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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for Fort Bend County Public Transportation Department

Goal Notification Outreach/Methodology

FY 2018-2020 New Goal of 4%

Fort Bend County Public Transportation has completed their review of the federally funded contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's) for fiscal years 2018-2020.

Pursuant to US DOT regulations 49 CFR PART 26, the County is required to establish a Race Neutral/Race Conscious Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal program. This goal is based upon projected contracting/procurement opportunities, the availability of eligible ready, willing, and able to work Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and past contracting achievement.

An overall agency goal of 4% is proposed for contracting/procurement opportunities for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

Method of Establishing Goal

Fort Bend County utilized the following data sources to determine a base figure for the availability of DBE's:

 Step One: To develop the base number of available DBE's the following was done:

    1. Completed the USDOT's Weighting Base Figure Worksheet.
    2. Identified the total number of available DBE's for each listing utilizing NAICS codes and the TUCP website.
    3. Identified the total number of ALL firms available in both the Harris County and Fort Bend County areas for these types of contracts.

 

NAICS Code

Project

Amount of DOT funds on project ($)

% of total DOT funds (weight)

485113

Bus Service Contract including other transit services

$8,430,534

0.256905286

443142

Capital ITS Projects - Tablets

$53,099

0.001618096

518210

Capital ITS Projects - Bus Video

$32,505

0.000990531

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Sched Software

$404,882

0.012338047

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Web Portal/IVR

$144,220

0.004394844

238390

Capital FFE (Furniture)

$315,593

0.009617126

541613

Transportation Mgmt/Mkting

$472,500

0.014398584

541850

Signage

$500,000

0.015236596

238990 & 236220

Construct Westpark P&R

$2,462,395

0.075037037

236220

Construct Admin/Operations Facility

$20,000,000

0.609463852

424710

Bulk Fuel

$1,519,827

0.046313975

Total FTA -Assisted Contract Funds $

32,815,728

1.046313975

 

NAICS Code

Project

Number of DBEs available to perform this work (Nationwide)

Number of all firms available (including DBEs) (Fort Bend & Harris County)

Relative Availability

485113

Bus Service Contract including other transit services

1

9

0.111111111

443142

Capital ITS Projects - Tablets

1

704

0.001420455

518210

Capital ITS Projects - Bus Video

0

189

0

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Sched Software

4

1106

0.003616637

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Web Portal/IVR

4

1106

0.003616637

238390

Capital FFE (Furniture)

3

113

0.026548673

541613

Transportation Mgmt/Mkting

13

501

0.025948104

541850

Signage

2

23

0.086956522

238990 & 236220

Construct Westpark P&R

15

1050

0.014285714

236220

Construct Admin/Operations Facility

6

639

0.009389671

424710

Bulk Fuel

0

63

0

Combined Totals

49

5440

0.009007353

 

NAICS Code

Project

Weight %

X

Availability %

Weighted Base Figure (%)

485113

Bus Service Contract including other transit services

0.256905286

0.111111111

0.028545032

443142

Capital ITS Projects - Tablets

0.001618096

0.001420455

2.29843E-06

518210

Capital ITS Projects - Bus Video

0.000990531

0

0

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Sched Software

0.012338047

0.003616637

4.46222E-05

541511

Capital ITS Projects - Web Portal/IVR

0.004394844

0.003616637

1.58946E-05

238390

Capital FFE (Furniture)

0.009617126

0.026548673

0.000255322

541613

Transportation Mgmt/Mkting

0.014398584

0.025948104

0.000373616

541850

Signage

0.015236596

0.086956522

0.001324921

238990 & 236220

Construct Westpark P&R

0.075037037

0.014285714

0.001071958

236220

Construct Admin/Operations Facility

0.609463852

0.009389671

0.005722665

424710

Bulk Fuel

         0.046313975

0

0.000000000

Total

0.037356329

Rounded, Weighted Base Figure expressed as %(*100)

3.735632928

Rounded, Weighted Base Figure %

4

 

 

 

Step Two:  After an examination of the current capacity of DBEs, size of anticipated expenditures, and a review of past DBEs on similar expenses it was determined that no adjustment to the base figure established in step one was needed at this time.

Public Participation Notice

Fort Bend Public Transportation Department pursues public participation through inquiry and consultation with various contractor groups and community organizations and identifies DBE organizations through review of Texas State's certified DBEs, capable of performing Fort Bend Public Transit contracts.  Identification of DBEs is available at the Texas Unified Certification Program’s Directory.

Comments on the proposed overall goals are encouraged and will be used for informational purposes to develop the final established goals.  The methodology used to determine the goal will be available for public inspection during normal working hours, Monday through Friday at the Fort Bend County Public Transportation office until August 17, 2017.  The address for Public Transportation is 12550 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

 

Fort Bend County will accept comments on the goals beginning June 29, 2017 to until 4:00 pm on August 17, 2017.  If the County receives any comments from individuals or organizations, a response to each will be prepared.  Comments must be submitted in writing to the following address:

 

Roopa Neogi, Procurement & Contracts Manager

Fort Bend County Public Transportation

12550 Emily Court, Suite 400

Sugar Land, TX 77478

 

Or

Civil Rights Officer

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration, Region VI

819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36

Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Last updated: 8/23/2017 10:58:39 AM