Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


DBE Program Policy Statement and Program Objectives (§26.1, 26.23)

Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (ECCTA) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the DOT, ECCTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of ECCTA to ensure that DBEs, as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. The objectives of the DBE Program include:

1. Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;

2. Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;

3. Ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;

4. Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;

5. Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and

6. Adhere to the adopted ECCTA purchasing policy principles throughout all aspects of the DBE Program.

ECCTA’s Executive Assistant has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO). In that capacity, the Executive Assistant is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program has the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by ECCTA in its financial assistance agreements with the DOT.

ECCTA has disseminated this policy statement to its Board of Directors and to all departments of its organization. This policy statement is disseminated to members of the DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform or are interested in performing work on ECCTA’s DOT-assisted contracts. The policy statement is on the Tri Delta Transit website at www.trideltatransit.com/business.aspx. Questions regarding ECCTA’s DBE Program should be addressed to DBE Liaison Officer, 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509, fax 925-757-2530, telephone 925-754-6622, email civilrights@eccta.org.

DBE Goals

ECCTA establishes an overall goal for the participation of DBEs in contracting opportunities that are expected to receive federal financial assistance.

DBE and SBE Resources

Business Outreach/Events

  • Meet the Buyers Procurement Forum-8/9/19 (flyer)
    Small and disadvantaged businesses were able to connect with procurement staff from various participating government entities, transit and transportation agencies. ECCTA (Tri Delta Transit) staff was available to discuss its upcoming procurement opportunities as well as its revised proposed DBE goal.
  • DBE Certification Workshop-7/25/19 (flyer)
    This free workshop encouraged Small, Minority and Women-Owned businesses to become certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms.
  • DBE Certification Workshop hosted by Caltrans - 6/13/19 (flyer) The DBE Certification workshop included a review of the DBE certification application, processing requirements and expectations, and DBE program benefits.
  • 2019 NorCal Procurement Expo – 5/31/19 (flyer)
  • Tri Delta Transit was an exhibitor at the 2019 NorCal Procurement Expo in San Ramon, CA. Small and diverse businesses had the opportunity to connect with local, state, and federal agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners at this event.

  • Business Outreach Committee Public Participation Meeting- 4/2/19 (flyer) Tri Delta Transit, a member of the Business Outreach Committee, participated in the Public Participation Meeting on April 2, 2019 in Oakland, CA.