Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for FY 2018-2020
Knoxville Area Transit proposes to establish a goal of 2% of Federal financial assistance expended in DOT-assisted contracts in federal fiscal years 2018-2020 [exclusive of Federal Transit Administration funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles] to be spent with firms who are certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) under Department of Transportation regulations (49 CFR Part 26) . Knoxville Area Transit proposes to meet its goal by advertising bid opportunities through the City of Knoxville Purchasing website, as well as in a timely manner in DBE and general circulation publications and by advising City Purchasing at the time of requisition of possible DBE vendors. The proposed goal and the entire DBE program document are available for inspection during normal business hours at Knoxville Area Transit’s main office for 30 days following the date of this notice. Comments on the goal and program, or questions about DBE certification, should be addressed to: M. B. Roberson, DBE Liaison Officer, Knoxville Area Transit, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915; telephone: 865-215-7830; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be addressed to D.O.T. at U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights,Federal Transit Administration,1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590.