The Compliance Buzz

The Compliance Buzz is GCAP's blog dedicated to providing up to date content on all things compliance related including news, regulatory updates, and GCAP original content.

May 1, 2018

DBE Regulations – Official Questions and Answers

These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26, pertaining to the implementation of the Department’s disadvantaged […]
April 19, 2018

Three Plead Guilty to $200 Million Scheme

According to federal court documents, three more people have plead guilty in a case involving Brian Ganos Construction and Sonag Co. regarding a $200 million scheme. […]
March 26, 2018

Montana White-Owned Firm Claims Discrimination

Montana has paid $485,000 to settle claims that a disadvantaged business program discriminated against Mountain West Holding Co. for being too white and too rich. Read […]
March 22, 2018

Program Giving Contractors a Larger Role Shows Promise

Caltrans has implemented an alternative contract method aiming to bring contracting projects in on time and within budget. Accord to the Department’s annual report, this program […]
March 16, 2018

LA Metro’s New Program for Small, Disadvantaged, and Veteran-Owned Firms

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has implemented a one-year pilot program that will help small, disadvantaged, and veteran-owned firms secure sufficient bonding to work […]
February 17, 2018

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 […]
February 16, 2018

2018 ACCA National Training Institute

Registration is open for the 2018 National Training Institute! This event takes place from August 28, 2018 – September 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio at the […]
January 30, 2018

2018 Updates Released for LAPM and LAPG

2018 updates of the Local Assistance of Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) have been released by the Caltrans Division of Local […]
January 17, 2018

Changes in Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E Firms Contracting with Local Agencies

New processes have been implemented by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms contracting with local […]
November 24, 2017

Fall 2017 Issue of American DBE

Check out the Fall 2017 Issue of American DBE, a magazine dedicated to increasing the success and growth of diverse companies in the design, construction, and […]
November 8, 2017

Safe Harbor Rate Test and Evaluation Period Has Been Extended

The Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms  initiated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on July 1, […]
November 2, 2017

Century Steel Owner Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Fraud Scheme

Donald R. Taylor, the owner of Century Steel Company, plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States after conspiring with the owner of W.M.C.C. Inc. […]
October 30, 2017

FTA DBE Reports and Shortfall Analysis

With triennial and state reviews coming up in 2018, it is important to review the two most common findings that people miss when conducting their reviews: […]
October 20, 2017

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 […]
October 11, 2017

Disadvantaged Business Conference

The U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference is taking place on November 14, 2017 at Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles!  This is a […]