DBE Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING to Small, Disadvantaged, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Businesses, Interested Parties, etc.
Re: TARC’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal Methodology.
You are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday June 13, 2019 beginning at 2:30 PM in the Staff Conference Room, second floor, at the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) Union Station Building located at 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203.
Pursuant to a change in reporting methods issued by the USDOT and FTA, TARC is currently developing its Fiscal Year 2020 2021 2022 DBE utilization goal and is soliciting input from concerned parties regarding the program.
TARC will discuss the following topics: 1) Access to plans, bonding, information and process related to pre-bid; 2) If there is a reasonable basis that TARC could achieve its goal of DBE participation using race-neutral means; 3) Meetings and networking with Prime Contractors; 4) Use of the goals would prevent discrimination against any individual or group in access to contracting opportunities or other benefits of the program; 5) Any experiences you have encountered with discrimination with DOT-related contracts and/or subcontracts. 6) Any recommendations on how to improve the overall effectiveness of TARC’s DBE program are encouraged.
TARC would appreciate your input to ensure we have adequately addressed each of the above areas.