The MaineDOT has established a DBE Program to incorporate disadvantaged business participation in projects funded in whole or in part with FTA funds and is seeking comment on the draft document.
Maine Department of Transportation
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal
Federal Transit Administration Contracts Only
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with US DOT regulation 49 CFR Part 26, the Maine Department of Transportation has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program to incorporate disadvantaged business participation in projects funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration funds.
For Federal Fiscal Years 2017-19 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019) MaineDOT has established a DBE goal of 1.42% for each year. MaineDOT intends to meet this entire goal using race/gender neutral measures. Contractors/providers should examine each element of work on all Federally Funded projects for DBE subcontracting or sub-consulting opportunities.
Interested parties may view MaineDOT’s DBE Program and FTA Goal Methodology for the next 30 business days during normal business hours (8-4, M-F) at the Maine Department of Transportation, Civil Rights Office, #16 Child Street, Augusta, Maine. Appointments are not necessary, but would be appreciated. Appointments can be scheduled by telephone at (207) 624-3066. The Program may also be viewed at:
MaineDOT will accept written comments for 45 days on the Program. Comments will be taken through 4:00 P.M., July 20, 2016. Comments should be addressed to Sherry Tompkins, Civil Rights Office, Maine Department of Transportation, #16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Comments may also be sent directly to the Federal Transit Administration by contacting:
Ms. Margaret Griffin
Civil Rights Officer, Region I
Federal Transit Administration
55 Broadway, Suite 920
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel. (617) 494-2397
Several interested stakeholders will be notified directly by e-mail of the goal publication.