Public Meeting - Disparity Study for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) programs


Where:

TxDOT Pharr Office
VTC Room
600 W Interstate 2
Pharr, TX 78577 (Map)

When:

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is conducting a Disparity Study of its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) programs to ensure that all businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities and that the current programs remain legally defensible and administratively successful.

Description:

The study will provide information to help TxDOT set DBE and HUB goals; monitor implementation of the programs; and assist firms to do business with the Department. In addition to determining the use of DBEs and HUBs on TxDOT prime and subcontracts, providing the availability of such firms, and examining evidence of barriers in Texas’ road building industry; the study will include qualitative experiences and recommendations of stakeholder groups and business owners. As such, your participation is critical to informing the study results and recommendations.

The meeting will introduce the study team; provide a presentation on legal and regulatory standards for the DBE program and study; review information regarding the study process; and outline how stakeholders and business owners can participate.

We welcome the participation of all business owners; those who are currently doing business with TXDOT, as well as those interested in contracting opportunities.

Please register here for the meeting. Please visit study webpage for more information and to provide public comment.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation need, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (512) 416-4700 or email CIV_BusinessOperations@txdot.gov at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Downloads:

Contact:

125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2409

(512) 416-4700
Email

Posted March 12, 2018