It is NCTD’s policy to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), as defined in 49 CFR Part 26 (Code of Federal Regulations), have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in Department of Transportation (DOT) assisted contracts. As of October 1, 2019, NCTD has established an overall DBE goal of 4.2% for federally-funded contracts to be awarded by NCTD. Should you wish to receive additional information about NCTD’s DBE Program or have additional questions, please contact NCTD’s DBE Liaison Officer, Bradley Saran, at email@example.com or (760) 966-6631.
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2019 San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) Disparity Study
NCTD and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) have retained BBC Research & Consulting (BBC) to conduct a disparity study that will provide information to help NCTD and SANDAG refine their implementations of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The study will assess whether minority- and woman-owned businesses face any barriers as part of agencies’ contracting processes. The study kicked off was in April 2019 and is expected to be completed in early 2020.
For an overview of the disparity study, including frequently asked questions, events, disparity study documents, and contact information, click here. For details about the disparity study timeline, click here. To access the 2019 SANDAG and NCTD Disparity Study Project Initiation Presentation, click here.
Helpful Business Links
The Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity provides businesses with resources and materials to assist them in becoming a certified firm, finding advertised contracts, working with Caltrans, upcoming events, and more.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also provides resources and materials to help aspiring and current small business owners help with loans, investment capital, bonds, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.