SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
SunLine Transit Agency (SunLine) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. SunLine has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, SunLine has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the guiding principle of SunLine to ensure DBEs that are defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. SunLine will also:
Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT - assisted contracts;
Create a level playing filed on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
Ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
Remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
The SunLine Procurement Officer has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity, the Procurement Officer is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the SunLine in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
If you would like further information regarding SunLine’s DBE Program including information on DBE Certification please contact:
SunLine Transit Agency