monitoring requirements outlined in Section XIV of the STA’s DBE Program (49 CFR 26.37), the bidder/proposer will be required to complete and submit Caltrans Exhibit 10-O1 and 10-O2, “Local Agency Proposer/Bidder-DBE (Consultant Contract) Information” with the award document, regardless of DBE participation, and Exhibit 17-F, “Final Report Utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises” with the completion of the contract. These Forms can be provided electronically upon request.
Required form at Time of Award:
Required Form at Time of Contract Completion: