Harris County Transit

A Division of Harris County Community Services

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Program

As a recipient of federal transit and transportation funds, Harris County must have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business program to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26. A DBE means a for-profit small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

Harris County Commissioners Court has established a policy to ensure that DBE’s have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26.23 and has designated Dwight Wolf as the DBE Liaison Officer for DBE program matters pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26.25.

Harris County has adopted a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) DBE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a federally approved DBE program pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26. This MOU allows Harris County to adopt the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing participation in the TUCP as a Non-Certifying Partner pursuant 49 CFR Part 26.81. The objective of the TUCP is to make all certification and decertification decisions on behalf of all TUCP Partners with respect to participation in the DOT DBE Program.

Interested parties may contact the Texas Department of Transportation for information concerning the TUCP at the following:

Texas Department of Transportation
Business Opportunity Programs Office
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2483
Tel: (866)480-2518
Fax: (512)486-5539
Email: tucpdata@dot.state.tx.us

DBE Compliance Officer
Dwight Wolf
713-578-2261


Harris County’s Public Notice of Proposed Goal for DBE

 

 

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