Request for Comments on the Proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for the Tangipahoa Parish Urbanized Transit Program (bus service).
Tangipahoa Parish proposes a FY16-18 overall DBE goal of 7% for federally funded urban transit contracts (using race-neutral goals), as summarized below.This proposed goal, and the information by which it was determined, is available for public view from 8am-4pm, Mon.-Fri., at the Tangipahoa Parish Govt. office located at 216 E. Mulberry Street in Amite, La., for 30 calendar days from the date of this notice. Written comments will be accepted for 45 calendar days from the date of this notice, all comments should reference TPG - DBE Urban Transit, and should be addressed to both:
Donna Domiano, TPG DBE Coordinator, 206 E. Mulberry St., Amite, LA 70422 at email@example.com
and, to the US Dept. of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights Certification Appeals Branch, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., West Building 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20590.
Tangipahoa Parish’s FY16-18 DBE goal is summarized as follows: 7% DBE goal, using the market area of Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Livingston, Orleans, and East Baton Rouge Parishesbased upon previous bidder’s list from previous Parish public bids and requests for proposals and qualification statements, and potential DBE and small business contractors in the market area. The potential projects primarily include the transit system operations, purchasing of any eligible rolling stock, purchasing of transit improvements such as benches and bus shelters, and possible sidewalk and safety-related construction.
Note that businesses and contractors that may want to qualify for DBE status should contact the Parish DBE representative in Amite or may log into the Louisiana Unified Certification Program website for DBE at http://www.laucp.org/ucp/ for more information.