FY 2017 to FY 2019 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL
COMMENT PERIOD – AUGUST 22, 2018 to OCTOBER 10, 2018
Notice is hereby given that the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) has established their proposed (FY) 2017 (2016/2017) to (FY) 2019 (2018/2019) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goal for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assisted contracting opportunities to be set at seven percent (7%). In conformance with implementing regulation 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26, as amended, the Central Midlands Council of Governments has developed their proposed DBE goal based on federal regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and intends to submit to FTA a program goal of 7% for DBE participation in CMCOG contract activities.
The purpose of this notice is to afford certified DBEs, the public, general contractor groups, minorities, and woman’s organizations an opportunity to participate and comment on the FY 2017 to FY 2019 DBE Goal. CMCOG DBE Program proposed goal and methodology may be reviewed for 45 days starting with the first day of publication of this notice during normal business hours from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. Those interested can view or receive a copy of the FY 2017 – FY 2019 DBE Goal at 236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 or on our website at www.centralmidlands.org. Written comments can be submitted to the CMCOG at the address above or emailed to [email protected]. Written comments will be accepted until October 10, 2018.
For more information about the proposed FY 2017 to FY 2019 DBE goal setting process and the proposed DBE Goal, please contact Reginald Simmons, Deputy Executive Director/Transportation Director, CMCOG, at 803-376-5390 or by email at [email protected]; or you may contact Mrs. Doretha Foster, Region IV Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Office of Civil Rights, by phone at (404) 865-5633, by e-mail at [email protected], by mail at 230 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, or by fax at (404) 865-5605.
All written comments received shall, as applicable, be made a part of the CMCOG records of public in-put. Please be advised that if no comments are received and/or if no additional changes have been made, then as amended, this document will be published as the final document.
DBE Program Assessment Survey:
The COATS MPO is committed to its DBE Program. To help us determine what services would increase the participation of DBE firms in federal-aid contracts we have developed the DBE Program Assessment Survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey, which can be found at the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BB9LRT.