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. 

For certification applications or additional information about the certification process, please contract the Iowa DOT’s Civil Rights Team at 515-239-1427, email at dot.civilrights@iowadot.us or visit https://iowadot.gov/civilrights/Disadvantaged-business-enterprise-program-DBE/DBE-Program.

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


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, of the Ames Transit Authority’s dba CyRide’s intent to propose an Overall Annual Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal, applicable to contracting opportunities in CyRide’s federally-assisted programs funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2022.  The overall total DBE goal for federal fiscal years FFY2020-FFY2022 is 0.04 %, which is entirely race neutral as CyRide met its previous goals for all three years. 

City of Ames/CyRide FFY2020-FFY2022 DBE goals

CyRide’s proposed Overall Annual Goal and its rationale were developed pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Final Rule (49 CFR Part 26).  This proposed goal and how it was established may be obtained by contacting: CyRide; Shari Atwood, Transit Planner; 601 N. University Blvd.; Ames, IA 50010, calling 515-239-5539; e-mailing satwood@cyride.com or by viewing CyRide's FFY2020-FFY2022 DBE goals.