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SMALL & DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

HART Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Open House Flyer - 6.20.19

HART is committed to opportunities for small, minority and woman-owned businesses to participate in HART contracts.

 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM

As a recipient of USDOT funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), HART administers a DBE Program, in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, to ensure nondiscrimination in the award of USDOT-assisted contracts and create a level playing field on which certified DBEs can compete for those contracts.  While the DBE program includes fostering small business participation, only DBEs certified by the Florida Unified Certification Program are eligible to participate as DBEs. Tampa International Airport is the local agency that certifies DBEs.

HART has established a goal of 10% DBE participation on USDOT funded projects for FY20, FY21, and FY22.

 

 

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FY 20, FY21, FY22 HART DBE GOAL-SETTING​

​ HILLSBOROUGH TRANSIT AUTHORITY (HART) DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) FY20, FY21, FY22 GOAL

 HART receives USDOT funds; therefore, a goal of participation by DBEs must be calculated base proposed projections.  HART is recommending a 10% DBE goal for federally assisted contract awards beginning October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022.  Information pertaining to this goal, and a description of how it was calculated, is available for inspection from 8:00am to 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) at HART's Administration Building located at 4305 E 21St Avenue Tampa, Florida 33605 for 30 days following the date of this notice.  Comments may be sent in writing to: Cherie Leporatti, DBE Liaison Officer, at 4305 E 21st Avenue Tampa, Florida 33605 or at Compliance@goHART.org

 An alternative format of this goal is available upon request. HART operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. ​

                                                                                                                                                                                        

HART DBE Program Office

Phone: (813) 384-6626

Renee Pratt-Cocroft, DBE & Compliance Specialist

Cherie Leporatti, Compliance Officer, and DBELO

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