Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO)

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Disparity Study Report

Goal and Methodology

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The DBE program ensures that federally assisted contracts for highway, transit and aviation projects are made available for small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The program is administered by the three modal administrations (i.e., FHWA, FTA, and FAA) with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) maintaining a significant stewardship role for the program. Implementation of the DBE program is guided by USDOT regulations found at 49 CFR Part 26 (Part 23 for airport concessions).

Caltrans Responsibilities
Caltrans is required by the federal government to set an overall DBE goal that they must either meet, or show that they used good faith efforts to meet, annually. This goal is in the form of a percentage of federal funds apportioned annually and is calculated based upon the relative availability of DBE firms as compared to all firms in the relevant geographic market area.

Resources
2016 FHWA Memorandum on Goal Setting
2015 FHWA Memorandum on Goal Setting
2013 FHWA Memorandum on Goal Setting
US DOT Tips for Goal Setting

 


Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
Office of Business & Economic Opportunity
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

General Information:

Phone: 916-324-0449
Fax: 916-324-1949
TTY: 711

DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO) & Small Business Advocate:

Name: Janice Salais
Email: smallbusinessadvocate@dot.ca.gov

DBE Certification Assistance:

Name: MaryLee Miglino or Curtis Williams
Email: DBE.Certification@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1700

Title VI:

Name: Glenda Collins
Email: Title.VI@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8379

ADA Statewide Coordinator:

Name: David Gonzales
Email: ADA.Compliance.Office@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1058

DBE Compliance:

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: DBE.Compliance@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

DVBE Compliance:

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: DVBE.Compliance@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

DBE Supportive Services:

Name: Bill Grimaldi
Email: William.Grimaldi@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1012

OJT Supportive Services:

Name: Bill Grimaldi
Email: William.Grimaldi@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1012

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI):

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: NSTI@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

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