Public Notice: Disadvantaged Business Enterprises more
The Fresno Council of Governments (COG), 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. On June 25, 2015 in public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted Resolution 2015-15 setting our three year DBE goal from July 2015 through June 2018 at 15.65 percent. On June 30, 2016 in public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted Resolution 2016-12 adjusting the 2015-16 – 2017-18 DBE goal to 14.38%. On June 29, 2017, in public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board will adopt Resolution 2017-11 updating the three year goal. Fresno COG’s DBE records are on file in Fresno California, at 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201. Fresno COG will accept comments on the DBE program at any time. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Les Beshears, Finance Director at 559 233-4148 extension 209.
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.
OR ~ use this automatic submittal form (need to view pdf file to determine correct code first)
USDOT Tips on Goal Setting
FTA –Civil Rights Training Materials
County Business Patterns
OSDBU State DOT and DBE Program Sites
Caltrans Unified Certification Program CUCP