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DBE: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. DBEs are generally small firms owned and controlled minority or women. DBE Program. Required for FAA grants of $250,000 or more. Generally prepared by NDA. Must include: Policy statement Liaison officer DBE financial institutions

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dbe disadvantaged business enterprise program

DBE: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

DBEs are generally small firms owned and controlled minority or women.

dbe program
DBE Program
  • Required for FAA grants of $250,000 or more.
  • Generally prepared by NDA.
  • Must include:
    • Policy statement
    • Liaison officer
    • DBE financial institutions
    • Prompt payment clause
    • DBE directory
    • Monitoring and enforcement
dbe program overall goals
DBE Program: Overall Goals
  • The overall goal is % of contracts that will be completed by a DBE.
  • NDA can also prepare this.
  • NDA’s standard goal setting procedure:
    • A: count the DBE contractors in your area
    • B: count all contractors and subcontractors in the same area
    • Divide A by B to get % goal
dbe program contracts goals
DBE Program: Contracts Goals
  • Separate goals for construction & engineering contracts.
  • Total of all contracts should equal Overall Goal.
  • Individual Contract Goals will NOT be the same % as Overall Goal.
dbe program contract clauses
DBE Program: Contract Clauses
  • Required clauses to be included verbatim:
    • Nondiscrimination
    • Prompt Payment
    • Notice & Proposal requirements
    • Termination of DBE subcontract
    • Special Conditions
  • These Clauses are already in NDA’s sample documents.
dbe program bidders list
DBE Program: Bidders List
  • Required Components.
    • Firm name
    • Firm address
    • Firm’s status as DBE or non-DBE
    • Firm’s age
    • Firm’s annual gross receipts.
dbe program contract award
DBE Program: Contract Award
  • Two Questions to ask before award
  • 1. Did the bidder provide the following?
    • Names & addresses of DBE subcontractors
    • Description of DBE’s scope of work
    • Dollar amount of DBE subcontract
    • Bidder’s written commitment to use DBE
    • DBE’s written confirmation
    • If contract goal not met, good faith efforts.
  • 2. Did the bidder meet the goal or make a good faith effort to meet it?
dbe program counting dbe participation
DBE Program: Counting DBE Participation
  • Count only work done by DBE’s own forces.
  • DBE must perform a commercially useful function.
  • DBE trucker can not lease from non-DBE firm.
  • Material & supplies generally count 60%.
dbe program monitoring
DBE Program: Monitoring
  • Monitor prompt payment of primes to subs.
  • Monitor that the DBE subs originally proposed are on the job. If not, changes must have airport/FAA approval.
  • Monitor that the DBE subs perform work that counts as participation.
dbe program final results
DBE Program: Final Results
  • NDA/FAA form to verify that DBEs have been paid and calculate actual DBE achievements.
  • If DBEs used on contracts without a goal, keep a record of this.
  • Complete FAA’s annual survey.
dbe program unified certification
DBE Program: Unified Certification
  • By March 2002, Dept. of Roads, airports and possibly a few cities must agree to ONE combined certification program.
dbe program sample program
DBE Program: Sample Program
  • NDA has sample program to meet all these requirements.
  • Insert Sponsor’s name and DBELO.
  • Add Appendix A: Organizational Chart.
  • Add Appendix B: Overall DBE Goal.