Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

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The City of Ames/Ames Transit Agency is committed to ensuring that all persons have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in City of Ames/Ames Transit Agency contracts, helping to increase the number of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms and encouraging the participation of DBE firms in prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities. It is therefore the policy of City of Ames/Ames Transit Agency that DBE's shall have fair opportunity to compete for and participate on Ames Transit Agency contracts and subcontracts, pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulation 49 CFR Part 26.  Please click the following URL link to view  CyRide's DBE Program & Policy.  

To become certified as DBE, a business must meet the eligibility standards established by the USDOT regulation 49 CFR Part 26. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) certifies businesses as DBE for the state of Iowa through a unified process. This certification allows the DBE's to be used statewide as opposed to certifying individually with each business utilizing federal dollars. For certification applications or additional information about the certification process, please contract the Iowa DOT’s Office of Contracts, EEO Section, at 515-239-1422, email at DOT.Contracts@dot.state.ia.us or visit www.dot.state.ia.us/contracts/contracts_eeoaa.htm

To see the Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) FFY2017-FFY2019 DBE goals (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2019) for contracting opportunities, please click here.