We want your feedback on DBE goals at UTA.
UTA wants your input as we finalize our 3-year goal for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. We would like to engage with small businesses that may qualify as a DBE or who are currently involved in UTA contract opportunities to set a 3-year goal to determine what percentage of the funds received from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) should go towards DBEs. We're looking for feedback from small businesses, advocates, community-based organizations, and any others who are interested.
UTA is proposing 7% of the contracts made with federal funds during the years 2021-2023 go to certified DBE businesses. This goal was determined by reviewing upcoming projects at UTA and contracts during those years and then calculating what percent of the work equitably should be performed by DBEs. This new draft goal is a 1% increase from our previous 3-year goal. UTA plans to achieve this goal through direct contracting of goods and services with DBEs or through DBE subcontracts made by non-DBE contractors working with UTA.
Learn more about DBE here.
Contact Andrew Gray, UTA's DBE Liaison Officer directly at DBELO@rideuta.com or 801-287-3533 for more information or to schedule a virtual or phone discussion.