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LYNX Blue Line Extension. Pre-Proposal Meeting for Real Estate Services Requests for Proposals. July 27, 2011. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). DBE Program. Purpose of the DBE Program DBE Qualifications Proposal Requirements Good Faith Efforts (GFE). DBE Program Purpose.

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Lynx blue line extension

LYNX Blue Line Extension

Pre-Proposal Meeting for Real Estate Services Requests for Proposals

July 27, 2011

Dbe program
DBE Program

  • Purpose of the DBE Program

  • DBE Qualifications

  • Proposal Requirements

  • Good Faith Efforts (GFE)

Dbe program purpose
DBE Program Purpose

  • Ensures non-discrimination in the award and administration of federally-assisted contracts

  • Assists in the development of firms by leveling the playfield so that small minority firms may compete within the marketplace

Dbe program qualifications
DBE Program Qualifications

  • Individual must own and control at least 51% of the business

  • Net worth must not exceed $750,000

  • Business can not exceed SBA size standards

  • Majority owners must be US Citizens and part of a protected class (i.e. Hispanic, woman, Native American, etc.)

  • Past 3 years average annual sales can not exceed $22.41 million

Dbe certification application
DBE Certification Application

Call (919) 733-5616

Bid requirements dbe
Bid Requirements (DBE)

  • Form D - Schedule of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation

    • must be completed and signed

    • Include all firms participating on the project (DBE & Non-DBE firms)

    • DBE firms must be certified by proposal due date to count toward DBE contract goal

      North Carolina UCP Database

Good faith efforts
Good Faith Efforts

  • Good Faith Efforts (GFE)

    • Should be submitted as part of the proposal package if total DBE Participation on Form D is less than specified DBE goals outlined in each RFP document

  • If DBE participation is verified to be less than the DBE goal and no GFE’s are submitted, proposer will be found to be unresponsive

Dbe good faith efforts examples
DBE Good Faith Efforts Examples

  • Soliciting interest from certified DBE’s

    • Actions at pre-proposal meeting

    • Advertising

    • Written request for quotes

  • Breaking up work into economically feasible units to facilitate DBE participation

  • Providing plans to interested DBE’s

  • Making efforts to assist DBE’s in obtaining necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or related services

Additional good faith efforts
Additional Good Faith Efforts

  • Using minority, community groups, or contractor associations to aid in recruitment

  • Document evidence of GFE and negotiations. Include names, addresses, telephone numbers of DBE’s that were considered and evidence as to why agreements could not be reached

Please submit all questions in writing to

Please submit all questions in writing to:

Susana Vang, Contracts Manager

Engineering & Property Management

600 East Fourth Street, 12th floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 336-3633