DBE and Labor Compliance
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM
Metrolink administers a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26: Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Programs, as a condition of financial assistance agreements with the DOT. Click here to view Metrolink's DBE Program Policy Statement.
Metrolink recently received DOT/FTA and Metrolink Board approval to re-instate race-conscious DBE Program elements, including contract-specific DBE goals, on Metrolink’s FTA-assisted contracts and procurements. Metrolink will utilize both race-conscious and race-neutral measures to endeavor to meet its ten percent (10%) overall DBE goal. On contracts and procurements with a DBE contract goal, prime bidders/proposers will have to demonstrate their commitment to meet the established contract goal OR submit an adequate Good Faith Effort (GFE), for their bid or proposal to be deemed responsive to DBE Program requirements.
Click here to view the race-conscious approval letter received from the FTA.
To participate in Metrolink's DOT-assisted contracting opportunities and DBE Program, firms must first complete their online bidder/vendor registration. To receive DBE credit on a Metrolink contract, firms must obtain their DBE certification from a California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) certifying member agency and be certified in the NAICS code applicable to the contract scope of work. For more information about NAICS codes, visit www.naics.com.
If you are not DBE certified but believe that you may be eligible, log on to the CUCP website at www.californiaucp.org to download an application form and obtain information regarding where to send your DBE application.
Complete DBE Program requirements are contained in our Invitations to Bid (IFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as well as in sample contract documents included in IFBs and RFPs.
If you are a prime bidder/proposer seeking CUCP-certified DBEs for SCRRA teaming opportunities, log on to www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/find_certified.htm to access the CUCP online DBE directory. Click here for step-by-step instructions for navigating through the DBE directory and conducting a DBE query.
FFY 2016-2018 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL FOR FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) ASSISTED CONTRACTS
In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26 and as a condition of federal financial assistance agreements with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), SCRRA administers a DBE Program in support of contracts and procurements assisted with FTA dollars.
SCRRA has developed a proposed overall (triennial) DBE goal for the three federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2018. The goal has been calculated at TEN PERCENT (10%), and was developed using DOT-approved goal-setting methodology as described in 49 CFR 26.45.
In accordance with 49 CFR 26.45 and as part of the public participation process, SCRRA has distributed its goal and methodology to 180+ local/ethnic chambers of commerce and other business/community based organizations dedicated to assisting and growing small and disadvantaged businesses. SCRRA held meetings on Thursday, July 2, 2015 and Thursday, July 9, 2015, to provide organization representatives with the opportunity to learn about the goal-setting process and provide feedback and comments. The proposed 10% goal was also advertised via Public Notice, in general circulation publications. Click here to view the Public Notice.
Click here to view the goal calculation and methodology.
LABOR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Metrolink’s Labor Compliance Team implements the organization’s policy pursuant to prevailing wage and other labor compliance requirements applicable to State- and federally-assisted public works contracts.
Metrolink also administers its State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)-approved Labor Compliance Program (LCP), which applies to State bond-assisted and design-build public works contracts. Click here to view a copy of Metrolink's LCP approval letter from the DIR.
LCP requirements are defined in Metrolink's policies, bid specifications, and contract provisions. The LCP is applicable to all public works contracts which are designated as requiring payment of prevailing wages.
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