FRA Disparity Study

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is conducting a first of its kind nationwide small, minority-owned and woman-owned business disparity study, seeking to determine whether the playing field is level for firms aspiring to win subcontracts from grantees receiving Federal funds administered by the agency. The FRA commissioned a Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business to report to Congress …

American DBE Magazine Summer 2020 Edition

The Summer 2020 edition of American DBE magazine includes a variety of articles related to the implementation and administration of the DBE program and includes best practices and thought-provoking discourse on industry challenges. Of particular note are the following articles: Program Spotlight | Disparity Studies Provide Evidence to Confirm Contracting Inequalities: Remembering the Impact of Atlanta’s First Disparity Study on …

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.

MBDA Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies [2].The report, which spotlights disparities in state and local government contracting between minority-owned and nonminority-owned business enterprises, provides an in-depth …

MBDA Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms PR Newswire January 18, 2017 WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, ContractingBarriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies. The report, which spotlights disparities in state and local government …

CALTRANS OVERALL DBE GOAL & METHODOLOGY and WAIVER REQUEST PUBLIC MEETINGS

WHAT IS CALTRANS’ OVERALL DBE GOAL & METHODOLOGY? Addresses potential discrimination against DBE firms in the award and administration of Federal Highway Administration-funded projects through the use of race-conscious and race-neutral measures. Determines the percentage of contract dollars that DBE firms would be expected to earn absent the effects of discrimination. Bases overall DBE goal methodology on results from Caltrans’ …

John Wayne Airport Launches DBE Disparity Study

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA) is conducting a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Disparity Study that will examine the procurement of services and products, subcontracting participation of prime contractors/service providers who do business with JWA, and anecdotal evidence collected from a broad cross section of firms doing business, or interested in doing business, with JWA. JWA has contracted with MGT …

Caltrans Public Forums

The California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) 2015 Availability and Disparity Study (Study) needs YOUR input!   The Study is being conducted to determine whether there is evidence of discrimination, or its effects, in California’s transportation contracting industry. PublicMeetingsFlyer_FINAL We want to hear about : Your experiences doing business in the local transportation contracting marketplace and working with Caltrans and local …