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.

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 […]
January 27, 2021

DBE CUF Consequences

Connecticut Contractor Agrees To Pay $3.2 Million To Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigation On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut […]
December 14, 2020

DBE Gross Receipts Increased to $26.9M

The US Department of Transportation issued a ruling today that increases the DBE size standard to $26.29M, effective January 13, 2021, for FTA and FHWA funded […]
November 26, 2020

Updated DBE & ACDBE Program Guidance During COVID-19

The US Department of Transportation released guidance documents addressing DBE and ACDBE program requirements during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on March 24, 2020 and April […]
October 2, 2020

Navigating DBE & LC Interviews During a Pandemic

The GCAP team recently conducted an internal interview discussing jobsite interviews during COVID-19. The past year has posed many challenges but our team has remained flexible […]
September 25, 2020

Certification Extensions Issued by CA Office of Small and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services

On September 25, 2020 the State of California Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services issued extensions for SB and DVBE certifications.
September 18, 2020

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance (DLA) Title VI Requirements Change

Effective immediately, all local agencies are required to insert the clause from Appendix E of the Title VI Assurance in each federal-aid contract. There is a […]
September 16, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Certifications

Navigating the world of certifications can be very daunting. If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, please click here to check out our latest […]
September 15, 2020

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance (DLA) DBE Procedure Updates

On September 4, 2020 the DLA office issued Office Bulletin 20-04 to provide several updates to DBE procedures for LAPM Chapter 9 and related exhibits. Click […]
September 3, 2020

Wisconsin Accountant Sentenced in Disadvantaged Business Fraud Scheme

On August 19, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin sentenced Mark F. Spindler to 3 months’ incarceration, 36 months’ supervised release, […]
August 17, 2020

American DBE Magazine Summer 2020 Edition

The Summer 2020 edition of American DBE magazine includes a variety of articles related to the implementation and administration of the DBE program and includes best […]
July 28, 2020

USDOT Announces $11.2M in Grants for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program […]
July 24, 2020

The Invest in America Act and its Impact on the USDOT DBE Program

Colette Holt, Colette Holt & Associates The new “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America” Act (“Invest in America Act”), […]