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 14th Street, Sacramento, California.
The proposed overall DBE goal for federal fiscal years 2016-2018 is 12.5 percent for FHWA-funded projects. Caltrans used information from its 2012 Availability and Disparity Study (Study) as well as current contract data to establish its 2016-2018 overall DBE goal. The Study is available on the OBEO website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/docs/2012_Caltrans_Availability_and_Disparity_Study_Final.pdf.