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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DOT’s DBE Program seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for monitoring FTA recipients' DBE programs and ensuring their compliance with DOT's DBE regulations found at 49 CFR Part 26.

DBE Reporting Requirements

Uniform Reports

The 2014 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulations require FTA recipients and transit vehicle manufacturers (TVMs) to use the new semi-annual Uniform Report (located at 49 CFR Part 26, Appendix B). Guidance on completing the ongoing payments portion of the Uniform Report can be found here.

TVMs should submit this report via e-mail following instructions on the TVM page.

Transit Vehicle Award Reports

The 2014 DBE regulation updates now require FTA recipients to report transit vehicle procurement awards. Effective November 2014, FTA recipients are required to submit, within 30 days of making an award, the name of the successful bidder and the total dollar value of the contract. Remember, only eligible TVMs may bid on FTA-assisted transit vehicle procurements.

Recipients must use the online Transit Vehicle Award Reporting Form to report the required information on transit vehicle procurement awards. For more information on the TVM program requirements, please refer to the TVM webpage. The link to the electronic reporting form may also be found on the list of eligible TVMs.

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Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017
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