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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 adopt our DBE Goal setting Methodology. The annual public hearing will held on May 27, 2021 in the Sequoia Room at the Fresno COG office.  Remote attendees may dial in.


Phone: 1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 976 8949 7960

Passcode:  863127


In public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board will adopt  Resolution 2021-15 setting our three year DBE goal from October 2021 through September 2024. Fresno COG’s DBE records are on file in our office in Fresno at 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno Ca. 93721. Fresno COG will accept comments on the DBE program at any time. If you have any comments or questions regarding this process, please contact Les Beshears, Finance Director at 559 233-4148 Extension 209.


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.



Find NAICS code:



National Census Bureau County Business Patterns


Under the governor’s July 13 public health order, Fresno COG’s office is closed to the general public until further notice.

ONLY payments for Regional Transportation Mitigation Fees will be accepted and processed in person at the front counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Masks are required.

All Senior Scrip orders may be placed online at www.seniorscrip.org or by mail. For Senior Scrip questions, call 559-233-4148, Ext. 216.