Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
DBE PROGRAM POLICY STATEMENT (Updated)
Section 26.1, 26.23 Objectives Policy Statement
The City of Colorado Springs has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The City of Colorado Springs has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the City of Colorado Springs has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the City of
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing filed on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
- To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
- To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
- To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
The Procurement Services Manager has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity, the Procurement Services Manager is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the City of
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