Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

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Public Notice:  Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

The Fresno Council of Governments, in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, adopts a triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal to apply  in Fresno COG awarded contracts funded with federal or state grants.  Fresno COG maintains a data base of consultants, including certified DBE’s, willing and able to participate in our procurement process for specialized transportation planning studies as appropriated in our annual adopted Overall Work Program and Budget.  We notify consultants registered in this data base of specific consulting opportunities through issuance of Request for Proposal.  We also notice and convene an annual public hearing to set our DBE Goal setting Methodology.  A public hearing was held on May 27, 2021 whereas the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted Resolution 2021-15 setting our three year DBE goal from October 2021 through September 2024 at 7.14 percent. Fresno COG’s DBE records are on file in our office in Fresno at 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno Ca. 93721. If you have any comments or questions regarding this process, please contact Les Beshears, Finance Director at 559 233-4148 Extension 209.

2021-15 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

Fresno COG 2019 – 2021 DBE Program Submittal

Fresno COG Adopted DBE Program

2018-19 DBE Public Notice

2019-20 DBE Public Notice


Consultant Database Information Sheet

Each year we request certain information from consultants when compiling a bidders list. However, providing this information to us is optional on your part.


Fresno COG maintains a race neutral DBE program in compliance with 49 CFR Part 26. Recently the Federal Highway Administration and State Department of Transportation issued revised guidance concerning our DBE program pursuant to a Disparity Study that found six groups presumed to be disadvantaged are underutilized as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR part 26. The six underutilized groups are African American, Asian Pacific American, Native American, Women, Hispanic males and Subcontinent Asian males (Indian).


We have added a field to our database for NAICS CODE per new federal regulations. If your code is anything other than #541 – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, please fill in the field. Otherwise we will assume it’s #541.


Firms wishing to be added to the Fresno COG regional contractor/DBE database use this pdf form (includes explanations)

OR ~ use this automatic submittal form (need to view pdf file to determine correct code first)


Sign up to be added to the Fresno COG Consultant database


Firms wishing to register as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and appear in the state wide database can do this through the California Unified Certification Program CUCP.



Firms wishing to find Certified Disadvantaged Business Firms registered in the State database click here.



Listing of other certifying CUCP agencies.



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National Census Bureau County Business Patterns