DBE/ACDBE NPRM Comment Period Extended

Today the Department issued a 6-week extension for stakeholders to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking NPRM issued on July 21, 2022. We encourage you to read the NPRM, paperwork burden estimates, and the Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) in full and provide any comments by October 31, 2022. If you would like to learn more about the rulemaking process and view the recordings of our recent NPRM outreach sessions,...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Webinar hosted by FAA Small Business Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Small Business Program Office is hosting a third webinar about areas of opportunities related to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) on Monday, September 12, 2022 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Eastern Time. This virtual event is targeted for small business and small disadvantaged business firms interested in FAA contracting and subcontracting opportunities in areas of infrastructure supporting...

Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Oversight Monitoring Review

The Caltrans Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Division of Local Assistance (DLA) are partnering to complete a virtual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Oversight Monitoring review. The oversight review is required under Section 26.37(a) of Part 26 within Title 49 in the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 26.37(a)), which states in part: “You [Caltrans] must implement appropriate mechanisms to ensure compliance...

Finding the Ability to Accumulate Substantial Wealth- Proposed Changes to Federal DBE Program

Preliminary Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program regulations. This blog is part of a series looking at some of the significant proposed changes. A copy of all of the proposed changes can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/21/2022-14586/disadvantaged-business-enterprise-and-airport-concession-disadvantaged-business-enterprise-program. Among the many potential changes announced by the U.S. Department...

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Equity And Economic Opportunity Through Federal Procurement And State And Local Infrastructure Contracting

Administration Announces Record Contract Spending on Small Disadvantaged Businesses and New Steps to Create Contracting Opportunities for Disadvantaged Businesses through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  The Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the world, spending roughly $600 billion each year. Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law , states, territories, Tribes, cities, and local authorities will...

USDOT DBE/ACDBE NPRM

The Department is conducting outreach sessions to present proposed changes to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE program announced on July 21, 2022. NPRM Public Meeting for Tribal LeadersWednesday July 27, 2022 from 1:00– 3:00 PM ESTView Recording NPRM Overview SessionFriday July 29, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM ESTRegistration Link  NPRM Public Meeting – CertificationThursday August...

DBE & ACDBE Updated Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated the guidance for DBE & ACDBE Programs during COVID-19. The following areas have been updated: DBE Overall Goal Methodology Public Participation Requirements Good Faith Efforts Reconsideration ProcessTerminations/Substitutions of DBEs and ACDBEs or Partial TerminationNotarized StatementsOn-Site Visits Interstate Certifications Decertification HearingsSummary SuspensionAppeal Instructions and Recipient Records Read the entire memorandum here: DBE Program Flexibilities...

SANDAG Develops Magazine Highlighting DBE/SBE Program Success on the Mid-Coast Trolley Mega-Project

GCAP Services, Inc. is proud to have provided tremendous support to SANDAG in creating and developing their first-ever magazine publication featuring the success of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business (SB) Program on the Mid-Coast Trolley mega-project. SANDAG highlighted DBE firms that performed work on the project, which had a significant impact on the growth of their emerging...

USDOT Info Session on Transportation Equity

On May 25, from 2pm ET – 3pm ET, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a virtual Info Session on Transportation Equity. Register here. Done right, equitable transportation policy can help level the playing field. It can transform economies, connect people to opportunity and empower underserved communities to build generational wealth for the future. During this event, you will hear from...