Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Unified Certification Program
Understanding that diversity is part of our culture and inclusion has never been more important, TARC is committed to utilizing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and, small, minority- and women-owned businesses (SMWBEs) in all our procurement and contracting. The overall DBE goal for years, 2023, 2024, and 2025 is 10.04 percent.
To that end, TARC is committed to providing suppliers and vendors opportunities to receive technical assistance and supplier training, develop partnerships with prime contractors in their industries to provide community benefits that pays forward directly to our local community, and compete successfully for TARC contracts and other procurement opportunities.
The TARC Procurement Department is responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the Federal DBE program when projects are funded with Federal Transit Authority (FTA) dollars or an Aspirational SMWBE program for contracts and projects utilizing non-federal (local or state) funding sources.
To view the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Certified DBE Directory, click here.
Our goal and commitment
Pursuant to Title 49 CFR Part 26, TARC has establish an overall DBE participation goal every three years. This includes a goal of race-conscious and race-neutral, with minority being defined as federally protected businesses owned, operated and controlled by individuals who are African-Americans, Asian-Indian Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans and Native Americans. The TARC Procurement Office is committed to:
- Providing support by producing a level playing field for subcontractors, suppliers and vendors to participate through strategic development, outreach and utilization efforts;
- Assisting in determining eligibility of potential vendors who may qualify as participants as DBE;
- Helping new vendors with the registration and referral of its DBE application to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and
- Monitoring and enforcing compliance on federally and locally funded contracts with diversity goals.
For more information on certification and DBE participation, contact the TARC Procurement Department at email@example.com.