CALTRANS Looking for 2016 Disparity Study Comments

Caltrans is looking for your comments on their 2016 Disparity Study to discuss options for setting Disadvantaged Enterprise goals. The study examines whether there are disparities between utilization of minority-owned/women-owned businesses and what might be expected based on their availability for transportation contracts. For more information, click here.

Guidance on Procedures for Submitting Good Faith Efforts Information on Design-Bid-Build Contracts

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of General Counsel has approved new guidance documents related to Procedures for Submitting Good Faith Efforts Information on Design-Bid-Build Contracts. This helps clarify how recipients must ensure that all contract bidders/offers submit DBE subcontractor information on design-bid-build contracts. To view this document, click here.

Participate in FHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

Participate in the The Federal Highway Administration’s Local Agency Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment. As FHWA revisits their strategic plan for their Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), your input is greatly valued in setting goals for their new strategic plan. To participate in the survey, click here.

Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Transit Interested in Diversity Programs and Goals

The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Transit recently hosted a Prime Time Business Networking event, that gave small businesses insight to certification and internal bidding processes.  Both agencies are interested in meeting targeted diversity goals, looking to offer around 10% of contract and procurement business to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. To find out more information, click here.

Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report

Check out the latest issue of the Mile Marker:  A Caltrans Performance Report. Find out how Caltrans is making improvements to our state highway system and how technology can help drastically cut water usage. Click here to read the report.  

Attend a Webinar on Required DBE Goals for FTA Subrecipients

Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 (49 CFR 26) establishes requirements for the use of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) on all federally-funded projects.  In October 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved a revised triennial DBE goal and methodology for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  This new DBE goal and methodology, which is different from …

NAICS code update for 2017

NAICS code update for 2017 The United States Census Bureau recently published its 2017 update to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This process is completed every five years and the official codeset is available at

USDOT Approves Separate Goals for Women and African American Businesses

On Jan. 19, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx approved a waiver of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to allow the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to provide group-specific race-conscious DBE contract goals for firms owned and controlled by women and African Americans. This was in response to the lack of participation of women and African Americans …