Simply fill out the DBE application and return it to the certification agency in your area.
The certifying agencies are:
Once a firm has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), it will remain certified for at least 3 years, unless its certification has been removed for reasons outlined in 49 CFR Sec. 26.87.
Capital Metro actively encourages DBEs to solicit bids for Capital Metro requirements. Once your company is certified, our Procurement Department will receive information about it for future sourcing activities.
For more detailed information, visit the Texas Unified Certification Program DBE Information Directory.
Subcontracting with prime contractors
Capital Metro prime contractors are encouraged to subcontract to DBEs. This program is also administered by Capital Metro's DBE office.
All procurements in excess of $50,000 are examined by the DBE office to determine if DBE subcontracting goals can be reasonably established. To make this determination, DBE carefully examines 2 key elements:
- Subcontracting opportunities for each procurement
- Number of DBE firms available in each subcontracting category
If goals are established, potential prime contractors to Capital Metro are expected to make their best efforts to meet these goals (e.g., 25 percent of the contract price will flow to DBEs). When addressing DBE goals in bid or proposals, potential contractors are required to comply with the provisions and instructions outlined in the solicitation.