DBE Goal & Policy Statement

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 

Policy Statement

The Sioux City Transit System (SCTS) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  SCTS receives Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation.  As a condition of receiving this assistance, SCTS has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is SCTS’s policy to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.  It is also SCTS policy:

  • To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT–assisted contracts;
  • To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT- assisted contracts;
  • To ensure the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  • To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are  permitted to participate as DBEs;
  • To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
  • To assist with the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

SCTS’s Human Resource Specialist has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer.  In that capacity, the Human Resource Specialist is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program.  Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by SCTS in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.

SCTS has disseminated this policy statement to the City of Sioux City and to all other divisions of the organization.  SCTS has distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business associations that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts, and to the general public by a variety of methods.  These include the posting of this statement on the SCTS website, in city and county offices, with the Association of General Contractors, Chambers of Commerce, and with community based organizations serving the disadvantaged business community.


Mike Collett                                                                                          June 29, 2018                                    

Assistant City Manager                                                                 Date



Public Notice 

Public Participation Notice of Proposed Overall

Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, of the Sioux City Transit System’s (SCTS) intent to propose an Overall Annual Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal, applicable to contracting opportunities in SCTS’s federally-assisted programs funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2021:

DBE Goal 0.6% (six tenths of one percent) of the SCTS operating budget. 

SCTS’s proposed overall annual goal and its rationale were developed pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Final Rule (49 CFR Part 26).  A statement regarding this proposed goal and how it was established is available for inspection until July 30, 2018 (30 days from the date of this Notice), from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday at our principal place of business located at:

Sioux City Transit System

509 Nebraska Street

Sioux City, IA  51101

Written comments regarding the proposed DBE goal calculation process will be accepted until July 30, 2018.  Comments can be forwarded to SCTS at the above business address or to Region 7 Federal Transit Administration Office, 901 Locust St., Suite 404, Kansas City, MO  64106,  Attention Civil Rights Officer.  For further information, write or visit the Sioux City Transit System or telephone the SCTS’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Liaison Officer, Theo McElhose, at (712) 279-6259. 

Iowa DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Website

DBE-Public Notice-2018.doc