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  1. LYNX Blue Line Extension Pre-Proposal Meeting for Real Estate Services Requests for Proposals July 27, 2011

  2. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program(DBE)

  3. DBE Program • Purpose of the DBE Program • DBE Qualifications • Proposal Requirements • Good Faith Efforts (GFE)

  4. DBE Program Purpose • Ensures non-discrimination in the award and administration of federally-assisted contracts • Assists in the development of firms by leveling the playfield so that small minority firms may compete within the marketplace

  5. DBE Program Qualifications • Individual must own and control at least 51% of the business • Net worth must not exceed $750,000 • Business can not exceed SBA size standards • Majority owners must be US Citizens and part of a protected class (i.e. Hispanic, woman, Native American, etc.) • Past 3 years average annual sales can not exceed $22.41 million

  6. DBE Certification Application www.ncdot.org/business/ocs/dbe/ Call (919) 733-5616

  7. Bid Requirements (DBE) • Form D - Schedule of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation • must be completed and signed • Include all firms participating on the project (DBE & Non-DBE firms) • DBE firms must be certified by proposal due date to count toward DBE contract goal North Carolina UCP Database https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/vendor/directory

  8. Good Faith Efforts • Good Faith Efforts (GFE) • Should be submitted as part of the proposal package if total DBE Participation on Form D is less than specified DBE goals outlined in each RFP document • If DBE participation is verified to be less than the DBE goal and no GFE’s are submitted, proposer will be found to be unresponsive

  9. DBE Good Faith Efforts Examples • Soliciting interest from certified DBE’s • Actions at pre-proposal meeting • Advertising • Written request for quotes • Breaking up work into economically feasible units to facilitate DBE participation • Providing plans to interested DBE’s • Making efforts to assist DBE’s in obtaining necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or related services

  10. Additional Good Faith Efforts • Using minority, community groups, or contractor associations to aid in recruitment • Document evidence of GFE and negotiations. Include names, addresses, telephone numbers of DBE’s that were considered and evidence as to why agreements could not be reached

  11. Please submit all questions in writing to: Susana Vang, Contracts Manager Engineering & Property Management 600 East Fourth Street, 12th floor Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 336-3633 svang@ci.charlotte.nc.us