Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs
The Department of Transportation (CalTrans) requires local agencies with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs to meet the requirements of the DBE Program and the Underutilized DBE goals (for Asian Pacific Americans, Black Americans, Native Americans, and women).
The County must make work available to DBEs and select work parts consistent with available DBE subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and truckers. Bidders on DBE projects must show they have met the goal or have made an adequate good faith effort to meet the goal.
Roads - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Airports - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Read details about these programs.