Caltrans administers federal-aid funds that the County receives for road and bridge improvement projects, and is required under 49 CFR, Part 26 to administer a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The Caltrans DBE Program is intended to remedy past and current discrimination against DBEs, ensure a level playing field, and foster equal opportunity in federal-aid contracts. In turn, Caltrans requires the County to commit to implementing the Caltrans DBE Program as it applies to local agencies, and to comply with Caltrans procedures developed for local agencies. The Public Works Division administers federal funds received through Caltrans for County transportation projects in compliance with Caltrans DBE Program requirements.
For general information on how to obtain DBE certification, click here for a link to a Caltrans DBE Certification Workshop.
To register as a Certified DBE with Caltrans: Click here
To Search for Certified DBE Firms: Click HereTo assist DBE's and other small businesses in developing their capabilities to utilize emerging technology and conduct business through electronic media, a variety of local community colleges offer relevant technology and business courses.
Some examples of community colleges with links are below.
To Search for Certified DBE/UDBE Firms: Click Here