The Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation (BPTC) has established a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with the regulations of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. BPTC has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, BPTC has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of BPTC to ensure that DBEs, as defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also our policy:
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing field 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 permited to participate as DBEs;
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts; and
- To determine available resources that can assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
The BPTC Controller has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO). In that capacity the Controller 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 BPTC in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
BT Corporation Disadvantage Business Enterprise Goals
The Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation (BPTC) hereby announces the revision of its Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Goal under the guidelines of 49 CFR Part 26 and directions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). BPTC has established a three year goal (2016-2018) of 0.48% for DBE participation in DOT-assisted contracts.