Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

DART is committed to ensuring that all persons have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DART contracts, helping to increase the number of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms and encouraging the participation of DBE firms in prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities. It is therefore the policy of the DART that DBE's shall have fair opportunity to compete for and participate on DART contracts and subcontracts, pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulation 49 CFR Part 26.
To become certified as DBE, a business must meet the eligibility standards established by the USDOT regulation 49 CFR Part 26. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) certifies businesses as DBE for the state of Iowa. For certification applications or additional information about the certification process, please contract the Iowa DOT's Office of Contracts, EEO Section, at 515-239-1422, email at DOT.Contracts@dot.state.ia.us or visit www.dot.state.ia.us/contracts/contracts_eeoaa.html
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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for FY2024-FY2026 (Spanish version)

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR, Part 26, hereby announces its FY 2024-2026 goal of 1.8% for DBE participation on Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assisted contracts, purchases, and services.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public review for the next 30 days during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the DART offices located at 620 Cherry Street in Des Moines, Iowa.

Written comments regarding the goal and the methodology used for developing it will be accepted for forty-give (45) days after publication of this notice.  For more information visit www.ridedart.com or contact Mike Tiedens, DART Grants Program Administrator at mtiedens@ridedart.com.

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