DOT has released Official FAQs on DBE Program Regulations. These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations.
Should firms be certified as “regular dealers?” is a firm that acts as a regular dealer on one contract necessarily treated as a regular dealer on all contracts? Section 26.55(e)(2)-(3); 26.71(n); 26.73(a)
The counting rules say that to be a regular dealer, a supplier of bulk goods who supplements its own distribution equipment must do so by a long-term lease. how long is long-term? (Section 26.55(e)(2)(ii)(B))