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.

August 2, 2021

Alternative Delivery Methods and DBE Goals

The Transportation Research Record published a paper, entitled “Public–Private Partnership and Social Equity: An Empirical Study of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.” The paper examined the […]
July 29, 2021

New York Painting Contractor Settles DBE Fraud Allegations

On July 12, 2021, Spectrum Painting Corp. (Spectrum), entered into a civil settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. […]
July 27, 2021

Members of Congress urge Transportation Department to support FRA business program

Transportation Today released an article on the support of a DBE program within the Federal Railroad Administration. “A total of 58 members of the U.S. House […]
June 30, 2021

SANDAG Bench Program Featured in American DBE Magazine

American DBE Magazine recently featured the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Equity Plan and Bench program in an article highlighting how they have been able […]
June 14, 2021

$692K DBE Fraud Settlement The Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project

Defendants Repeatedly Failed to Disclose That a Non-DBE Subcontractor Performed Work Exclusively Attributed to Their DBE The United States filed and settled a civil fraud lawsuit […]
May 28, 2021

U.S. DOT Requesting Comments on Programs and Policies that Perpetuate Systemic Barriers

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” (Equity E.O.). Through the […]
May 24, 2021

U.S. DOT Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced expanded construction hiring and workforce development pilot programs to be managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal […]
May 14, 2021

Navigating DBE & LC Interviews During a Pandemic

Jaime Buda (Business Development Manager) sits down with Edward Salcedo (President) and Sylvia Linn (Vice President) to discuss the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on […]
April 20, 2021

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 […]
April 9, 2021

FAA Launches New Prompt Payment Complaint Reporting Module

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 instituted a requirement for recipients to report covered prompt payment complaints to the FAA Office of Civil Rights. The FAA […]
March 9, 2021

NEW CUCP Online Certification System

On March 8, 2021, the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) announced the new California Unified Certification Program Certification Application System: The CUCP certification application system […]
March 4, 2021

Caltrans 2021 Statewide DBE Summit

Caltrans is hosting a webinar on March 30, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. This webinar will provide information to public works subcontractors, contractors, suppliers and consultants […]
February 11, 2021

New Online Dashboard Shows Diversity of High-Speed Rail Small Businesses Program

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has launched a new online dashboard that tracks Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), which include women- and minority-owned small businesses participating […]
February 4, 2021

Office of Civil Rights Survey for Small, Disadvantaged or Disabled Veteran Businesses

The Caltrans Office of Civil Rights issued a survey for Small, Disadvantaged or Disabled Veteran Businesses to learn about obstacles and barriers these businesses face in […]
February 3, 2021

New Caltrans Exhibit 9-F Due Monthly

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance released the 2021 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) on January 4, 2021. In addition to numerous minor revisions, the LAPM […]