DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) REFERRALS
The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) is in the process of establishing their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for FFY 2023; FFY 2024; FFY 2025 projects and are looking to identify small businesses, trade groups, minority and women-owned businesses, small business organizations or contractor groups which may be able to provide services and products to our agency.
If you are aware of any of these businesses, organizations or groups that the MMVTA could benefit from doing business with, please provide their contact information using the form below.
Additionally, should you have any suggestions on ways in which we can increase DBE participation with our agency, please feel free to share your thoughts below.
Thank you for your assistance!
DBE POLICY STATEMENT 2023-2024-2025
OBJECTIVES/POLICY STATEMENT (Section 26.1, 26.23)
The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The MMVTA has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the MMVTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the MMVTA to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts. It is also our policy:
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT–assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing field on which DBEs (including Small Businesses) can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
- To ensure that 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 and Small Businesses in DOT-assisted contracts;
- To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
Nancy Basile, MMVTA’s Manager of Finance & Grant Programs, has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity, Nancy Basile 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 the MMVTA in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
The MMVTA has disseminated this policy statement to the Board of Directors and all of the components of our organization. We have distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts by publishing in the following newspapers of local circulation: The New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh, PA; The Mon Valley Independent, Monessen, PA; The Tribune-Review, Greensburg, PA; and The Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA.
DBE GOALS & PROJECTED PROJECTS
DBE GOALS & PROJECTED PROJECTS
MMVTA has proposed a 1.5% DBE goal for FFY 2023, 2024 and 2025. This is required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Department of Transportation assisted contracts pursuant to Federal Regulations 49 CFR, Part 26.
The proposed goal and its rationale are available for review during normal business hours, for 30 calendar days following the date of notice by contacting Nancy Basile, DBE Liaison Officer MMVTA, 1300 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022, 724-489-0880 or email@example.com. PROPOSED GOAL & RATIONALE AVAILABLE UNTIL: MAY 31, 2022
Written comments on the goals will be accepted for 45 calendar days after publication of this notice. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS: JUNE 15, 2022
Comments should be directed to the MMVTA DBE Liaison Officer at the contact
Firms interested in contracting opportunities are encouraged to use the Vendor List Registration Form below.
POTENTIAL CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
Provision of Public Fixed Route Services & Transit Vehicle Maintenance;
Provision of Transit On-Board & General Transit Security Services;
Engineering & Design Services (Multi-Modal Hub);
Construction Services (Multi-Modal Hub);
Fare Collection System;
Facility Improvements (cabinetry/miscellaneous); and
Office Equipment (computers & related equipment).
All parties interested in doing business with MMVTA are encouraged to submit the Vendor Request Form to the MMVTA to be included on the Vendor List. DBE Vendors which are not certified, are urged to do so. Information can be obtained by visiting https://paucp.dbesystem.com/.
Firms interested in contracting opportunities are encouraged to use the