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DBE Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise


DBE Notice

DBE Goal & Request

TARC’s Proposed 2020/2021/2022 DBE Methodology Goal


On an annual basis, TARC establishes goals for the participation of a disadvantaged business in its procurement process. For federal fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022, the DBE goal is 11%.

NOTE: There is no DBE set-aside or discount provision in TARC’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.


  • To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of US DOT assisted contracts;
  • To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for US DOT assisted contracts;
  • To ensure 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 US DOT assisted contracts; and
  • To assist in the development of firms that can compete in the marketplace outside the DBE program.

Overall DBE Goal:

The Overall DBE Goal for FY 2020, 2021, and 2022: 11%
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Certified DBE Directory

DBE Methodology

Certification Eligibility:

* A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is defined as a for-profit small business concern:

  • That is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and
  • Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

Other criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Membership in a protected class;
  2. The owners’ personal net worth; and
  3. Firm meets SBA small business guidelines.

Gross receipts averages over three years must not exceed the current small business size standards as set by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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