Caltrans LAPM 2017 Edition

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. Each annual release will have …

Caltrans DBE Contract Goal Setting

One aspect of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program that we receive inquiries about is contract goal setting. To help understand the task better, we’ve put together this video to help explain how to calculate a DBE goal for your Local Assistance projects. In the video, we use an example to demonstrate the seven steps to use when setting DBE …

Caltrans Continues Review of DBE Contract Goal-Setting & GFE

As many of you are aware, Office Bulletin 14-06: Review of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contract Goals and Good Faith Efforts Pilot Study was originally issued September 24, 2014. As a Pilot Study, the bulletin established a policy for HQ review of the DBE goal setting process and Good Faith Effort review for local agency construction contracts greater than …

DOT’s 10 Tips for DBE Contract Recipients

The DOT has published 10 Tips for DOT DBE Contract Recipients. The following is a summary of these tips. 1. Take advantage of the Sample Program We have put a sample program document on our web site. This provides a model you can (but are not required to) use for the document, which may save you time in creating your …

Caltrans FFY2016-2018 DBE Goal Methodology Approved by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as reviewed and approved the DBE Goal Methodology submitted by Caltrans for FFY 2016-2018.  Caltrans submitted an overall goal of 12.5%, of which it projects that it will meet 3% through race- and gender- neutral measures and 9.5% through race- and gender- conscious measures.  

Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods

The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 481: Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods synthesizes current practices and challenges that state departments of transportation (DOTs) face as they set and monitor the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goals on design-build and other alternative delivery …

Caltrans FHWA Triennial DBE Goal and Methodology 2016-2018

Caltrans has released its overall annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal and methodology for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is seeking public comments. Caltrans’ 2016-2018 overall DBE goal and methodology will be posted for 30 days at www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep.  A copy will also be available during regular business hours at the Office of Business and Economic Opportunity OBEO, located at 1823 …

Caltrans Public Meeting on FTA Goals

Caltrans is hosting public meetings to allow contractors to provide input on proposed DBE goal on FTA-funded projects for Fiscal Years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2019, and 2018-2019. Caltrans’ DBE participation goal is 6.95%. Caltrans projects that it will be able to meet 4.0% of its DBE goal through race- and gender neutral measures. The remaining 2.95% will be achieved through the use of …

DBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal- Caltrans District 3

This half-day Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) training is being provided by Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) to help local agencies understand how to set and meet their DBE goals on federally-funded projects. Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Session #1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session #2: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Caltrans District 3 703 B …