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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)’s DBE regulations require state and local transportation agencies that receive U.S. DOT financial assistance to create and implement a DBE program and establish goals for the participation of disadvantaged entrepreneurs. The U.S. DOT defines DBEs as “for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations. African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.” To participate in the DBE program, a small business owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals must receive DBE certification from the relevant state.

The U.S. DOT’s DBE regulations are intended to “level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.” NCRTD is committed to meeting DOT’s DBE requirements and supporting DBEs, and therefore continually strives to improve its DBE Program.

NCRTD’s goal for DBE participation in federally assisted contracts for Fiscal Years 2021 to 2024 1.59%.

The full NCRTD DBE Program is accessible here: NCRTD DBE Program

A directory of certified DBEs in New Mexico is accessible here: NM DOT

Question or comments regarding the NCRTD DBE Program and related topics may be submitted to:

Emma Polhemus
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer
North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD)
1327 N. Riverside Dr.
Espanola, NM 87505
emmap@ncrtd.org
(505) 629-0023

For more information about becoming a certified DBE, please consult the following resources:

New Mexico Department of Transportation Transit and Rail Division

New Mexico Department of Transportation letter to applicant firms for the NMDOT DBE Program and applicant firms for the New Mexico Unified Certification Program

Uniform Certification Application for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

New Mexico Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Annual Affidavit for Certification