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Unitrans has established a Proposed Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 1.0%, for Federal Fiscal Years 2018-2020. The DBE Goal is applicable to DOT-(FTA) assisted contracting opportunities scheduled to be awarded during the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2020. Unitrans’ Proposed Overall DBE Goal and its rationale (developed in response to U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulations published under Title 49 CFR Part 26) were posted on July 1, 2017 and became final on August 1, 2017.

It is the policy of the University of California, working through ASUCD-Unitrans, and the United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) that Disadvantaged  Business  Enterprises  (“DBE’s”),  as  defined  in  the  Federal  regulations published at 49 C.F.R. part 26, shall have an equal opportunity to participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also the policy of the University to:

  1. Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  2. Create a level playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. Ensure that the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 C.F.R. part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBE’s;
  5. Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
  6. To promote the use of DBEs in all types of federally assisted contracts and procurement activities; and
  7. Assist in the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program.

Questions regarding Unitrans’ DBE Program and its implementation may be directed to:

Teri Sheets, Assistant General Manager-Administration & DBE Liaison Officer, 1 Shields Ave, 5 South Hall, Davis CA 95616, or by email at agma@unitrans.ucdavis.edu.